Christmas Gift Guide: Christmas Experiences

Christmas is a time to spend with loved ones, and Dunboyne Castle Hotel & Spa has the perfect range of festive packages to ensure you and your nearest and dearest have a Christmas to remember. Whether it’s a two night stay in the picturesque Meath countryside (€490 pp) or a three night getaway (€600 pp), the relaxing retreat in the royal county is sure to make it a magical Christmas for all. Reservations can be made through or by calling 01 801 3500.

For a very special festive experience, Dylan Hotel has a range of Christmas packages. Christmas at Dylan includes residing in luxurious accommodation, complete with a four course Christmas lunch or dinner, including a glass of Prosecco, games and movies in Dylan bar, a bespoke present, and a traditional Irish breakfast the next morning. Guests can choose from a one night stay starting from €325 per person sharing a luxury room, or a two night stay starting from €455 per person.

The Eddison Restaurant, the bright, airy and spacious new restaurant that was recently unveiled as part of the Dylan Hotel’s stylish renovation, is celebrating its first festive season. The ethos at The Eddison is all about showcasing a commitment to the best Irish produce, with plants and vegetables firmly at its heart. Treat a loved one to lunch (€45 pp) or dinner (€65 pp) this Christmas for an evening to remember.

Luxury shopping destination, Kildare Village, recently launched Christmas at the village with a spectacular light show Enchanted Lights, which takes consumers on a magical journey through the village, with five illuminating immersive experiences to enjoy. Enjoy lunch and shopping before it gets dark…and spend as much as you like on your nearest and dearest! Enchanted Lights is accessible to all; families, groups of friends, and shoppers, with no admission fee.

Add a touch of magic to Christmas by visiting The Westin Dublin. The five-star hotel offers a range of festive seasonal packages, including overnight stays and delicious food and drink menus including a two night stay (starting from €495 pp) or a full Christmas get-away over the three days of Christmas (starting from €657pp). Each package includes a traditional Irish breakfast, dinner in Morelands Grill, a five course feast in The Banking Hall, along with live entertainment on Christmas Day, a gift for each guest and a visit from Santa Claus.