Wexford Welcomes You with Open Arms this Winter

The most wonderful time of the year! Winter is a magical time, make it even more special with a visit to Wexford.


What better way to celebrate the festive season than with a trip to Wexford? Fresh woodland walks, cosy hotels and restaurants and stunning coastal views to blow the cobwebs off, the south eastern county gives you plenty of breathing space from the hectic winter season. But if the bustling, 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.


Treat yourself to some retail therapy and experience the festivities.

Take to the streets of Wexford’s many market towns and enjoy the spectacle of Christmas lights decorating the county from late November. Winter is a wonderful time to hit the high streets as many have winter sales on for the upcoming holiday season. Wexford Winterland provides plenty of fun, 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 the Santa’s North Pole Experience. Step into the enchanted forest, meet the elves and visit Santa Claus who will give kids a Christmas gift. There are plenty of cafes and restaurants nearby to grab 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 of 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 in the county

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 cafe, 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. 

Additionally, most hotels will have magical Christmas events and festivities taking place through the merry season to keep the whole family entertained. 

Planning a Visit to Wexford

From winding coastal roads, dramatic landscapes and breathtaking views to movie star beaches, unforgettable experiences and magical family memories, a holiday to Wexford will be one to remember. Wexford enjoys an enviable location, bursting with nature and adventures just waiting to be explored. Check out some itineraries we have come up with to give you an idea on what to do and where to go in a county jam-packed with options.


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