Is there anything more magical than Christmas in Kerry? Nestled in the southwest corner of Ireland, the county comes alive in December. From Listowel to Cahersiveen, Dingle to Castleisland this Christmas promises to be a truly magical one. It’s a wonderful time to explore The Kingdom with so many events happening countywide, why not take the opportunity to avail of the excellent hotel offers and kick the Christmas period off with a short staycation.
We’ve compiled a list of some of the best hotel deals, events and Christmas Markets happening around the county this festive season so sit back, put the Christmas carols on and make a plan for how you’re going to make it a very Kerry Christmas!
Dingle Benners Hotel
Savour the Christmas atmosphere of Dingle by visiting Dingle Benners Hotel for your pre-Christmas break with your friends or loved ones. It’s the perfect place for an office get together or your annual festive meet up. With options to choose from including Festive Afternoon Tea, Lunch in Mrs Benners Bar, Finger Food and Set Dinner Menus visitors have plenty to choose from this Festive Season.
Overnight stay inclusive of breakfast with Afternoon Tea for two people begins at €139 per room.
Fancy a break in the run-up to Christmas or maybe a break just after the Christmas rush? The 4 star Sneem Hotel is the perfect destination for a Pre or Post Christmas break away with plenty of options for guests including The Festive two-night break with dinner, which includes a full Irish breakfast each morning and dinner on one evening of your choice. Packages start from €145 per person sharing.
Christmas at The Brehon is a truly magical experience from the thirty-foot-tall Christmas Tree and open fires to delicious seasonal food and winter warming festive drinks. With 2 and 3 night packages available over Christmas Day see what this beautiful hotel has to offer this holiday season. Two-night packages start from €575 per person sharing.
The Rose Hotel
Enjoy a Christmas or New Year break in the family-run Rose Hotel, Tralee during the festive season. With Christmas breaks ranging from a pre-Christmas one night Festive Break including dinner, bed and breakfast, a post-Christmas get together with family or friends to rejuvenating Spa breaks there are numerous options to choose from for a yuletide hotel stay! Packages begin at €161.
Celebrate the Festive Season at Parknasilla and enjoy mulled wine by the open log fires, indulge in breakfasts and long walks and delicious dinners.
Offer valid from the 24th to the 26th December inclusive with the three-night stay including – breakfast each morning, Christmas Eve dinner & drinks reception, Christmas Day traditional lunch and St.Stephen’s Day dinner.
Packages from €899 per person sharing.
Christmas in Tralee
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For many, Christmas would not be the same without the traditional shopping trip to Tralee.
With shops of every description, it truly has everything one could desire when choosing that special gift for a loved one or indeed a treat for yourself!
On Saturday 27th November, Christmas will officially kick off in Kerry’s capital with the Town Square being transformed into a mini North Pole complete with snow machines and a giant Christmas tree. The Christmas lights will be switched on and visitors will be able to soak up the atmosphere with Carol Singers, festive nibbles and treats.
For more updates check out Tralee Chamber Alliance on Instagram. @traleechamberalliance
Christmas in Killarney
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Christmas in Killarney is one of the most spectacular and festive season celebrations in the country creating truly magical experiences in the lead-up to and during the most wonderful time of the year. The spectacular parades are the real centre-piece of Christmas in Killarney with 15 incredibly designed and decorated festive floats.
This year the magical parades will take place on the 4th, 11th & 18th of December.
North Pole at the South Pole, Annascaul
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This December 12th from 2pm the village of Annascaul will be buzzing with Christmas spirit. Rumour has it Santa Claus will be dropping by to meet some children who are hoping to be on his ‘Good List’. With Festive Story-telling, local crafts and mulled wine there is something on offer for young and old.
Artisan Christmas Market, Kenmare
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If you are on the hunt for a Christmas Market with a difference then look no further than the Artisan Christmas Market located at the Butter Market in Kenmare. Support local artists, designers and makers with a joyful atmosphere and festive treats guaranteed!
The market takes place across the weekend of the 11th and 12th of December in the Butter Market Gallery from 10am – 6pm each day.
Gift A Kerry Break
Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney
Give the Gift of a Gleneagle Experience! They have Cash Voucher’s that can be redeemed for any services the hotel offers including accommodation, food and beverage, leisure or other such services or may be used online on our website reservations page to be redeemed directly against the cost of a booking.
The Brehon Hotel & Angsana Spa, Killarney
Give the Gift of luxury with a voucher from The Brehon, Killarney. Overlooking Killarney National Park, home to the Angsana Spa and the Danú Restaurant the award-winning hotel is an ideal gift. Choose from a variety of packages and stays. Purchase your voucher online or contact our reservations team on 064 6671543. Vouchers are valid for 5 Years.
The Sheen Falls Country Club, Kenmare
The Sheen Falls Country Club have vouchers to be redeemed against stays in their self-catering accommodation. With vouchers ranging from €75 to €300, they have something for everyone this Christmas.
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Note: All prices listed are subject to availability and are taken directly from the hotel’s website as of today 23/11/2021 and all offers are subject to the property’s terms & conditions. We advise booking as early as possible to guarantee your place. Please remember to book directly via the hotel’s website for the best rates. Please note that some facilities – such as leisure and gym facilities – may be subject to health and safety guidelines.