The Mayor of Ennis Municipal District Cllr. Johnny Flynn, will perform the official switch-on, while entertainment will be provided by the Holy Family School Choir and local theatrical group, Pantaloons.
In conjunction with the switch-on of the Christmas lights, Ennis Lions Club will launch their Yellow Ribbon project in aid of Cahercalla Hospice.
Mayor Flynn complimented the partnership approach adopted by Clare County Council and the local business community to making Ennis an “attractive shopping destination” in the weeks leading up to Christmas.
He said: “By supporting street entertainment like Ennis Street Radio, in tandem with the introduction of free car parking, pedestrianisation and an impressive Christmas lighting display, the Council is playing its part in creating a festive atmosphere and enhancing the overall shopping experience throughout the town.”
Clare County Council has once again introduced a parking incentive scheme aimed at promoting Christmas and New Year shopping in Ennis.
Free parking will be applicable to the town’s 759 off-street and 783 on-street public car parking spaces up to 12pm daily from Saturday, 29th November 2014, to 4th January, 2015 inclusive. There will also be free all-day parking at Cloughleigh car park.