Delicious Festive Fun in the Boyne Valley
Enjoy some festive fun this winter in the Boyne Valley, we have lots of Christmas Markets taking place throughout the coming weeks, virtual Christmas Cooking classes, Wine Tastings, Christmas experiences & more.
Slane Castle Christmas Light Ceremony and Christmas Craft Fair
The spirit of Christmas is in the air at Slane Castle Estate. Join in for the ceremonial Christmas tree lighting ceremony on Saturday, 4th December and the festive Christmas craft fair in the Castle all weekend. Entry is free of charge for this lovely seasonal event and everyone is welcome. Put the weekend of 4th and 5th December in your diary now.
The gates open at 10am and the Christmas Craft Fair begins at 11am with a wonderful selection of artisan craft stalls in the main hall adorned with festive decoration. Enjoy a hot chocolate or a mulled cider from the food truck as you explore the grounds. The food truck will be open with hearty seasonal fare to keep hunger at bay. The Walking Trail is free of charge for the weekend, so it’s an ideal place for youngsters to burn off some energy.
As twilight falls on the 4th, Alex Conyngham, the Earl of Mount Charles will perform the official Christmas tree lighting ceremony in the courtyard of his ancestral home. There’s no lovelier sight than the twinkling lights of trees and courtyard with the stately Castle as a dramatic backdrop.
The icing on the cake is glorious live music from Meath Beo in the Courtyard and at the Christmas market in the main hall. Slane Distillery bar, gift shop and tours will be open from 12-6pm.
Slane Village is readying itself for the festive season too so call down to Slane Art Quarter to visit Shine Gift Shop, Pat’s Art Studio and Curios Antique Shop. You might find a treasured souvenir to take home.
Visit www.slanecastle.ie for more information.
Hogan's Farm Christmas Market
Head for Hogan's Farm Shop on Saturday 4th December for a fabulous Christmas Market in their outdoor courtyard.
Expect lots of local food/drinks/crafts makers along with a festive atmosphere.
Make sure to try a delicious toastie from their onsite cafe and pop into the well stocked farm shop to pick up some of their delicious turkey or charlesfort beef.
Get more details over on their Facebook page
The Cottage Market Indoor Christmas Market
Join The Cottage Market Drogheda at their Indoor Christmas Cottage Market in Scotchhall Shopping Centre Drogheda on the weekend of the 11th and 12th of December 10-5pm where you can buy all of your Christmas gifts in one convenient place whilst supporting local businesses and snap up some unique festive gifts for your loved ones!
Neighbourfood & Blackrock Community Centre Live Winter Market.
Come meet your Neighbourfood producers & other special guests at the first Neighbourfood & Blackrock Community Centre Live Winter Market.
Taking place on Friday 3rd December from 5pm to 9pm, there'll be something for everyone. Bring your piggy bank, a shopping bag & a mask!
Twinkle Christmas Market at The Lawrence
A beautiful Christmas Market to visit featuring lots of local food & drinks producers and crafts makers. Get into the festive spirit and support local businesses taking place on Sunday 28th November and Sunday 5th, 12th & 19th December from 1-5pm.
Get more info on their Facebook page-
Rock Farm Christmas Farner’s Market
Stock up on lots of delicious locally created food, drinks and crafts at the weekly market at Rock Farm every Thursday from 11-4pm. Their Christmas Farm Shop is now open for orders for their organic, free range Turkeys, Hams and famous Breakfast Packs.
The Bunnery Kids Christmas Baking Class
As everyone is so busy in the run up to Christmas, finding a time/date that suits everyone is hard so this year The Bunnery have decided to Pre record their classes. There will be 4 classes in total (approx 30-60mins each), these will be full step by step classes which you will receive by email on 1st December, you can then watch them and follow along whenever suits you and then you have the videos to keep and look over as often as you want. You will also receive an ingredient list and printable methods. Catriona in The Bunnery will be available to answer any questions by email throughout December. https://www.tickettailor.com/events/thebunnery/603291/
Scholars Hotel Christmas Wine Tasting Evening
Scholars Hotel's infamous in-house wine tasting event is back!
Join them on Tuesday 7th December at 7pm for a festive fireside wine and food event like no other.
They will be joined by Owen Murphy from Wines Direct and of course their very own Eugene Molloy to showcase some carefully selected wines and corresponding food pairings made for you by their talented team of chefs
Call them on 0419835410, email email@example.com, or drop in to our reception team to book your tickets.
Sheridan’s Cheesemonger's Farmer's Market
The perfect place to pick up some festive food for all those feasts. Stock up on delicious cheese, charcuturie and wine or pick up some Christmas presents from the great selection. Enjoy some lunch or some cake & coffee in the house cafe.
The Station House Hotel Boyne Valley Food & Wine Tasting Event
Join The Station House Hotel on Saturday 4th December for a night of exquisite food, wine, drinks and ambience.
Kicking off at 6.30pm with a pre-dinner cocktail, enjoy 7 courses of the finest Irish and Boyne Valley cuisine, paired with wines from their extensive cellar. A wonderful evening full of gastro delights, with Eoghan on the piano!
Causey Farm Christmas Experience
Causey Farm comes alive with a festive atmosphere – as they celebrate Christmas with all the traditional charm and magic you’d expect. There’s a chill in the air. The farm animals are in for the winter and the baby lambs will soon be born. We hear laughter and “Wows” across the old farmyard – the time has come to celebrate and we do it in style here at Causey Farm.