When it comes to Christmas, few countries in the world manage to blend big and bold festivities with quiet corners where you can put your feet up and enjoy a relaxed drink or two. While you aren't guaranteed a white Christmas, there's something about the hint of it in the air that makes it so much more special when you get what the Irish call 'landing snow' on Christmas day.
Christmas in Ireland: Top Accommodations
Best Christmas Vacation Destinations in Ireland
The craft markets, delicious local food, and friendly people are just a few reasons to look forward to a Christmas Vacation in Ireland.
A favorite with tourists throughout the year for its welcoming small-town atmosphere and beautiful coastlines, Galway is a real treat around the Christmas period. The city is known for the musical passion of its residents, so expect to see buskers and carolers throughout the season. The Galway Christmas market also guarantees some locally-sourced street food and a variety of unique gifts and crafts to take away with you.
This location is famous within Ireland for its incredible hurling achievements and even Christmas fans will enjoy a brief trip to Nowlan Park for a game. However, at Christmas, Kilkenny pulls out all the Yuletide stops, offering everything from Santa's grotto to festive concerts and comedy shows. There are also local pantomimes to keep the kids laughing. When it comes to sweet treats, you have to try some of Kilkenny's homegrown chocolate, known far and wide as the very best in Ireland!
Considered the real capital by its residents, it's no surprise that Cork city offers a Christmas experience designed to give Dublin a run for its money. Each year the city puts on a multitude of Christmas-themed events and exhibitions, including transforming parks into winter wonderlands, setting up a Ferris wheel on the main street and even decking the city center out in spectacular Christmas lights.
Best Places to Stay for Christmas in Ireland
Frequently Asked Questions
How much do vacation rentals for Christmas Vacation in Ireland cost?
The average price for accommodation in Ireland is between usually $69 and $111 per night.
What kinds of rentals can I find for Christmas Vacation in Ireland?
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