Westport House has a bustling programme of events running through December and into the New Year.
Winter Wonderland, the magical Christmas experience at the historic stately home in the heart of Westport, has been getting rave reviews since it started at the end of November.
One parent couldn’t speak highly enough about it.
“Fantastic experience. Our two children loved it! We were there for hours and we were completely entertained throughout. It was a really magical experience and we will definitely be going back next year.”
The good news is that the Winter Wonderland is running every day from Friday, December 19, through to Christmas Eve, and there are still some spots left to see Santa and to experience a wonderfully festive day out with the family.
The group visit with Santa himself lasts 20 to 25 minutes at a scheduled time but families should set aside at least two to three hours to enjoy the whole experience.
Attractions include the brand new ginger bread men making workshop, the ‘Elves Factor Carol-oke’, a carol singing train ride into Westport, yule tide log making, the very popular storytime with Mrs Claus, the miniature railway on the grounds, Christmas wish tree, face painting and complimentary drinks for all.
Advanced bookings are strongly recommended to avoid disappointment.
If you are looking for the perfect post-Christmas night out or for a great Christmas gift, consider seeing the Celtic Tenors in concert on Saturday, December 27, for €40 per person.
Make a night of it by adding on supper or dinner in the formal dining room from €75 per person.
Westport House will be open daily from December 27 to January 4 from 10am to 4pm and is the perfect indoor activity for any of your returning family members or visitors.
It is simply magical at Christmas time with a 14ft tall Christmas tree and stunning decorations.
With lots of Christmas gifts available on the website, you can bring a smile to many a face with the gift of a great day out, 2015 membership, 2015 calendars or the late Jeremy Altamont’s recent memoirs.
And for those families considering 2015 membership, now is the best time to buy with Westport House offering 15 per cent off 2015 membership until December 31.
Details of this special offer are on the Westport House facebook page.
For full details on any of the above, visit www.WestportHouse.ie or call (098 ) 27766.