Kilruddery House and Gardens in Bray is kicking off Christmas early, with food, family fun and festive gifts on offer.

Two weekends have been held already throughout November but this weekend marks the final festive offerings at Kilruddery House and Gardens in Bray Co. Wicklow. On Friday November 30th, the house and gardens will be open from 4-8pm, followed by 10am to 6pm throughout the weekend of December 1st and 2nd.

The best in local, artisan craft and foodie gifts will be available at the Kilruddery Christmas Craft Fair. After a hugely popular event last year, the fair returns with 26 stallholders and is located in The Orangery at the main house.

Showcasing products from talented craftspeople across Ireland, there are gifts on offer at a range of prices, from €2 to €200, so will cater to every budget.

Mrs. Claus will be on hand this weekend to offer milk, cookies and story-telling for the little ones, along with her beloved reindeer Holly and Ivy. Elves will be on hand to help write letters to Santa, while the main man himself, Santa Claus, will be visiting for a short time throughout the weekend.

Last, but certainly not least, the ever popular Killruddery Farm Market will take place in the scenic Horseyard, with everything you could need for Christmas foodie heaven!

Embrace the Christmas spirit as you warm up with some delicious mulled wine, tuck into some fire-roasted chestnuts and peruse the locally-sourced artisan produce that the Killruddery Farm Market is famous for.

Farm Market favourite Ed Hicks will be selling their amazing selection of meats, The Real Olive Co will be the one stop shop for stocking up on olives, fresh mozzarella and sundried tomatoes (perfect for the party season!) and Yum bakery will have all the cakes and delicious things for your tasty treat needs. Many many other producers will be on hand to offer festive cheer, advice and special offers for their customers.

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