The Christmas Quest

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Take a magical journey around Greystones……

as you walk in the footsteps of Mary and Joseph, the shepherds and wise men towards the stable in Bethlehem. Follow the map and find clues at each station to help you break the hidden code and unlock the meaning of Christmas.

Brought to you by Greystones Churches Together, this walk will be open from December 6th, and will remain open throughout the Christmas season, with Christmas story dioramas at each church, artwork from local artists and schoolchildren, and things to spot along the way. As you visit each station, you’ll discover the next chapter of the Christmas story, and get another hint to help you solve the puzzle.

Suitable for all ages, we hope to bring the Christmas magic to our town in a new way this festive season…    Full Information is here



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Greystones Lights Show

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The Christmas Lights Show from Greystones is now available!

Get into the festive mood  on the Late Late Toy Show Day and watch at a time that suits you or another day if you prefer!

Guest appearances from Hozier, Dustin the Turkey, Santa,  Laura Wood and More.  Music & Song, Festive Messages from abroad,  Celebrity messages and the  countdown of the lights going on in Greystones on Friday 21st.


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Greystones Christmas ELF!

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Hi, I am Greystones Elf, the first Elf to be sent to Greystones to bring Christmas fun to everyone. Watch out as I will be popping up all over the town, keep an eye on my very own Instagram page every day to see what I get up to.

And don’t forget to take part in the competition on our facebook page to name me. Light Up Greystones Facebook Page
Special thanks to SewShenda for helping to craft my Elf creations.

Christmas Card Competition – Greystones Studios

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Help Greystones Studios to design a Christmas Card and you could win a socially distanced MAGICAL ELF VISIT plus printed cards with your design to send to your family and friends!

To celebrate the recent launch of their brand-new website, Greystones Studios have teamed up with Genie Mackers to offer a truly amazing prize – a magical elf visit, appearing right outside your house!

All you need to do is design and send us your Christmas Card based on the theme of “A Magical Greystones Christmas”. You can draw it on paper, design it on a computer or even get creative with seashells, glitter, leaves or whatever else you can think of!

You can send your finished card design by email to or by post to Christmas Card Competition, Greystones Studios, Theatre Lane, Greystones Co. Wicklow. Don’t forget to include your name, age and a contact phone number on the back of your design so we can get in touch with the winner!

If your design is chosen as the winning Christmas Card, you can expect a very special visit from the Genie Mackers Magical Elves (we will call you to arrange this!) plus 50 printed copies of your very own Christmas Card to send Christmas wishes to your loved ones!

The closing date for entries is Monday 30th November and the winner will be announced on Thursday 3rd December!

Please visit for more information and check out to see their incredible Elf Visits!

Think Local Shop Local

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It’s all here locally!

Whether you are looking for gifts in store or on line there are a huge amount of businesses locally that have everything you might possibly want.

Check out the business listings area on this website Business List

There you will find everything from local stores to online local stores, gifts, etc.  Go into the category section and search for what you are looking for or view the drop down menu.

This Christmas more than ever, our local business’s deserve your support – Christmas would not be Christmas without them

#lightupgreystones   #greystones  #wicklow   #thinklocalbuylocal   #greystones2020   #christmaslights

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Halfway Up the Stairs Story Time

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Trish Hennessy from Half Way Up the Stairs has two stories here from  Saturday 21st November

Mention the code LIGHTUPGREYSTONES – and get a 10% discount on the 2 books that Trish is reading in her story telling video’s below on

Dasher Landscape


The Christmas Eve Tree 


Halfway Up The Stairs is a children’s bookshop based at La Touche Place in Greystones. It stocks books for all children, from babies right up to young adults. They also stock a range of high quality toys and gifts. You will find that it stocks a lot of books by Irish authors and has a comprehensive Irish language section.

Christmas Cards & Felt Decorating Workshops

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Facilitated by Shenda Burchell – Sew Shenda

Both workshops are available by clicking on the workshop name 

Christmas Card Making for toddlers to teenagers – 20 minutes


Felt Star Christmas Decoration for teens and younger with previous sewing/felting experience. – 30 mins


After many years of craft making Shenda took the plunge in 2020 and set up her own business Sew Shenda. The philosophy of Sew Shenda is to sell well made unique gifts which are sewn with  love here in Greystones.

Workshop No. 1 Christmas Card Making

A4 card (any colour though red is nice)

Glue stick

Paper Fairy/Cupcake bun cases

Crayons/Colouring pencils/markers

Child friendly scissors

Optional – stickers

Workshop No. 2 Felt Star Christmas Decoration

Clothes pegs/mini clips

An 4 Sheet of Felt (bought for 90c in Art & Hobby shop).

A Ruler.  Something circular so that you can draw a circle on the felt, about 10 cm in diameter

A Pen

A Needle


How to Make White Chocolate Snowmen

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Host: Susan Behan from Children’s Chocolate Creations – 30 minute Duration

We are going to make beautiful, edible White Chocolate Snowmen for Christmas.  Susan is one of the leading lights in the world of all things chocolate.  A graduate of DIT Cathal Brugha St., she has worked with some of the most renowned names in the food industry including Paul Rankin, Conrad Gallagher and Michael Caine’s from the Clarence Hotel. In addition Susan also worked in the John Burton-Race’s restaurant ‘L’Ortolan’ for a year.

It was during her time at the Four Seasons, Dublin, that Susan found her passion for all things chocolate.  This passion led to a chocolatier course under the French chef, Benoit Lorge. Based in Co. Wicklow, Susan runs fabulous and fun children’s chocolate workshops and  cooking classes. She also makes amazing desserts to order.

Ingredients to make 5 snowmen:

300g white chocolate
50g dark chocolate
1 pk jam & cream biscuits,
5 lollipop sticks
1 pk Smarties
1 pk Rolos.
1pk fizzy belts
Notebook, pen
1 pot
2 stainless steel bowls
2 trays
1 tall container
1 scissors
Cling film
Parchment paper