Bray is the perfect place to soak up the Christmas spirit!
Bray Chamber, Bray.ie and Wicklow County Council are once again encouraging everyone to shop locally and support the wide range of businesses in Bray town this festive season. You can pick up a gift or simply enjoy some festive cheer at one of the many pubs, clubs and restaurants throughout the town and with *free car parking at weekends throughout December, it makes Bray the perfect place to soak up the Christmas spirit.
The initiative is part of the Christmas in Bray celebrations which sees Christmas sparkle into life on November 23rd with Bray Town Centre’s Christmas lights switch-on where one lucky family (up to 2 adults and three children) will have the prestigious role of pushing the button to officially turn on the town’s Christmas lights. To enter this competition please click here.
The event will be hosted by this year’s Bray Chamber of Commerce Endeavour Civic award winner Adam Burke, who is also well known for his energetic MC skills for “Bingo Loco” and Hardy Har Comedy. Adam really wants the people of Bray to come and sing their hearts out to popular Christmas tunes and spread the Christmas Spirit. If the town sings loud enough, we hope we will get the attention of the North pole and Santa might arrive to see what it is happening, so come along and sing loud for Santa to hear!
The Christmas lights switch-on is expected to be a busy one with hundreds of people flocking to the civic plaza to enjoy the event. If you’re planning on being there too, why not come to Bray a little earlier, grab something to eat, enjoy a spot of Christmas shopping and then pick your spot in the plaza ready for the festivities to start.
Steven Matthews, Cathaoirleach of Bray Municipal District said, “Bray’s Christmas lights switch-on is the perfect reason to gather your family, wrap up warm and snuggle together in the civic plaza as we officially start Christmas and remember for all your shopping needs, places to eat, drink and be merry you can’t afford to miss Christmas in Bray.”
Christmas In Bray 2019 Photo Competition
We have a fabulous Christmas Photo Competition where someone could win a hamper packed full of festive goodies. Just capture a special Christmas moment in Bray, be sure to use #ChristmasInBray hashtag when sharing your favourite memories on social media and you’ll be in with a chance to win our competition! You can also submit your photos using the below form.
Yuletide events include:
- Bray Town Centre’s Christmas Lights Switch On – Saturday, November 23rd from 4:00 pm at the Bray Civic Plaza
- Christmas Lantern Workshops at Cool Planet Experience from November 23rd
- Christmas Movies at Mermaid from December 16th
- Santa at Killruddery – Selected dates in December
- Classics by Candlelight December 1st at 7 pm
- Purple House ecumenical Christmas candlelight service on December 6th
- #BornInBray Experience Tour – Ideal for group outings, work events, stags & celebrations
- Christmas Party Nights at the Royal Hotel
- Junior Musicals Christmas Show on December 8th
- Performers Theatre School present ‘A Snow White Christmas’ on December 14th & 16th
- Ballet Ireland in association with EY presents Swan Lake from December 20th to 22nd
- Paula Lambert Puppet Theatre presents Bosco’s Magical Garden and Sleeping Beauty on January 3rd
Check our ‘What’s On’ Guide for more festive events below or click here.
All events and activities are subject to change without notice and may be dependant on weather.
Bray.ie is not responsible for the content of any external websites and no endorsement of any of the events, or any products or services contained on them is implied.
Want to feature on our #Christmas Event Guide for FREE? Well, submit your local event/gig here.
Free parking is available on Saturdays and Sundays for the month of December in the Wicklow County Council Car Parks only.
Local retailers… Here’s an opportunity to promote your festive offers! Read more here: https://www.bray.ie/blackfriday/.
Bray Town Centre’s Christmas lights wouldn’t happen without the kind contributions from retailers and businesses in the town, and the sponsorship from Bray Municipal District. Thank you for making Bray sparkle this Christmas time.
If you are a local business and haven’t received details on contributing, please contact 012828248 or email email@example.com.
The initiative will be supported with a poster, radio and social media campaign.
We would like to thank in advance the local press for the significant support in helping share our positive upbeat message about Christmas In Bray and other initiatives throughout the year.
The Christmas In Bray marketing campaign is supported by Bray Chamber, Wicklow County Council and Bray.ie. Bray.ie is a trading name of Bray Tourism.
Campaign tag-lines – Christmas sparkles into life on November 23rd & Pop into Bray this Christmas
Campaign webpage – https://www.bray.ie/christmasinbray/
Join the conversation – Our campaign hashtag is #ChristmasInBray