It's a lot of cash to fork out alright, I had a guick look around the markets area yesterday and tbh wasn't overly impressed with the offering at the stalls.
Only a few of them had nice Christmassy fare but first thing I had to pass was a huge stall selling loose pick & mix sweets, having already negotiated a large stall selling the same stuff on Main St I was a bit p.....d off at that stage. One of these guys charged me €3 for two jelly snakes last summer at the bike-fest and I said never again
. Trouble is it's hard getting that through to the kids.
There was a stall selling crepes, another selling hot dogs, another selling hot socks
, another selling loose sweets (pick & mix), another one had what looked to be nice baking.
There's a really nice looking Victorian style fairground pony carousel type thing, looks really nice. Not sure of the price, I'd say it's lovely at night.
I heard someone that the animal part wasn't fully set up that time yesterday.
All in all, you'll need to budget for a bit more than the fee for Santa and the range of stuff for sale in the stalls was diappointing.