Getting into the spirit of Christmas, we’ve got a list of popular activities and events for families to try out this winter.
Ice skating is growing in popularity every year with more and more people taking to the ice at Christmas. Skating rinks have popped up all over the country to facilitate this popular trend, with many catering for an entire entertaining experience with dining & shopping close by. Galway city on Ice returns this November and is guaranteed fun for family and friends and an experience you won’t forget!
The Christmas Pantomime is a must for families during the festive season. Offering fabulous fun for the kids and guaranteed to get into the festive spirit. This year the Cork Opera House will be holding the much loved ‘Beauty and the while Dublin’s Gaiety Theatre will be showing the classic ‘Little Red Riding Hood’. With great options like this, you’re spoilt for choice!
Strolling through a Christmas Market is fast becoming a must-do in the build up to Christmas to get everyone into a jolly festive mood. Galway, Dublin, Cork and Limerick all have wonderful Christmas markets with delicious food, drinks and hand crafted gift options on hand as well as some festive entertainment and of course Santa’s Grotto! Glow-A Cork Christmas Celebration is a particularly family friendly one with the city's Bishop Lucey Park being transformed into Santa's Workshop which the kids will just love. Alternatively, Dublins I BELIEVE IN CHRISTMAS has the most stunning Christmas tree in the country which is guaranteed to get you into the festive spirit.
A Special to Santa Claus
The man himself will be making numerous appearances at events, markets, shopping centres and department stores around the country in the run up to Christmas. So what better way to pass an afternoon than a family trip to see Santa Claus? It will warm your heart watching all the little ones bursting with excitement when they get their turn to tell Santa what presents they want this year! From the Rathwood Santa Train to the magical Brown Thomas Christmas Windows and many more, you won’t be short of opportunities to visit Santa.
Plenty here to keep you and the family entertained in the run up to Christmas. Even better, build it all around a pre-Christmas getaway & check out all the hotels available on Irelandhotels.com