NOL will be extra special this year with a magical ‘winter wonderland’ opening at O’Neills Healy Park in Omagh.
St Enda’s home, Healy Park is well known for hosting all of Tyrone’s home games, but in December it will host a different team in red and white as Santa and everyone around him will be in attendance – including the reindeer!
With free entry, the Winter Wonderland will be in place for a month starting December 3.
As well as boasting the ‘Eye of Omagh’ – perhaps one of the biggest Ferris wheels of its kind – the winter wonderland offers fun for the whole family with an amusement park and market. Breathtaking Christmas Celebration, which will be sponsored by local company Fibrus Networks Hyperfast. High speed fiber.
There will also be booth stands with a focus on local crafts and vendors serving locally produced food. A beer tent will be present during the event with live entertainment throughout the evenings and days.
And of course, no winter wonderland is complete without Santa Claus, who will welcome young people to a very special place.
There will also be a ‘Senta trail’ which will feature specialist lighting from the local Galaxy company, as well as real reindeer and elves.
It is guaranteed to generate real excitement for the whole family until December 25th.
“Omagh’s Winter Wonderland” will be a first in the region and has already generated a lot of interest from families across the North and the region, who will want to visit the Grandpa himself. Mr. Christmas will be in a very special place.
Conor Sally, director of “Omagh Winter Wonderland” presented the plans for the event.
He said: “We are delighted that Fibrus has joined the Fermanagh & Omagh District Council and the National Lottery to bring something truly special to the West – indeed this is a first for the region.
“Between our stands, the Santa Claus track, the entertainment, the beer tent and the live stage, we’ll have something for everyone and on their doorstep.”
Event sponsors Fibrus said the “Winter Wonderland” fits naturally in their attempt to “connect people and communities”.
Jemma Dougherty, Public Relations and Marketing Expert, said: “We are absolutely delighted to support the ‘Omagh Winter Wonderland’, a magical Christmas extravaganza, which will be a special place for families to connect and create happy memories in this holiday season.
The one-month wonderland will be a welcome boost for the local community and will also be supported by the council.
Fermanagh and Omagh District Council Chairman Errol Thompson said: “It is essential that we organize events like this for the community and to attract people from outside our area. This event will hopefully attract people from outside of Omagh and Fermanagh, and it will lift people’s spirits as the Christmas season approaches.
Colm Broderick, president of the Omagh Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said the event “will definitely add to Omagh’s economy”.
“It will bring together the community and traders from across the country and it will be an opportunity for our city to shine while bringing additional footfall to the region,” he added. “We would like to encourage; craft, gift and food vendors to get in touch and book a booth.
There will be plenty of ‘Winter Wonderland’ coverage across all of our newspapers from The Northwest Ireland Printing and Publishing Company and We Are Tyrone.
To involve the local community throughout the month, the organizers are looking for local talent to join in the fun with a request for any group involved; singing, theater, Christmas carols or dancing.
To book a slot or make contact, they are kindly requested to send details to [email protected]
Admission will be free with the hope that families will return several times during the month, the booking details for the Santa Claus Trail and the pre-booking specials for the fun and the ‘Omagh Eye’ are all available on the “OmaghWinter Wonderland” Facebook page or by sending an email to [email protected]
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Posted: 8:06 PM Oct 28, 2021