Many of us think holidays are only for the summer and an ideal break is sun, sand, and sea. But we all get time off over Christmas which provides us with a break from work and a time to relax, but do we really relax? First we have to decorate the house, do the Christmas shopping in busy over crowded shops, and of course cook the biggest turkey to accommodate the whole family, not exactly relaxing…
Why not book a holiday, not a full two weeks of but a nice relaxing break, a long weekend or even try to grab a midweek bargain in Ireland and in a place that make a festive effort to bring Christmas to you.
Santa’s Magical Trail to the Clanard Court Hotel in Athy, Co. Kildare, Mrs. Clause herself will guide you through her home and into the magical forest to meet Santa Clause himself in his secret magical workshop, you will then experience a festive Carriage ride to the Christmas Farm to meet Rudolph and the rest of the reindeer, stay for the night to enjoy dinner with the elf’s and an evening at the elf’s party finishing with a classic Christmas movie. A great Christmas break for all the family.
Waterford also offers an amazing Christmas experience the winterval festival, from the “9th November – 31st December you will find all kinds of activities in Waterford City centre.
A traditional Christmas market, adult sized snow globes, and a giant Christmas Carousel. The Winterval Festival has put on a full 3D light and Sound show and you can ride the Winterval Express Train or take a slower paced horse drawn sleigh through town. And remember to bring your skates for the famous Winterval Ice-rink some hotels are offering special Winterval rates while the festival is on.
Dreading cooking the Christmas Dinner? Why not let somebody else do it for you? The Westport Plaza in Mayo will allow you to have a long lie-in, late breakfast and all the mince pies you can handle, no washing up or cleaning the table here, The Plaza will have Live music, entertainment, movies nights , and Christmas quizzes and for the brave the legendary Christmas Day swim at Berta Beach. A festive three night break begins on Christmas Eve and includes breakfast, brunch, Afternoon Tea and dinner.
So if you do decide that a Christmas vacation in Ireland is the ideal festive holiday for you and your family then contact one of the many Irish travel operators who organise vacation packages to Ireland.