If you can’t treat yourself in the lead up to Christmas, when can you? Make the most of this weekend, before the stress of the holiday season puts a dampener on the festivities! Here are our top five picks you should head along to across the weekend…

Little Green Cars in the Róisín Dubh
Little Green Cars
The hit Irish indie rock band will be performing in the Róisín Dubh on Friday the 7th of December from 8 pm. The band is made up of five former school friends, formed in Dublin in 2008. They have been gaining popularity ever since the release of their widely-acclaimed 2013 debut Absolute Zero. 

Tickets are €24 and are available here

Seán Keane: Christmas by the Hearth at Town Hall Theatre

Seán Keane

On Friday 7th and Saturday 8th Seán Keane – accompanied by the Mayo Concert Orchestra – will be recreating his stunning new album Gratitude in Town Hall Theatre. This is the perfect way to get you in the festive spirit as Seán will be performing beautiful renditions of Oh Holy Night and Silent Night.

Tickets are €20 and are available here

Santa’s Christmas Magic at Brigit’s Garden

Santa at Brigit's Garden

The perfect family-friendly event to get the little ones extra exciting for Santa to come (doubling as great motivation for them to stay on the nice list)! Head to Brigit’s Garden on the 8th to join Santa himself, his musical elf ‘Elfie’ and Mrs. Claus for a day of storytelling, arts & crafts and a hunt for Christmas treasures.

Tickets cost €15 and are available here

Family Fun Day at Lady Gregory Hotel

Lady Gregory Hotel

In celebration of 20 years in business, the Lady Gregory Hotel are hosting a Christmas family fun day on Sunday the 9th of December. Santa will be in his cabin, providing entertainment for the children while the grown-ups enjoy some mulled wine and mince pies! With Galway Bay FM broadcasting live from the event, it’s the perfect family day out!

Find out more here

An Irish coffee in Garavan’s 

Garavan's Irish coffee

Garavan’s Bar Galway are renowned for their Irish coffee, preparing the delicious drink meticulously using Irish whiskey, serving it up in their specifically designed stemmed glasses. Whether it’s a classic Irish coffee or an Irish cream coffee, Garavan’s is the perfect spot to catch up with friends with a Winter warmer in hand.

As always, if you head to any of these places be sure to let us know! For a chance to be featured on our social media, tag us in your snaps or hashtag #GALWAYnow.
Enjoy your weekend!