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Waterford Castle Christmas Break


The Island Resort has something for everyone this Christmas, from romantic Castle breaks to family fun in our Self-Catering Lodges. If you are searching for the best hotels for Christmas in Ireland, Waterford Castle has everything you need for a great Christmas break in Waterford...

❄︎ To view our 2024 Festive Brochure, please click here.❄︎

gift vouchers

Gift Vouchers

Give them the gift of luxury with a Waterford Castle Gift Voucher, available for use across the resort including Castle and Self-Catering Lodge Stays, Resort Dining and Golf! Our vouchers can be personalized and sent via email or post. 
santa packages

Santa Packages

Christmas 2024 has arrived at the Island Resort! Take the Festive Ferry to visit Santa at his Island Grotto and allow our team to immerse you in the festive cheer which awaits you this joy filled season.

For Christmas reservations, please contact our team on+353 (0) 51 878 203 or email info@waterfordcastleresort.com  
christmas at the castle

Christmas at the Castle

Treat yourself to a luxury Castle winter retreat this year at Waterford Castle. Share our love for the holiday season and take in our magnificent 18-foot Christmas Tree which adorns the Great Hall.
family staycations

Family Staycations in Waterford

Experience the best Christmas hotel break in Waterford for families with a Winter stay on the Island at Waterford Castle Resort. Our warm and inviting 3 bedroom self-catering lodges are ideal for families looking for a staycation in Waterford this Christmas.
christmas parties

Christmas Parties & Private Dining

Celebrate the festive season at Waterford Castle Resort.

For further inquiries, please contact our festive events team info@waterfordcastleresort.com
festive resort dining
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Festive Resort Dining

Relax in front of the fireplace or in the elegance of our Fitzgerald Room Bar with our Festive Afternoon Tea or indulge your senses with a fine-dining evening meal at the 2-AA Rosette Munster Room Restaurant. Explore the Island and feel the crisp fresh air before warming up in the inviting Kings Channel Clubhouse with a hot chocolate, or perhaps even a Hot Whiskey?
festive afternoon tea
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Festive Afternoon Tea

Relax in front of the fireplace or in the elegance of our Fitzgerald Room Bar with our Festive Afternoon Tea.

festive foods

Festive Foods

Our delectable selection of Castle made festive foods, including our ever popular Christmas puddings and Mince Pies! 

Available to purchase at Castle reception.

Frequently Asked Questions

The days are short, and the nights are cold, but the magic of Christmas is a yearly event in Waterford that Waterford Castle Resort celebrates winter holiday with the local community and visitors. There are plenty of shops to find that perfect gift, cafes to enjoy a festive coffee or hot chocolate, and Christmas lights. The Waterford Winterval Festival is also a great feature with lots of fun activities for the whole family. In fact, it's undoubtedly one of the best experiences you are going to have during Christmas Break in Waterford.
Depending on the length of your trip, and considering geography, 2 days as a minimum and a week as maximum should be good to get a captivating feeling for Christmas in Waterford. A week is just enough time for the highlights of Waterford as well as nearby counties such as Cork, Kilkenny and Wexford.

Waterford Castle offers one of the most memorable Christmas holidays available and plenty of fun ways to enjoy it. We offer a unique opportunity for some of the best Luxury Christmas Hotel Breaks Waterford has to offer, with a dreamy atmosphere,and great family friendly Christmas breaks in our Self-Catering Island Lodges. 

Waterford can be visited at any time of the year, we suggest planning your getaway for Christmas break hotels in Waterford when the trees are decorated and the lights are up, usually around the end of November until the beginning of January. There will be a real warm and inviting atmosphere.

Yes, in fact we believe we offer the best Festive Afternoon Tea in Waterford! Our Festive Afternoon Tea menu is served daily in the Castle from Thursday 1st December until Sunday 8th January. Reservations can be made by phoning 051 878 203.