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Christmas in Laois

#YoureWelcomeToLaois this Christmas

 Looking to spend some quality time in Laois this Festive Season?

We’ve compiled the perfect Christmas blog to make sure you have a joyous time in Laois this December with Laois’ Christmas experiences and some of the best hotel Christmas breaks on offer!    There’s so much to see and do in Laois to get in a merry and bright mood this Christmas!

#YoureWelcomeToLaois and all our Upcoming Festive Events:

Sir. Hurt Barn Exclusive Festive Supper Club Dinner & Live Entertainment At Inch House Laois

9th December from 9:30 pm to 11:30 pm

The Sir. Hurt Barn Exclusive Festive Supper Club with Gala Dinner & Live Entertainment hosted in The Sir. Hurt Barn in the exclusive surroundings of the 19th-century Inch House. A festive evening of sumptuous food and merry-making, beginning with a champagne fountain & mulled wine reception in the cosy and festive living room of our barn while the warm glow of seasonal scents envelops you. A luxury three-course fine dining experience using only the finest Irish produce. Enjoy listening to a live vocalist or band to round off the evening. Why not finish off the perfect evening with a stay at Inch House?

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Christmas Wonderland Event At Castleview Open Farm

Ongoing dates from Saturday 10th to Friday 23rd December 10 am to 4 pm

The Magic Christmas Wonderland at Castleview Open Farm has everything from animals to feed to elves workshops. Of course, Mr & Mrs Claus will both be there to chat,  they may even have a treat or two for any children on the nice list who visit. Write your letter to Santa with the elves and be sure to post it in their special post box that goes straight to the North Pole.

Each Child Ticket will include entry and unlimited stay on their open farm, a delicious bag of carrots to feed the animals, one on one experience and plenty of time with Santa and Mrs Claus, a good quality age-appropriate gift from Santas workshop, a free Hot chocolate from their coffee shop with all the trimmings and mini golf. 

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Solas Eco Garden Centre Portarlington Christmas Markets

  • Day Time Christmas Markets: Sundays from 27th of November from 11 am to 4 pm
  • Night Time Christmas Markets: Thursday & Friday Nights from 1st December from 5 to 9 pm

There is something magical about a Christmas Market at SOLAS. These Christmas markets bring together the very best of what local craft people and artists can offer making it the perfect event to explore for unique gifts. Also experience their great food, hot drinks and visit Santa while you’re there. 

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The National Elf Academy At Dunamaise Arts Centre

Ongoing dates from Saturday 27th November to Thursday 22nd December 11 am to 6:30 pm

Are you ready to spread Christmas cheer? It might be time to attend the National Elf Academy. This Christmas, Dunamaise Arts Centre will become home to the official National Elf Academy where your family will get to attend a fun-filled experience, learning all of the top-notch Elf requirements to spread Christmas Cheer.

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There are so many unique events happening across the county. If you’d like to see even more of Laois’ Christmas event offerings, check out our Laois Tourism What’s On Guide where new events are added daily! 

Stays to choose from across County Laois this Christmas:

Midlands Park Hotel, Portlaoise

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Visit Santa Package

Visit Santa Packages Includes:

  • One or Two night stay in a spacious family room
  • Full Irish breakfast
  • Entrance to Castleview open farm where you will tour the farm, and meet the billygoats, giant rabbits and peacocks! The farm will be beautifully decorated for the holiday and each child will receive a gift from Mr & Mrs Claus before they leave!

They are also offering lots of festive options, check them out >>here<<

Check out the packages The Midlands Park Hotel have to offer >>here<<

Killeshin Hotel & Leisure Centre, Portlaoise

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Christmas Break

Enjoy 2 nights Christmas getaway with the whole family this year!

Soak up the traditional Irish Christmas atmosphere in the Killeshin hotel.  From the moment you arrive, indulge in Mulled Wine in front of warm fires before experiencing Culinary Delights in their Cedar Restaurant.

2 nights Christmas Stay includes:

  • Mulled Wine Reception On Arrival
  • Bed & Breakfast Each Morning
  • 4 Course Dinner In Our Cedar Restaurant Christmas Eve
  • 4 Course Christmas Day Dinner In Our Walnut Suite With Live Entertainment And A Christmas Gift For All Our Guests With Our Compliments

They are also offering lots of festive dining options, check them out >>here<<

Check out the packages The Killeshin Hotel have to offer >>here<<

The Heritage Hotel, Portarlington

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A Cosy Christmas 

Enjoy the perfect cosy Christmas night at The Heritage! Indulge in festive delights with their afternoon tea by the crackling fire. Later on snuggle up to a Christmas movie with their festive treat box full of goodies, perfect for sharing! 

Package includes:

  • One night accommodation 
  • Full Irish Breakfast, cooked to order the following morning
  • Festive Christmas Afternoon Tea with a glass of Mulled Wine
  • Selection of Christmas movie favourites including Home Alone, It’s a Wonderful Life, Elf, A Christmas Carol, Love Actually, Miracle on 34th Street
  • Christmas Sweet Treat Box 
  • Late Check Out 1 pm

Check out the other packages The Heritage Hotel have to offer >> here<<

So what are you waiting for? 

#MeetInTheMiddle for festive events and stays in Laois this Christmas!