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Here Comes Santa Claus


Despite our reputation for calling a spade a little feckin’ shovel, each year, GG is always warying mentioning the C word too soon.

Given that December is pretty much an entire month of Christmas, November should be well underway before Santa starts getting his shout-outs.

Then again, those Christmas markets are already setting up their stalls, and when it comes to the Yuletide season, pretty much every Greystones business is already getting their tinsels down from the attic for that late November kick-off.

And the starting gun for our festive fun is, of course, the annual switching on of the Christmas lights. Where the one and only true Santa [pictured] – who vacates in Holyhead, by the way – comes to town.

As always, it’s the mighty Troy Gillett who will be making Greystones sparkle – his wattage having been saved by the Marina Village gang in 2016 – and the countdown party to the town lighting up like a Christmas tree will be, once again, in Burnaby Park.

The date is Saturday 23rd, the time, 4pm, and special guests this year include the Holyhead Male Voice Choir, who will be teaming up with Newtown’s lads, plus, The Greystones Players will bring A Christmas Carol to the stage, whilst Kilcoole’s Colaiste Craobh Abhann School Choir will bring some childlike wonder

Taking just an hour, the Christmas Lights 2019 party is a fine way to kick off your festive feelgood. And don’t forget, Phelm Drew’s throwing a Christmas Lights Party afterwards in The Whale, and those groovy male voice choirs are at the Rugby Club. Ho! Ho! Yo!

1 Comment

  1. Annette Kearney says:

    thank you for all the useful and interesting information.

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