Christmas Family Breaks

The Connacht Hotel


Experience the Joy of the Christmas Season at The Connacht Hotel Galway

Embrace the Magic: Celebrate Christmas 2023 with Us!

A warm festive welcome awaits you at The Connacht Hotel in the build up to Christmas.

Magical Christmas at The Connacht for all the Family includes: 

  • Overnight stay, with wide choice of family room options
  • Full Irish Breakfast each day
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Ample Free Car Parking
  • Full use of our Leisure Centre including; 20M indoor swimming pool, kid's pool, sauna, steam room & 24hr gym!
  • Free access to our Friendly Fellows kids club when you book direct. (Please note: booking through other websites incurs a cost of €5 per child per session)

Festive Afternoon Tea

We all like to treat ourselves from time to time and indulge in some of the finer things in life.

If like us, you enjoy a good cup of tea and a chat, in a relaxed atmosphere then why not indulge in our Festive Afternoon Tea served in the Library and Bar Solo at The Connacht Hotel Galway.


We've added a Festive Twist to our Classic Afternoon Tea with Mince Pies, Freshly Baked Scones, Gourmet Finger Sandwiches, a Selection of Festive Miniature Cakes all served with tea and coffee.

Elf Town

Elf Town is back in the Ballybrit Racecourse in Galway again this year for another Christmas experience. Meet Mrs. Claus in her kitchen and Santa in this grotto – where Santa gives each child a special Elf Town toy coin to exchange for their own present in Santa’s toy shop.

Elf town is open from the 24th of November & runs throughout December.

Tickets available from €29.95 for adults and €43.95 for a child.

Explore Our Family Rooms

If you’re looking for family hotels Galway - then look no further.

We have a host of accommodation options for a family break in Galway, with complimentary use of our 20m swimming pool, a range of kids activites, family friendly dining options and onsite car-parking - your ideal Family Holiday in Galway.

Friendly Fellows Kid's Club

Our onsite Kids Club, Friendly Fellows, provides families with fully equipped playrooms and action-packed entertainment schedules during weekends and most school holidays making us one of the leading family friendly hotels in Ireland.

Friendly Fellows offers engaging and entertaining activities for all ages. Our kid's club has age-specific activities for 3-5 years or 6-13 years.

  • Group Games include Hip-hop & Line Dancing, Karaoke Competitions, Talent Shows or Family Table Quizzes.
  • For the creative, try our Arts and Crafts with Lantern Making, Face Painting, Colouring Competitions or Jewellery Making.
  • Sports Activities include Gaelic, Hockey, Bowling, Soccer, Obstacle Course, Parachute Games and Table Tennis.
  • Free Play and Wind down time with Puppet Storytime, Dress-up Games and Cinema Time.

Our Kid's Club is FREE when you book direct on our website!
(please note: for bookings made through other websites there is an additional charge of €5 per child per session)

Christmas Gift Vouchers


Give the gift of Galway memories to that very special someone in your life. Choose from group getaways, exciting afternoon teas, relaxing golf breaks, fitness breaks or dining in any of our fabulous restaurants or bars across Galway with our group voucher.

The Perfect Gift!