Ireland’s first Winter Food, Drink, Craft and Horticulture Festival is coming to the CHQ this Christmas. With a focus on supporting Irish businesses, traders, craftspeople, producers and charities, I BELIEVE™ will run for 28 days in the lead-up to Christmas from Thursday 26th November until Wednesday 23rd December.
The I BELIEVE™ festival will feature the country’s most iconic Christmas tree, donated by Coillte to the people of Ireland. Standing at 50 foot tall, it is inspired by the tradition behind the world-famous Rockefeller Tree in New York.
I BELIEVE™ are inviting businesses across the country with a focus on Christmas foods, crafts, gifting, toys and horticulture to come onboard and join Ireland’s newest Christmas Village.
With charity at its roots, I BELIEVE™ will become an area for Irish to build awareness and fundraise. The I BELIEVE™ Charitable Fund, chaired by Senator Feargal Quinn, will financially support seven different charities each year.
Lord Mayor of Dublin, Críona Ní Dhálaigh, took the opportunity to highlight what I BELIEVE™ will mean for Dublin, saying: “I BELIEVE™ will be a huge addition to the city this Christmas, and will prove a huge draw for Dubliners and tourists alike. It’s a fantastic opportunity for us to put Dublin on the European ‘Christmas market map’ and to showcase some of the country’s leading food, drink, craft and horticulture producers. Custom House Quarter is a unique venue, which is close to the city centre and extremely well-served by public transport, with numerous buses, LUAS and Dart right on their doorstep, so I have no doubt that it will do fantastically.”
In addition to the Christmas tree and market, I BELIEVE™ will have a dedicated Scandinavian lodge-themed lounge, which will provide the ideal location for an office Christmas party with a difference. For those with young families, I BELIEVE™ in Santa will offer a unique experience which will refresh their belief in our guest from The North Pole and build memories that will last a lifetime.
For further information on the festival and how to get involved visit www.ibelieveinchristmas.ie
I BELIEVE™ is now accepting applications from businesses across Ireland with a focus on Christmas foods, crafts, toys, gifting and horticulture to join Ireland’s official Christmas Tree and Village. There are packages available for traders who wish to trade for a day, a week or for the full run, and 20% discount is available for businesses trading for under one year at the time of booking.
For further information, visit: www.ibelieveinchristmas.ie/traders