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Santa’s Arrival at The Square Lights Up Tallaght

Last weekend was a really exciting one at The Square Tallaght as not only did they have a day long event of fun they had Santa’s arrival and the lighting of their tree.

The day long outdoor event of fun and activities began at 11am and we went along to see what exactly was in store. All the main activities took place in the West Car Park on Level 3.

The first thing most of the young children were focused on was the huge bouncing castles and then there was the beautiful reindeer along with a live crib which was amazing to witness for not just the children but for all ages.

The fun didn’t just stop there, The Square like all years really do go all out when it comes to their Santa arrival and inside the Centre was no different with plenty of fun to be had there too.

Mrs Claus made an early appearance telling all the little children stories. Then after that the popular puppet show kicked off which went down a treat with smiles from everyone both young and old.

As if all that wasn’t enough the Gospel Choir then entertained everyone with some festive tunes along with some popular others. There was face painting throughout the day and then to finish up the indoor events their was a DJ too.

As many of the children were busy on the Centre Mall with activities the focus then moved to the aquarium also on Level 2 where there was touch pools for children with starfish, seahorses and plenty more. The children also had a chance to watch all the beautiful fish being fed too throughout the day.

Kealan Doyle from the Seahorse Aquariums was on hand to speak to everyone and had some really interesting facts about all the little fish inside the Square’s aquarium.

As it began to get dark outside attention then turned to the main event – Santa! Yes the important guest was on his way. As everyone began to make their way back outside to the main stage there was a fun show of dancing and music as everyone waited patiently for Mr Claus to arrive.

It wasn’t too long of a wait as Santa arrived with all his friends on his train to say hello to all the girls and boys, as the countdown began he along with a special friend lit up the Christmas tree and then the moment everyone had been waiting for the spectacular firework display.

Tallaght lit up for almost five minutes it was a stunning display and one that marked Santa’s arrival in a fashion that simply could not be beaten!

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About Rachel Lynch

Rachel Lynch
Journalist with InTallaght.

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