Things to do in Galway
Christmas in Galway and Salthill
Galway Continental Christmas Market
Christmas in Galway is a very special time for all ages. A visit to Galway during the festive season will not disappoint. The largest Continental Christmas Market in Ireland is based in the centre of Galway City in Eyre Square. Savour the sounds & smells of Christmas whilst meandering around the stalls picking up some last minute gifts. Open November 19th - December 22nd.
Visit Elf Town in the heart of Galway city, for an unforgettable Christmas experience for all the family.
Elf Town is a 1 hour + interactive, magical journey through Christmas with a visit to Santa like no other. See the elves in Elf wood and Elf grove, See the elves workshop and wrapping station, visit Mrs Claus in her kitchen, see the postal department, mail train, mission control, where the elves plan Santa’s Christmas Eve trip before entering the play area to wait on your visit to Santa.
The children’s experience:
Enter Elf town through Candy Cane Lane.
Meet the Snow Princess in Elf wood where the children receive their “Trainee Elf” badges and their Elf passport that gets stamped by the Elves along the way.
Make your wish in the wishing fountain in Elf Grove but watch out for the mischievous elves throwing snow balls!
Next, its through the workshop and see where the elves wrap their over sized presents in the wrapping station.
Meet Mrs Claus and help her decorate your own cookie in her kitchen.
Write and post your letter to Santa in the mailing department and see the mail train steam up and down the train tracks.
Enter into mission control where the elves plan out Santa’s Christmas Eve route and if the children have helped out the elves along the way they will receive their Honorary Elf badge.
Wait to visit Santa in the play area that includes our cuddly corner for any tired children or Mammies and Daddies, light the Christmas tree by “team work”, Dance along with Elf D.J, Spend time on the Craft table.
Be sure to have your camera phone at the ready, as there are many wonderful photo opportunities, especially in our play area at the Selfie Elfie station!
Open between 19th November & 24th December 2016.
Galway City on Ice
Galway City on Ice is re-opening on November 17th in its new location at Leisureland in Salthill. If you ever wanted to have a go at Ice Skating now is your chance. Open between 17th November & January 7th 2017.
Galway City provides a rich tapestry of culture and heritage, coupled with a diverse choice of activities and pursuits.
The Salthill Hotel, Galway enjoys a fantastic location overlooking Salthill promenade and the magnificent Galway Bay. Take a step on to one of Europe's longest promenades and enjoy a short coastal walk into Galway City centre.
The tranquil seaside resort of Salthill provides a range of activities for all the family, and is proud to provide a home to the Irish National Aquarium.
The hotel provides easy access to the scenic beauty and wilderness of Connemara, where the native language of Irish is widely spoken and Irish traditions are still held dear. Galway is renowned for it's International festivals which include the Galway Races Summer Festival, Galway Arts Festival, Galway Oyster and Baboro Childrens Arts festival.
These main events attract large numbers of visitors every year to Galway, where they are assured of 'craic, ceol agus sport'. There are many Historical Attractions, Museums and Heritage Sites around Galway City and County and Connemara National park. Adventurous Guests may enjoy a variety of Outdoor activities Galway has such as Abseiling, Windsurfing and Karting. The Greyhound Track provides excitement to the hundreds who attend the Galway Dog Track every weekend. All such Activities are easily accessible from the Salthill Hotel.
Galway City has a fantastic choice of Family Activities, such as Pet Farms , Aquariums, Playcentres and Cinemas.
Widely recognised as Ireland's hub of Arts and Culture, Galway City hosts Arts and Cultural Festivals annually.
With award winning Theatres and Music Venues, the Arts and Culture scene in Galway is internationally recognised.
Salthill Hotel is a very short stroll from Pearse Stadium and Leisureland.
In addition, Galway is Home to Connacht RFC and Galway United Football Club. The luxury Salthill hotel in Galway provides its guests with countless choices of events and things to do in Galway while on your stay.