Festive Christmas at The Merrion Hotel Dublin
Last year I suggested a country Christmas so this year my suggestion is for a more action packed Christmas in the heart of Dublin city. Dublin with its strong literary history is a place where you can indulge yourself over the Christmas festive season. So where else would you stay other than The Merrion Hotel, which has some very enticing offers on their website. There are excellent shops around Grafton Street, which is only a stone’s throw from the hotel. The National Concert Hall nearby has two festive programmes on the 22nd and 23rd December. For traditionalists you will be able to hear the bells of St. Patrick’s and Christchurch Cathedrals ringing out on Christmas Day not too far away. Horse racing post Christmas is a popular event in Dublin. Leopardstown Racecourse (26th to 29th December) is a festive treat for these race goers.
Crackling open fires, snuggling into deep comfy sofas and a glass of champagne with Father Christmas: Expect this and lots more in the wonderfully elegant Merrion Hotel located in the heart of Georgian Dublin. The Merrion Hotel Cellar Bar is a well known haunt for many literary aficionados. The buzz of conversation in these converted wine vaults offers a warm welcome and will be full of good cheer over the festive season.
The Cellar Restaurant offers all kinds of tempting packages from afternoon tea to Christmas lunch and dinner. Enjoy a traditional Christmas meal with all the trimmings cooked by Chef Ed Cooney and his team, while the resident pianist tinkles some favourites on the piano nearby.
Christmas is a time for family and friends and the small ones are also well catered for with a special ‘Miss & Master Merrion’ at Christmas. This event runs from the 24th to the 26th December, where the youngsters meet up in a specially dedicated Kids Zone. Here they will be treated to a special programme of activities from Silly Billy, including face painting, arts & crafts, storytelling and a magic show.
Let’s face it we are now in Christmas countdown so check out the Merrion Hotel Christmas brochure which is available online.