Europe typically gets most of the hype during the holiday season since the Christmas markets are pretty delightful. Year after year, Cork becomes home to range of Christmas markets across the city and county! While we would recommend visiting at any time of the year, Christmas in Cork City seems to shine just a little bit brighter—in many cases, quite literally.

The Maryborough Hotel offers an intriguing winter holiday with a range of luxury hotel breaks in Cork this Christmas. There are fascinating activities available for everyone, from the most active to the most relaxed guests. With our one- or two- night Spa or Gourmet packages, guests can escape into the luxury haven that is our 4 star hotel in Cork, where they can enjoy decadent meals, luxurious spa treatments or choose to spend some time relaxing in our toasty Thermal Suites. 

There are many holiday activities available nearby - such as Glow Festival (A Cork Christmas Celebration) or Cork On Ice (returning November, 2022) - that make The Maryborough Hotel one of the best places to visit in Cork.

At the Maryborough we consider every measure to ensure a holiday to remember. Immerse yourself in the festive spirit thanks to our various Christmas Trees and seasonal treats. We offer Christmas packages, as well as winter holiday ideas so you can enjoy your staycation in Ireland this festive season.

Frequently Asked Questions


When the days grow short, and the nights grow cold, it’s time to start celebrating the magic of Christmas at The Maryborough Hotel. Each year we share in the spirit of Christmas with both our visitors and the local community alike. People join us for dinner at Bellini’s, a treatment at ESPA or for our special winter cocktails. In fact, it's undoubtedly one of the best experiences you are going to have during Christmas Break in Cork.

Depending on the length of your trip, and how far you have to travel, 3 days minimum and a week maximum would be ideal timeframe to experience the captivating feeling of Christmas in Cork. A week is just enough time to fit in all the highlights of Cork’s holiday season.

The Maryborough Hotel offers one of the most memorable Christmas holidays available and plenty of fun ways to enjoy it. We offer a unique opportunity for Luxury Christmas Hotel Breaks in Cork with our Winter Escape Packages. We also offer amazing ideas for you to make the most out of your Christmas.

Cork can be visited at any time of the year, but there is something special about the city over Christmas break when the trees are decorated. It’s the perfect time for a winter getaway as there will be a real party atmosphere throughout the city.