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The Connacht Hotel


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Christmas Hotel Breaks

Galway is definitely the place to visit this festive season for a Christmas break. Apart from the usual great shopping, we have the Christmas Market and now we have a bigger and better than ever before Elf Town, located just a 3-minute drive from the Connacht Hotel in Ballybrit Racecourse.


  • Choice of Family Rooms, Bunk Bed Rooms and Family Suites
  • With Full Irish Breakfast and extensive Breakfast Buffet each day.
  • Exclusive 10% Discount for tickets to Elf Town
  • Complimentary WIFI and onsite FREE Parking
  • Full use of our Leisure Centre with 20m Swimming Pool & Kids Pool.

Elftown Dates: Fri–Sun from 29th November to 15th December and everyday from 17th-23rd (excluding 18th) December 2019. 



Elf town is a magical experience and interactive journey for all the family, with a visit to Santa and plenty of additional highlights along the way. 

  • Meet Elfin Mc Grinchy and help him find his Christmas spirit and enjoy storytelling in the Christmas den.
  • Visit Icicles Frozen Sweet Shop made of real ice and sweets.
  • Enjoy the many fun games, activities and the Christmas carousel in our new Entertainment area.
  • Santa’s Snack Bar where visitors can enjoy candyfloss, popcorn, juice, tea, coffee and hot chocolate.
  • An official Elf Town Passport to visit Santa and Santa’s helper hats.
  • Decorate a cookie with the help of Mrs.Claus in her kitchen.
  • Elf Town coin from Santa to choose your own present from Santa’s workshop.
  • Mulled wine and a minced pie for the grown-ups.


Visit Elf Town Galway to view a 3D Map with 4 Floors to Explore. 

With a brand new, fast track arrivals system at the Elf Town entrance, there is no need to queue.

Head straight into the dedicated floor of Entertainment on the ground floor filled with many activities including Santa’s Christmas Carousel and lots of fun games with the Elf Town Brigade.

Parents can relax and enjoy snacks, hot drinks or mulled wine while children play for 30 minutes in this most magical space before continuing their epic journey to meet Santa, with 3 more floors to explore. 

The Connacht Hotel is the ideal location for a family stay in Galway. Located halfway between the Christmas Market and Elf Town, there’s loads to do both inside and outside the hotel.

We have a family friendly leisure centre with 20 metre swimming pool, a baby pool, steam room, sauna, Jacuzzi and 24 hour gym.

The hotel also has Friendly Fellows kids club, throughout mid-term and school holidays, which is always jam packed with activities to keep the little ones busy. Ruebens Restaurant uses a variety of delicious locally sourced ingredients in its diverse menu which includes a kids menu.