GLOW has officially reopened to the public on Grand Parade today

GLOW will be making its grand return to the streets of Cork today, following a reimagined version due to the pandemic last year.

The beloved festival will see the return of everyones favourite Ferris wheel and carousel on Grand Parade. The 32m panoramic wheel will transform the skyline, offering unparalleled views of Cork city and suburbs.

The Ferris wheel and carousal will be open daily from today (November 26th) and will run until January 9th, from 12 noon – 9pm. Prices for the Ferris wheel start at €3.50 for kids and €4 for adults, and entry to the carousel is €2.50 – bookings can be made online here.

(Please note they will be closed Christmas Day, and closing early at 7pm Christmas Eve & New Year’s Eve)


Bishop Lucey Park will once again transform into a Winter Wonderland experience, with this year’s theme being ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’. Visitors to the park will be able to immerse themselves in a magical festive light display, complete with classic holiday hits, drummers, hoola-hoopers, and dancers, and more!

Although Santa Claus will be super busy working up at the North Pole, his helper elves will be at the park in Santas special workshop, located toward the end of Bishop Lucey Park, with plenty of gifts for all of the good children of Cork!

Entry to the park will be completely free this year, however advance booking is essential. Bookings can be made here.

The park will be open from 4:30pm – 8:30pm on the following weekends:

  • Friday 26th – Sunday 28th November
  • Friday 3rd – Sunday 5th December
  • Friday 10th – Sunday 12th December
  • Friday 17th – Sunday 19th December

To ensure everyones safety at the GLOW festival, Cork City Council has mentioned that “The Panoramic Wheel has robust Covid-19 safety measures in place, Please respect social distancing in the area – and don’t forget your mask!”

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