Ballina’s Frosty Salmon Festival got into full swing over the weekend and in the lead up to Christmas, it promises lots of entertainment and festive fun for all the family.
The festival has Mayo’s only Ice Rink –Moy on Ice – which opens from 4 pm until 9 pm most weekdays; and 12 pm until 8 pm at the weekend.
The Ballina ice rink is located in the Christmas Quarter (formerly known as Rabbitte’s car park, off the Market Square).
Other free, family-friendly events, include The Grinch Hunt on December 12th at 7 pm and the Christmas Variety Show on December 18th at 8 pm.
The Mistletoe market is a throwback to the town’s historic roots and will run on Saturday, December 14th and 21st from 10 am until 5 pm and on Sunday, December 15th and 22nd from 12 pm until 5 pm.
Santa Claus and his elves made an exciting entrance into Ballina on Saturday and he was joined by a swarm of local children.
Santa will be meeting children from Ballina and the surrounding area in his magical grotto until December 23rd and he will be making a dramatic exit by helicopter on Christmas Eve.
The Grinch Hunt
The Grinch has been spotted skulking around Ballina by local shopkeepers and traders recently and all agree that he must be caught and deported from the Town before he has a chance to ruin our Christmas.
A crack team of Grinch hunters has joined forces to capture the Grinch. They have requested the assistance of local children to help capture the Grinch because the team have figured out that he isn’t afraid of children and is attracted to red clothes.
The Grinch hunter team will meet outside the Moy on Ice rink at 7 pm on Thursday, December 12th. And remember….. wear something red.