A Magical Christmas in Cork

Christmas at Fota Island Resort 

Each year, the magic of Christmas falls upon Fota Island Resort and we welcome families & friends to make unforgettable festive memories. We have partnered with our neighbours in Fota House who will have Santa on-site in December and residential guests at Fota Island Resort will be able to book a visit to Santa at Fota House.

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 be found. We endeavour to create a memorable experience for our Resort Guests. During your stay, embrace the magic as fairy lights twinkle a warm glow and festive decorations adorn the hotel.  Our experienced culinary team are on hand to create decadent festive menus which are sure to tantalise your tastebuds and surround you with the scents of Christmas. Snuggle into your surroundings in the heart of your private island and indulge in 5 star luxury this Christmas.



Opening Hours:

The hotel will close after breakfast on the 23rd of December and reopen for lunch on 27th at 13.00pm. Lunch in the Amber Bar & Lounge will be reserved for residents only on the the 27th of December. 

The Spa will close on the 23rd of December at 8.00pm and reopen on the 27th at 8.00am. The Spa will open from 8.00am - 8.00pm daily from the 27th until the 7th of January and will return to normal opening hours on the 8th of January. 

Live Entertainment:

There will be live music in the Amber Bar each weekend throughout the festive season starting from December 1st. 

  • Thursday 9.00pm – 11.00pm | Red Hot Jazz Band
  • Friday 8.00pm – 11.00pm | Emiliano - Our Resident Pianist
  • Saturday 9.00pm – 11.00pm | Red Hot Jazz Band
  • Sunday 1.00pm – 4.00pm | Emiliano - Our Resident Pianist

Carol Singers will be in the hotel lobby on December, 8th, 9th,15th, 16th  & 22nd. Friday's from 6.00pm - 8.00pm and Saturdays 5.00pm - 7.00pm. 

Chirstmas & New Years Period

  • Tuesday 27th - Emiliano - Our Resident Pianist 8.00pm – 11.00pm
  • Wednesday 28th - Violin Duo 9.00pm – 11.00pm
  • Thursday 29th - Emiliano - Our Resident Pianist 8.00pm – 11.00pm
  • Friday 30th - Red Hot Jazz 9.00pm – 11.00pm
  • Saturday 31st- New Year’s Eve - TBC 10.00pm – 12.30am
  • Sunday 1st - Red Hot Jazz - 9.00pm – 11.00pm
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