It’s the most wonderful time of the year, finally! Christmas is a very special time in Sligo, and we make the most of the festive season here in Ocean Sands with a great selection of seasonal activities and events. Enniscrone and the wider Sligo area come alive with twinkling lights, excited shoppers and the sound of Christmas carols fills the air. If you haven’t booked accommodation for the festive season yet, please do so soon as our rooms fill up faster than a busy Christmas market! If you’re planning to spend your Christmas in Enniscrone, here are our favourite events and parties that you shouldn’t miss.

Christmas Get-Togethers in Ocean Sands:

Christmas parties are a tradition around these parts, whether it’s a work do, a sports club or a group of friends getting together for an annual catch up. This year, Ocean Sands hotel have a great line-up of live music in our bar, every weekend in November and December in the run-up to the big day. We’re offering finger food platters from as little as €5pp and discounted room rates for those who want to party into the wee small hours. If you’d like to discuss your unique Christmas party needs, call one of our dedicated events staff today.

We are also offering shared and private Christmas party nights in our bar, restaurant and Atlantic Room. We have an array of talented performers on different dates across the season with plenty of dancing, cocktails, mulled wine and a guaranteed good night. Along with your party package, you’ll enjoy a delicious festive meal in our restaurant. Check our Christmas Party Nights schedule for more details and get your tickets early to avoid disappointment. 

Christmas Markets:

Christmas Markets are another festive tradition we love in Enniscrone, especially those supporting a local team or club. This year, Ocean Sands are playing host to the Enniscrone Women’s Activity Clubs annual Christmas market on Sunday 2nd December from 11am to 5pm. Here you’ll find an array of festive food and drink and an opportunity to enjoy the company of locals, neighbours and guests of the hotel. Don’t forget to bring the children as the man in red will be making an appearance!

A short drive from Enniscrone, you’ll find the Beltra Christmas Market, a popular annual event with a range of Christmas treats, gift ideas and crafts with something for everyone. There will be festive alcoholic beverages available and some wonderful Christmas entertainment from The West Sligo Slingers. Don’t forget to bring the little ones as Santa and his helpers are paying a visit to help with the children’s workshops.

Santa Town:

Sligo Folk Park are back with their annual Christmas extravaganza. The town lights up with thousands of twinkling lights and Santa’s Elves are performing live on stage with the help of many of Santa’s other helpers. It’s a fantastic way for families to get into the Christmas spirit with plenty of fun for young and old. The Folk Group and the Church of Ireland Choir are on hand to entertain you with lively Christmas songs and carols. The children will then get a chance to meet the man himself at his cosy Grotto and if they’ve been good this year, they receive a very special gift especially for them!


If you’re looking for the perfect family, couple or group accommodation in Sligo, Ocean Sands Hotel in Enniscrone has something for everyone. We are offering great value packages for our Christmas Party nights and are ideally located for Christmas by the sea. Book your stay in Ocean Sands today to avoid disappointment across this busy season.

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