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Winter Breaks in Cork

Make the most of the chilly months with a winter break in Cork!

Looking for a family Winter break in Cork? Make your next family holiday one you’ll never forget, situated at the gateway to both the Wild Atlantic Way and Ireland’s Ancient East. We all look forward to our Winter holidays! In particular, November weekend breaks are an ideal time to get away just before Christmas. As unlike previous years, there are a lot of concerns about sanitation and safety and the Carrigaline Court Hotel are pleased to tell you we have been working extremely hard to ensure our hotel provides a safe opportunity to enjoy the best Winter holiday or weekend break in Cork.

Looking for a couples getaway in Cork? Look no further and beat the January blues with fantastic hotel breaks and offers! Carrigaline offers the perfect opportunity for couples to unwind, go sightseeing and relax in some of our fantastic bars & restaurants this Winter. Did you know that Cork is one of the best destinations for couple winter breaks in Ireland! A romantic getaway in December to Cork is not complete unless you sample the local food, take in the Christmas season festivities and soak in the exuberant nightlife! St Stephen’s Day is a popular time among guest to go for a long stroll on the beach and green parks!


Top 5 things to do at Christmas in Cork:

There is always plenty to do for the whole family and couples around Cork City and County. To help you make the most out of your winter getaway we have compiled a list below of must do activities around Cork this Christmas.

Fota Alpine Skate Trail

Fota is just a short car trip away from the Carrigaline Court hotel.

From November ’22 to January ’23 head over to Fota House and enjoy an exciting indoor ice skating experience.

Fun for all ages and abilities it is number one on our list for fun activities in Cork this Christmas.

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Glow – A Cork Christmas Celebration

If your are planning a trip in Cork City Centre, this is a must.

Glow Cork is back for another year from November 25th 2022 to January 8th 2023.

Cork will be lit up with Christmas lights, take a ride on the Ferris wheel and take in the city views from above or visit Bishop Lucey Park for a Christmas story experience.

While your in the City why not take a trip to the many shops and do some Festive Shopping.

Visit Glow Cork here


Christmas Shopping in Cork

Shop till you drop around Cork this Winter.

The Carrigaline Court Hotel is only a short drive to Cork City centre, where you will find a number of shops to suit you.

Visit St. Patricks Street and Opera lane where you will find loads of high street shops & department stores for all your festive shopping.


Marina Market

Explore what the Marina Market has to offer with various food stalls and shops, a wonderful Christmas market, it has something for everyone.

Get a coffee or hot chocolate with a treat to pizza and much more.

From November 19th 2022 to December 23rd 2023, visit Santas Magical Market.

Walk through the magical woods, visit reindeer in their stables, see the elves at work and meet the one and only Santa in his grotto.

See what the Marina Market has to offer here


The Pop Up Movie Club

Offering unique seasonal cinema experiences.

The pop up movie club will be at the Marina Market this winter showing Christmas movies in the lead up to Christmas Day.

With a range of popular festive movie favorites from Home Alone to the holiday this is an experience that you will remember.

See what Christmas movies they will be screening here


With so much to do over the December month, we welcome you and your family and/or partner to the Carrigaline Court Hotel on New Years eve and end the year on a high, as we reflect on the year just gone by and as we look forward to what the new year brings us!

The Carrigaline Court Hotel for the best Winter weekend breaks in Ireland

Situated in the bustling town of Carrigaline, Co. Cork, the 4-star Carrigaline Court Hotel & Leisure Centre offers luxurious facilities of international standard to both business and leisure guests. Just 15 minutes’ drive south of Cork City. Ideal for those who wish to visit the Cork area with plenty of attractions and activities nearby.Christmas in Cork

Warm and inviting, offering many excellent facilities including 91 spacious bedrooms, an elegant Bistro Restaurant and the contemporary Collins Bar. The hotel also offers an extensive Leisure Centre including 20 metre Swimming Pool.

For our Christmas Events at the Carrigaline Court Hotel, visit our Christmas page!