Wexford Welcomes You with Open Arms this Winter

Winter is a magical time, make it even more special with a visit to County Wexford


Winter is the most wonderful time of the year! And what better way to celebrate the holiday season this year than #MakeABreakForIt and plan a festive trip to County Wexford?

Wexford is known for:

  • the best trails, among the fresh woodland walks and long beach strands
  • its cosy hotels with incredible leisure centres and spas
  • its restaurants to enjoy local produce
  • the family attractions for the little ones 
  • its Heritage and Culture

The sunny south-east gives one plenty of breathing space during the hectic winter season.

If the bustling and vibrant ambience of busy towns is your scene, there are plenty of gorgeous towns scattered around the county that are buzzing with life and excitement during the winter months. 

There is nothing quite like a day exploring the outdoors

From coastal to woodlands walks, to heritage and culture trails, Wexford has it all. Explore Curracloe Raven Point or Cahore Point Cliff Walk to enjoy a stroll in Wexford’s unique beaches. Tintern Abbey Trails or Ferns Castle trails will delight history and culture lovers.

To enjoy a walk through woodlands, try the Courtown Woodland trail or the different trails in Bunclody.

Treat yourself to some retail therapy and experience the festivities

Take to the streets of County Wexford’s many market towns and enjoy the spectacle of Christmas lights that decorate the county from late November.

Winter is a wonderful time to hit the high streets, where many retailers have winter sales to a T for the upcoming holiday season, while Wexford Winterland provides plenty of fun and a variety of festive activities for the whole family to enjoy.

  • Visit Wexford on Ice and test your ice skating ability along the quays of Wexford town. Even if skating isn’t your forte, the colourful lights and fun music will keep you entertained. 
  • The little ones will also be delighted to take part in Santa’s North Pole Experience. Step into the enchanted forest, meet the elves and visit Santa Claus who will whole-heartedly delight every child with a Christmas gift.

There are plenty of cafés and restaurants nearby to indulge in a hot chocolate and a delicious festive treat to warm up after an exciting visit to the main man!


Grab some wholesome grub in the warmth of our many fantastic eateries

All the fresh winter air will surely leave you with an appetite. Wexford’s winter season sees an abundance of hearty, culinary delights introduced on menus of our restaurants and gastro pubs. Warm your body and soul with wholesome dishes prepared using only the best fresh, local Wexford produce. Winter is undeniably a time for indulgence, so go on and treat yourself. Adults can enjoy a warm winter treat such as mulled wine or eggnog while the children can delight in creamy hot chocolate. 


Experience the most popular attractions this winter in Wexford

Just because it is a bit chillier outside doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty to explore in Wexford. Many of the main attractions in the Model County are open year-round – including the Irish National Heritage Park, Hook Lighthouse and the National 1798 Rebellion Centre. Learn the incredible stories about the history of Wexford, from the pre-historic era to the epic rebellions. All attractions have a café, so you can kick back and relax with a hot drink and a snack afterwards.



Winter is an excellent time to avail of the many fantastic accommodation deals offered to those visiting Wexford. Choose from a variety of cosy and stunning hotels, guest houses and self-catering accommodations as your base for exploring Wexford. 


Many hotels will have magical Christmas events and festivities taking place through the merry season to keep the whole family entertained. Explore the winter wonderland that is Wexford!


Plan now your winter adventure at VisitWexford.ie


Planning a Visit to Wexford

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