Each year, the magic of Christmas falls upon Fota Island Resort and we welcome families & friends to make unforgettable festive memories.
The Santa experience on the grounds of Fota Island Resort will not take place this year. However, we have partnered with our neighbours in Fota House who will have Santa onsite in December and residential guests at Fota Island Resort will be able to book a visit to Santa at Fota House.
Details of the Fota Island Santa Accommodation Package can be found below. Please note that the Fota Island Santa Package will be for residents of the hotel and lodges only and will be subject to availability.
For those visiting Fota Island Resort this festive season, the magic and joy of Christmas will still be found. We endeavour to create a memorable experience for our Resort Guests, whilst adhering to public health guidelines. During your stay, embrace the magic as fairylights twinkle a warm glow, festive decorations adorn the hotel, and sweet melodies from our resident choir singers fill the air. Our experienced culinary team are onhand to create decadent festive menus which are sure to tantalise your tastebuds and surround you with scents of Christmas. Snuggle into your surroundings in the heart of your private island and indulge in 5 star luxury this Christmas.
Fota Island Resort, Fota Island, Co. Cork
A Fairytale Christmas
Be part of something really special with your family this Christmas at Fota House and Gardens. Explore the charming, seasonally decorated rooms of the regency house on your journey through and meet some seasonal characters before your visit to Santa. As part of this traditional experience, every child will receive a gift from Santa Claus and there will be lots of seasonal photo opportunities throughout the house – so don’t forget to bring your camera!
December 2nd, 3rd, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th – 3:00pm to 8:15pm.
December 4th, 5th, 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd – 11:00am to 8:15pm.
*Closed December 6th & 13th.
Tickets are available from 10.00am on Tuesday 12th October on the Fota House & Gardens Website - Click Here.
Alpine Skate Trail | Get Your Skates On!
This winter sees the return of one of our favourite seasonal activities as ice skating comes back to Cork. Cork’s Alpine Skate Trail will be set among the trees in Fota House, providing a stunning backdrop which offers an authentic rustic feeling and a real festive mood. As well as the main trail itself, there will also be a small rink for younger skaters and a great selection of refreshments and other activities, which will make the overall experience a great destination for families and groups of all ages.
The Alpine Skate Trail is open from Thursday 12th November until Sunday 23rd January 2022, with sessions starting at 10.00am and the last session is at 8.30pm. Tickets are available online at www.iceskating.ie, with limited early bird tickets on sale from 30th September for all sessions.
Settle into luxury with a winter warmer like no other at Fota Island Resort. Embrace the magic with an enchanting 2-night stay and a Christmassy three course meal on one evening. Enjoy a complimentary upgrade to a Deluxe Room (subject to availability). Snuggle up and enjoy a film in your room with an indulgent hot chocolate and some festive treats. With magical fairy lights twinkling a warm glow, festive decorations adorning the hotel, and a seasonal secret surprise awaiting- yule be delighted by Christmas at Fota Island Resort.
- 2-night stay in a luxurious room
- Breakfast served in Fota Restaurant
- 3-course dinner for 2 adults served in The Amber Lounge
- Festive Movie Bundle
Settle into luxury with a winter warmer at Fota Island Resort. Embrace the magic with an enchanting 2-night stay in a Family Room with a Christmassy three course meal on one evening. Snuggle up and enjoy a film in your room with indulgent hot chocolate and festive treats. With magical fairy lights twinkling a warm glow, festive decorations adorning the hotel, and a seasonal secret surprise awaiting- yule be delighted by Christmas at Fota Island Resort.
- 2-night stay in a luxurious Family room
- Breakfast served in Fota Restaurant
- 3-course dinner for 2 adults & 2 children served in The Amber Lounge
- Festive Family Movie Bundle
Step back in time this Christmas as you experience an enchanted Christmas like no other. Twinkling lights and beautiful decorations will adorn the hotel from the moment you arrive, festive songs from our resident carol singers will fill the air and as always our culinary team will be serving a selection of fabulous festive menus for you to enjoy both day and night. Revisit your inner child as you explore the charming seasonally decorated rooms at Fota House, Fota Island Resort in partnership with Fota House will offer our younger residential guests and their families the opportunity to meet with Santa in the beautiful and historic surrounds of Fota House, a unique and charming 200 year old property, you and your family will be transported back to Christmas from a bygone era