Family Christmas Festival Galway 2019-07-17T12:19:35+00:00


Christmas Spirit at Slieve Aughty, Galway

2019 Christmas Festival Dates

Enchanted Family Christmas Day Out

Saturdays and Sundays December 1st-22nd,
Family Festival:  12-5pm
The Three Towers Organic Restaurant:  12pm-6pm

This year, catch the Christmas spirit in Galway with lots of fun and a focus on family and nature.  The 2019 Christmas Festival is a great day out for families looking to take some time out and be reminded of what Christmas is all about.  Santa will NOT be available this year.

Slieve Aughty Centre is known for a relaxing, non-commercial atmosphere.  Take a break from the Christmas rush with family and friends and breathe the fresh air.

For the wee ones, pet Santa’s “pony” reindeer, or even better, take a pony ride, see what the fairy folk are up to for Christmas in the Enchanted Forest, visit the farm animals, browse the Christmas Shop, and enjoy the festive music.  Children can make some crafts, get their faces painted, and ride the go karts or try stilt walking.  The small playground and playhouse is fun for young children (all included in your entry cost!).  

Homemade delicious organic food and drink will be available all day at The Three Tower Organic Kitchen, open 12pm to 6pm.

Now in its 14th year, The Christmas Festival is an authentic focus on family.

“Of all the Christmas events my children have been to, they will remember the festival at Slieve Aughty Centre over any other.  The festival truly  captures the spirit and magic of Christmas in a way that more commercial events cannot achieve.”

Click here for comments and highlights from previous Christmas Festivals

€10/child (2-12 years)
free/baby up to 23mths

We proudly make every effort to avoid plastic and battery operated toys and gifts so common these days and instead seek to find unique crafts and presents that humans can interact with and enjoy creatively.

Important Information:

  • Santa will NOT be visiting Slieve Aughty Centre in 2019.
  • The Three Towers Organic Restaurant will be open from 12pm to 6pm every Saturday and Sunday. Please allow enough time for a sit-down meal if you would like to eat as we are 100% organic and homemade - we don't do fast food, we do healthy organic homemade food as fast as we can.
  • Please note that some of the fantastic activities on offer are outdoors. We highly recommend wellies and rain gear, including trousers for the young children, to fully enjoy the experience.
  • The festival does not cancel for weather.

Book Santa for a private event!  For groups of 20 or more, organise a special day out for your company, scout or school, or family.  Dinner parties are also available for groups.  Contact us at 090 97 45 2 46 for more information and bookings.  Read more...

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