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Airtricity backs Docklands’ free Santa and all for a good ‘Claus’


3 December 2012

Free Santa’s Grotto and Children’s Giving Tree to aid Barnardos at Airtricity Docklands Christmas Festival

The Airtricity Docklands Christmas Festival is back once again at the IFSC from Friday 7 to Sunday 23 December and this year the centrepieces of the festival are free Santa’s Grotto and the Giving Tree, all in aid of Barnardos.

Ireland’s third-largest energy provider, Airtricity, is encouraging all visitors to the Airtricity Docklands Christmas Festival to leave an unwrapped gift for children who are availing of Barnardos’ services. Santa Claus will also be spreading the Christmas spirit once again from the Airtricity Green Grotto which boys and girls can visit entirely for free and families can leave donations if they wish to further help support Barnardos’ work.

The festival, which is now in its eighth year, saw over 200,000 visitors attend last year and this year is expected to be ever bigger with more than quarter of a million visitors expected to attend this Christmas. Full details on the festival are available on www.airtricity.com and on www.dublindocklandschristmasfestival.ie.

Open from Friday 7 December until Sunday 23 December, the festival runs daily from 12 noon until 8pm and from 10am to 8pm at weekends. Children and families visiting the festival will experience a truly festive and magical atmosphere among the many gourmet food and gift stalls, authentic Victorian fairground attractions and of course, visiting Santa Claus at Airtricity’s Green Grotto. Children awaiting their chance to meet Santa and reveal their Christmas lists can help Santa’s elves build toys, make Christmas cards and get their faces painted while their parents put their feet up and take the chance to relax and enjoy the Christmas spirit!

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