Roscommon Christmas Festival

From December 9th-10th, the annual Roscommon Christmas Festival, presented by Roscommon County Council, Roscommon Leader Partnership, Roscommon Chamber, and the Roscommon town team, will delight visitors with its festive ambiance and a wide range of exciting events. But the magic doesn’t stop there! Explore the charming town of Roscommon and indulge in seasonal offerings and events right across the county, creating cherished festive memories that will last a lifetime.

An Enchanted Christmas Trail at Loughnaneane Park

Roscommon 9th & 10th December

Loughnaneane Park will shine bright with an enchanting display of lights and Christmas characters including special performances from the wonderful Enchanted Croí Theatre. Discover a picturesque pond surrounded by a sculpture trail that offers breathtaking views of the historic landscape. The park will be transformed into a mesmerising winter wonderland with twinkling lights and Christmas scenes creating a truly magical ambiance. Enchanted Croí Theatre will be doing two nightly performances of a brand new theatre production called “The Night the Toys Sparkled”. Entrance to the park is from 5pm to 7.30pm each evening.

Roscommon Christmas Festival 2022
Roscommon Christmas Festival

Bustling Markets in Roscommon Town Square

The heart of the festival beats in Roscommon Town Square, where over 40 market stalls will showcase a delightful array of goods and products. From beautifully crafted items to locally sourced produce and tempting festive treats, there’s something to satisfy every taste. The market will also feature live entertainment, including carols, dance acts, street performances, a captivating dinosaur display, and of course, the iconic Santa’s Grotto – a vibrant and joyous experience for all. All vendors accept both cash and card payments.

Culinary Delights

Get ready for a mouth-watering Christmas culinary experience! Join award-winning, TV Chef Sham on Sunday the 10th at 2pm, for an exclusive cooking demonstration. Discover delightful festive recipes and embrace the holiday spirit.

Chef Sham

Beyond The Festival

For those seeking additional festive experiences throughout the county, we recommend the following options

Roscommon Lights Switch on 26th November

Join in the Square in Roscommon Town on Sunday 26 at 5pm for the annual switching on of the spectacular Christmas Lights with a special guest appearance by Santa Claus himself.

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Strokestown House

Step into the transformed Strokestown House and embark on a magical festive adventure through the Palladian Mansion. The meticulously decorated mansion sets the stage for a truly immersive experience, celebrating the wonder and joy of Christmas. Let Strokestown House ignite your imagination and create cherished memories for you and your family, from Saturday, 25th November.

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Arigna Mining Experience Santa Underground

Prepare for a unique and unforgettable journey as Arigna Mining Experience is transformed into a festive wonderland from Saturday, 2nd December. Santa’s visit to the mining experience provides an exciting and fun-filled event for the whole family. Immerse yourself in the joyful atmosphere as you make lasting memories underground.

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Santa’s Grotto

Santa’s Grotto is back at the Harrison Centre, Roscommon town on the 8-10th, 15-17th, and 22nd-23rd December along with a wonderful Christmas Market featuring local vendors and festive treats. There is a new booking system to make your visit magical! All proceeds go to Roscommon Cancer Support Service in Vita House Family Centre, so your festive fun supports a great cause!

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Strokestown Christmas

Taking place on Friday 15th and Saturday 16th December from 4pm-8pm on the grounds of Strokestown Park House. It will be an excellent weekend with face-painting, Christmas carols, games and much more entertainment to enjoy. A vast array of goods offering Christmas decorations, knitted goods, toys, candles, jewellery, ornaments and much more to fill Christmas
stockings! For the foodies a selection of pizzas, crepes and hot delights will be available and not forgetting those with a sweet tooth: cookies, toasted marshmallows, candyfloss, cakes and preserves, to mention just a few delights.

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Plan Your Stay

Make the festive season memorable at Kilronan Castle Estate & Spa.

Kilronan Castle

Make the festive season memorable at Kilronan Castle Estate & Spa. From festive Christmas getaways to intimate Christmas Party nights, Kilronan Castle has it all. Enjoy the magical surroundings of the Gothic Castle, decorated with the finest Christmas ornaments, roaring open fires, Christmas cocktails, and gourmet meals crafted by Executive Head Chef, Daniel Willimont. The Winter Warmer package starts from €578 and includes a two-night stay with Full Irish Breakfast each morning, Traditional Afternoon Tea, a delightful six-course evening meal at the award-winning Douglas Hyde Restaurant, and a one-hour experience in the thermal suites.

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