Massimo Winter Wonderland officially launched on Friday the 22nd of November. The Massimo Winter Wonderland sees Galway’s best ‘catch-up with pals pub’ undergo a total metamorphosis as the entire venue is transformed into a cosy Scandinavian lodge complete with oak beams, a roaring wood-log fire, gingerbread house and a forest of up-cycled trees under the creative direction of artist and Macnas designer Pete Casby. The Massimo Winter Wonderland encompasses a beer garden where magic elves will make it snow at different times throughout the day when Dean Martin is heard singing ‘Let It Snow’, while also housing a special ‘wishing well’ from which the funds will go to the Galway Samaritans, a not-for-profit mental health support organisation.


At Massimo Winter Wonderland, customers can enjoy luxurious hot drinks including ‘Terry’s Irish Coffee’, ‘Hot Buttered Rum’ and ‘Hot Pink Gin’ all served in bespoke festive mugs. A special collaboration with The White Hag Brewery sees a brand new seasonal ale, which is exclusive to the William Street West bar, added to the menu. The team at Massimo have also been busy working on a special new Massimo Winter Wonderland themed cocktail list featuring options such as ‘Brandy Snap’ as well as a ‘Kandy Kane’ cocktail.


As part of Massimo Winter Wonderland, there will be a full calendar of events lined up, the first of which includes a Christmas Lights Table Quiz on Monday, the 25th of November with prizes from lots the Galway West End businesses up for grabs. Other events include craft workshops on how to make mini-Christmas jumpers, handmade cards, wreaths and even a masterclass on styling your table all taking place throughout the months of the festive season, all of which can be viewed on an Interactive Advent Calendar on the Massimo website.


Those who refuse to let the party finish also need not fret, as by night the Massimo dancefloor will continue to come alive with DJs throughout the weekend providing great beats for those occupying the epic dancefloor.


Massimo Winter Wonderland will be open seven days a week from 3pm to 11.30pm Monday to Wednesday, 3 pm to 2 am on Thursdays and Fridays, 12pm to 2 am on Saturdays and 1pm to 11.30pm on Sundays. Head to the Massimo Facebook or Instagram accounts by searching @massimogalway to find out more about the Massimo Winter Wonderland and don’t forget to check out the Interactive Advent Calendar on the Massimo website for a full list of events.


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