Over the past eight years, the Ballymaloe Craft Fair has built a reputation as the must-see crafts show and every year it gets bigger and better. Be sure to visit for an impressive array of textiles, glassware, sculptures, art, woodwork, jewellery, leather goods and unique local and national crafty gifts.
A visit to the Ballymaloe Craft Fair takes all the stress out of starting your Christmas shopping combining a beautiful location with a huge variety of crafts and design.
Sunday 18th November
Switch-On of City Lights!
Starting at 6.30pm, this family-friendly event will include music before the festive season is officially kicked off by the turning on of the city's Christmas lights. Make sure you get into town early as there is a huge crowd expected!
Tuesday 27th November @ 8pm
A Night at the Musicals
with Thomas Cameron
An Intimate Night of Musical Theatre with Thomas Cameron, an English tenor, whose voice has been described as having velvet-like qualities. Thomas was nominated for a Classical Brit Award at the 2018 ceremony held at The Royal Albert Hall. This is the only opportunity for Cork audiences to see him perform this year.
Sunday 4th December 11am-4pm
Glanmire Christmas Craft Market
Showcasing local talent, the Glanmire Christmas Craft Market is back again at Ryan's Super Valu Supermarket. There will be a wide selection of lovingly hand crafted items from papercraft to knitting, natural skincare to confectionery, and more. Raffle proceeds on the day in aid of Alisha's Rainbow Gift. Free Entry!
7, 8, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22 December
The Improvised Panto
An over 18's Panto packed with laughter, fun, made-up hilarity, on the spot songs, dancing, and insane dialogue! An annual tradition for many, including hundreds of work and Christmas parties each year, audiences can enjoy a night of gas craic altogether. Strictly over 18's!