Coca_Cola Christmas Truck

Coca-Cola Christmas Truck

Sunday 4th December from 12 noon to 7pm
Mahon Point Shopping Centre

You've seen the Coca-Cola Christmas truck on TV… now see it in real life!

The arrival of the Coca-Cola Christmas Truck, made famous n=by the classic TV advertisement, heralds the real start of the festive season.

Come along for your chance to have a photo taken with the famous truck to share with friends and family. Soak up the festive spirit with seasonal music, a free Coca-Cola, and a secret Christmas surprise!

This will be the only opportunity to see the iconic truck in Cork so don't miss out!

Carols by Candlelight

A Christmas Chorus

in aid of Enable Ireland

Wednesday 7th December @ 7.30pm
Cork City Hall

Christmas Carols and Songs by adult and children's choirs in aid of Enable Ireland.

Featuring primary school choirs from Scoil Maria Assumpta, Ballyphehane, Scoil Mhuire Banríon, Mayfield, Scoil Bhríde Eglantine, Douglas, Scoil Mhuire Lourdes, Carrigaline, and Scoil Spioraid Naoimh Cailíní, Bishopstown and also featuring The Monophonics Children’s Choir and The Sonatinas Adult Choir.

Compère for the evening is RedFM’s Keith Cunningham and the opening address will be made by the Lord Mayor Councillor Des Cahill. The Musical Director is Rachel O’Brien from Sonatina Music Academy and the whole evening is going to be a festive joy to listen to.

Tickets are priced at €5/child, €12/adult, €17/balcony seat

Tickets are available at the Enable Ireland shops on Oliver Plunkett Street and North Main street or from Charlotte Coakley, Enable Ireland Community Fundraising on (021) 4294434 or at

Improv Panto

The Improv Panto

Opening Friday 9th December @ 10.30pm
Cork Opera House

Following the Improvised Panto’s enormous success on the mainstage last year, they’re back, and they’re bigger and better than ever!

Back for a sixth year to present a different panto each night, based on the audience’s decision. It’s all improvised, so nothing is prepared or scripted.

Audiences can enjoy a night of madness packed to the brim with laughter, with fun, with made-up hilarity, on the spot songs, dance, poetry and insane dialogue!

LIVE musicians, LIVE laughter, LIVE chaos!
Ideal for Christmas and Office parties! Group rates available.

This is panto as you’ve truly never seen it before.

Dates: Fri 9th, Sat 10th, Thurs 15th – Sun 18th, Tues 20th – Thurs 22nd December, 2016
Time: 10:30pm
Tickets: €15 & €12 concession
Age: 18+ (not suitable for smallies)

Carols by Candlelight

Carols by Candlelight

Friday 9th December @ 8pm
St. Patrick's Church

A 'Carols by Candlelight' concert will take place in aid of the Cork Association for Autism (CAA) on Friday 9th December at St. Patrick's Church, Lower Glanmire Road.

Performing classics such as Silent Night, A White Winter Hymnal and God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen against the backdrop of hundreds of flickering candles are the Cork Prison Officers Male Voice Choir, Cork Garda Male Voice Choir, The Choir of St. Patrick's, Note Perfect, Harmonics and the Montfort's Choir.

Tickets cost €15 and can be purchased online at, from Pro-Musica, Oliver Plunkett Street or St. Patrick's Church.

Christmas at the Cathedral

Christmas at the Cathedral

Saturday 10th December @ 8.00pm
St. FinBarre's Cathedral

Cork International Choral Festival is proud to present 'Christmas at the Cathedral' with internationally acclaimed soprano Majella Cullagh for an evening of festive carols, song and poetry in the stunning surrounds of St. Fin Barre’s Cathedral.

Majella will be joined on the evening by actors from the Littleshoes Players, The Montfort Youth Choir and award-winning national choir, PfizerPfonics. Festive favourites including O Holy Night, Carol of the Bells, Believe, Who Would Imagine a King and many, many more will have everyone feeling that warm and gooey Christmassy feeling from their heads to the tips of their toes!

The evening is brought together by Festival Manager, Sinéad Dunphy, aided musically by Carol Arnopp and guarantees to deliver an evening of Festive fuzziness!

Don’t forget to wrap up warm and feel free to bring blankets and cushions!

Tickets priced at €20 are available from the Everyman Theatre on or 021-450 1673. Book now to avoid disappointment.

Cork Opera House

The Cork Opera House Christmas Concert

Monday 19th December @ 8.00pm
Cork Opera House

The annual Cork Opera House Christmas Concert, promises a magical evening of Christmas song and seasonal cheer. Arranged, directed and conducted by renowned Cork composer John O’Brien, the concert will feature an array of talented vocalists, musicians, and local choirs.

Soloists include the internationally renowned Cork soprano Mary Hegarty and critically acclaimed Limerick tenor Owen Gilhooly along with classically-trained Cork vocalist Gemma Sugrue. They will be accompanied by the Cork Opera House Concert Orchestra and the Cork Opera Operatic Society Chorus. Joining them on stage will be local school choirs – The Choir of Regina Mundi College and Cór Bunscoil Chríost Rí of Turner’s Cross.