Celebrate Christmas at Great Southern Killarney
Treat yourself and your loved ones this festive season to the ultimate luxury Christmas break at Killarney’s Premier Historic Hotel, Great Southern Killarney. Arrive on Christmas Eve and delight in 2 days of Festive celebrations or 3 days of Christmas celebrations in our festive haven in the heart of Killarney town. Our Christmas celebratory packages ensure you and those special to you will enjoy the perfect setting throughout the festive celebrations, with many special little touches like surprise turndown gifts each night and Christmas trees aglow in children’s bedrooms. Click here to view our Festive Season brochure.
Christmas Eve- You will be greeted on arrival with a cosy and traditional Irish welcome of Afternoon Tea with piping hot tea and coffee served in our elegant drawing rooms, a delicious way to commence your stay! In the evening, gather for a celebratory drinks reception before an indulgent Christmas Eve meal which is served in the splendid setting of The Garden Room, famed for its Victorian grandeur and magnificent gold cornice vaulted ceiling. Following a most cheerful and relaxing meal, an evening concert of heart-warming Christmas carols takes place in the historic Grand Foyer. The evening culminates with late-night savoury snacks followed by mince pies and warming mulled wine - just perfect for those guests who will be braving the elements to attend midnight celebrations.
Christmas Day- Begin Christmas morning with a hearty start at Great Southern Killarney’s Christmas Day Brunch. Thereafter enjoy the excitement of gift giving in your private room or gather friends and family in a cosy corner of one of our beautiful antique resident lounges where light snacks will be served throughout the day. Gather friends and family for the Great Southern Christmas Lunch, complete with all the traditional festive fare. Join the in the anticipation and excitement of a visit from Father Christmas to the delight of our junior guest, who each receive a bespoke gift and revel in some festive fun with Santa Claus. Following the afternoon's festivities, enjoy the final hours of Christmas night with musical entertainment and when slumber calls, retire to your bedroom for a peaceful night’s sleep.
St. Stephen’s Day- Begin your day with a leisurely brunch. For those staying on the 2 Night package we wish you a safe journey home. For those staying on the 3 Night package an early afternoon outing is planned, showcasing the beauty of county Kerry. Return to indulge in the delightful tradition of Afternoon Tea and warming broth. Then all aboard from sleigh rides through the hotel's extensive gardens or choose to while away the remainder of the afternoon at your leisure by perhaps opting for a visit to the Health & Beauty Rooms or with a stroll through the heart of Killarney. Following such an active day, a well-deserved and enticing St. Stephen's Day dinner is served. Thereafter enjoy live musical entertainment & prior to slumber, partake of a late-night supper. On the morning of your departure, avail of a leisurely breakfast or choose to extend your stay with exclusive discounts available to you.
Residents on our Celebrate 2 Days of Christmas package arrive on Christmas Eve and depart on the morning of December 26th. For pricing and to book the 2 day package, please click here. Residents on our 3 Days of Christmas Celebrations package arrive on Christmas Eve and depart on the morning of December 27th. For pricing and to book the 3 day package, please click here. For more information on our 3 day Christmas celebrations view our brochure here.
Christmas for Junior Guests
Christmas is traditionally a time for children and our junior guests will truly experience all the joy of Christmas from the moment they arrive at Great Southern Killarney. Children will be greeted with an interactive junior check-in and will begin their Christmas sojourn with their own special children’s afternoon tea. The excitement will grow as they enter their bedroom to find a Christmas tree aglow and perfectly poised for Santa Claus’ visit! Junior guests prepare for the arrival of Santa Claus by creating their very own Santa treat tray to bring back to lay beneath their tree to ensure that Santa receives a proper welcome and Rudolph & team enjoy some crunchy carrots. Early to bed (no doubt!) on Christmas Eve to allow for all the excitement of Santa’s arrival. After the delight of gift giving on Christmas morning, junior guests enjoy a delicious Christmas lunch and the afternoon is full of thrills with a surprise visit from Santa Claus himself. Father Christmas will arrive full of fun and laden with gifts for the children and each child will be made to feel extra special as they will receive a gift unique to them. On Stephen’s Day junior guests will be amazed by an afternoon full of excitement as the family departs on a mystery tour of county Kerry. On return a little tasty sustenance for all the family and then it’s all aboard for sleigh rides through the hotel's extensive gardens. As if that is not enough to keep little ones entertained, our junior guests will also have access to Great Southern Killarney’s playroom throughout their stay. Great Southern Killarney is surrounded by 6 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens which are equipped with a children’s playground and tennis courts so remember to bring those little hats and scarves and mittens! Every evening, our junior guests will receive a little ‘relax to sleep’ supper with a glass of warm milk and our scrumptious homemade cookies delivered to them at bedtime. It is our utmost wish to create a Christmas experience that will be full of outstanding memories for all the families that choose to stay with us this Christmas at Great Southern Killarney.
To book our 2 Day Christmas Package, please click here. 3 Day Christmas Package, please click here. To view our full selection of pre-Christmas celebration getaways & Twixmas breaks, please visit our Festive Getaways page. Click here to view our Festive Season brochure.
Join us for all the delights and excitement of New Year’s Eve at Great Southern Killarney with our 3 night New Year Celebration package.