This year has been challenging for everyone and with a lot of uncertainty around employment, the economy and concerns about people’s health the usual plans for Christmas are all up in the air.


There is also the unknown around what level restrictions the country will open back up to in December and this could potentially continue throughout the Festive season.


However, all is not lost – to provide a welcoming lift and boost to the local economy this festive season, Waterford based company “The Memory Lab” have created a magical Christmas Experience called Festive Forest Dungarvan. The purpose of the event is to bring Christmas to life in the town of Dungarvan with a larger ambition to:


- Increase tourism & visitors

- Create something that the region can be proud of

- Create employment for locals

- Celebrate Waterford and the amazing local produce it has to offer

- Encourage visitors to explore the local shops and raise awareness of local Businesses

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Trader applications for Festive Forest Dungarvan 2020 is now open!


We are looking for food traders, farmers market stalls and interesting retail stalls to trade at our Christmas market, which will be part of Festive Forest Dungarvan 2020.


The quality of your food and product offering and the presentation and appearance of your stall is very important.


Selected traders for Festive Forest Dungarvan 2020 will be supplied with their own Market Stall , lighting and power for the duration of the event. The market stall will be locked and secured each night.




The Festive Forest will be opening its gates from the 3rd December – 23rd December, offering parents and families a safe way for their children to meet the big man himself.


The Festive Forest will also include a separate Christmas Market, open daily for the duration of the event, which will provide locals and visitors the opportunity to browse and sample the different local produce and products on display, get to meet 2 of Santa’s real reindeer in person and get their photo taken in a Giant Snow Globe.


Apply now

If you are interested in trading at Festive Forest Dungarvan 2020, please send an email with a brief description of your offering to info@festiveforest.ie and we will then forward you an application form.