Christmas & New Year at The Ocean Sands Hotel

Join us for our Christmas celebrations at the Ocean Sands Hotel. We have a great line up of events and entertainment this December, from Festive Afternoon Tea to an Elf Lunch for all the family.

Friday 25th November                  7pm       Ocean Spa Official Opening Party

You’re invited to join us for our Ocean Spa Official Opening Party hosted by Spa Manager Louise. It’s an open event in our lovely spa when you can find out about all our luxury treatments and outstanding Black Friday offers and discounts. Cross a few names off your Christmas list with hampers, gift sets and vouchers while you enjoy canapes and a glass of Prosecco with live music adding to the festive atmosphere.

While you’re here enjoy some mini-treatments with our compliments. Try a relaxing hand and arm massage and have your nails polished and painted. See what a GHD can do, creating cascading curls in moments. Find out more about your skin with a technical Elemis skin analysis.

All our guests will be entered in a fabulous competition with a top prize of a Day in the Ocean Spa for Four followed by Afternoon Tea including the thermal area, a full treatment each and of course the relaxation room. Four runners up will receive beautiful gift sets with Soak, Elemis, Ishga and Carraig Fhada products.


Christmas Party Nights

The Christmas season is on its way and party nights at the Ocean Sands Hotel are top choice for friends and colleagues in festive form. We’ve two fabulous party nights in December with a cocktail reception, a lavish four course meal and dancing ‘til the wee small hours with the best of live music. To book your tickets, call us on +353 96 26700.

Special Overnight Offer
Make a night of it and stay over at the Ocean Sands with our special Christmas Party Night Package – €279 for two people including party night, bed and breakfast. Just imagine – no driving, no taxi, no hassle.

Saturday 3rd December               7pm       Jimmy Buckley Party Night
Join top entertainer Jimmy Buckley for a party night full of festive fun. Influenced by Elvis and Buddy Holly, Jimmy is a country and Irish icon who guarantees a great show. Jimmy Buckley Party Night includes a cocktail reception, four course meal and dancing to Jimmy Buckley and his band. Tickets cost €50 each and group bookings are also available.

Friday 9th December                     7pm       Derek Ryan Party Night
Showbiz supremo Derek Ryan provides the entertainment for this fabulous party night. Dance the night away to this chart topping country legend. Derek Ryan Party Night includes a cocktail reception, four course meal and dancing to Derek Ryan and his band. Tickets cost €50 each and group bookings are also available.


Christmas Weekend

Saturday 10th December             1-4pm   Yuletide Afternoon Tea with Bellini cocktail and Christmas music

On Saturday 10th December treat yourself to our fabulous Festive Afternoon Tea with all the trimmings. It’s more than a little indulgent adding seasonal extras to our usual Afternoon Tea by the Sea. The experience begins in sparkling style with a Bellini (Proscecco and peach juice) reception followed by a beautifully presented traditional tiered stand of delicacies designed by Chef Marcin. It’s all served on vintage china as tradition dictates. Live music from award winning harpist, singer and instrumentalist Brenda Grealis creates an elegant atmosphere and complements the Christmas theme.

Tickets are €35 each. A gluten-free option is available, please advise on booking. To make a reservation call us on 096 26700 or visit

…..Our Festive Afternoon Tea can also be booked as a standalone event, Monday – Friday from 5th-23rd December in our conservatory. Reservations 48 hours in advance are essential, as all elements of this appealing treat are freshly prepared. Bookings taken on weekdays to arrive between 1-3pm, and guests are welcome to relax over Festive Afternoon Tea as long as they wish. The cost is €24.95 per person or €29.95 with bubbly. A gluten-free option is available, please advise on booking. To make a reservation call us on 096 26700.


Sunday 11th December                Christmas Village and Elf Lunch with Santa

What could be more Christmassy than a festive Christmas Village with craft and food stalls piled with seasonal goodies and gifts. Entertainment includes a wonderful indoor fairground carousel for the little ones. The Elves will do Arts and Crafts with the kiddies and we’ll have live music and carnival games all afternoon (1-6pm).

Our hugely popular Elf Lunch includes a complimentary visit to Santa-by-the-Sea in his North Pole Grotto where he has a special gift for every single child. Tickets for the Elf Lunch must be booked and paid for in advance as demand is sky high. The two course festive lunch costs €25 (adult) and €12 (child) which includes a visit to Santa and an age appropriate gift for each child.

Admission to the Christmas Village is free of charge and the Elf games are complimentary too. Don’t miss this lovely family occasion – we enjoy it just as much as our guests do!

Call us on 096 26700 to secure your place. Local traders are invited to contact us about stalls.


Festive Christmas Two, Three and Four Night Breaks

Take it easy this Christmas, relax and let us do the hard work. Choose from two, three or four night breaks all including tea and scones on arrival, Mulled Wine & Mince Pies on Christmas Eve and of course a celebration Christmas Day Lunch with Evening Buffet. Live music and entertainment on 24th, 25th, 26th. Apart from stretching your legs on the beach, you won’t have to move outside the door!

Bookings can be made HERE


Monday 2nd to Sunday 8th January        Atlantic Ocean Wellness Breaks    €349pps 

Start the New Year with an Atlantic Ocean Wellness Break at the Ocean Sands Hotel. This two day break is ‘me time’, a chance to relax, reassess and rejuvenate. Choose any two nights from Monday 2nd to Sunday 8th January. Each all-inclusive wellness break comprises two nights bed and breakfast plus a two-course evening meal on both evenings. Yoga classes take place every morning at 11am and meditation classes at 5pm daily. In-room bathing therapy helps you relax and destress (available in your room or to bring home). Three luxurious hours in the Ocean Spa with one 55-minute treatment, thermal suite, and time in the soothing relaxation room with a glass of bubbly in hand, top this restful wellness break off perfectly.

Bookings can be made HERE


Friday 6th January                          7pm        Nollaig na mBan Women’s Little Christmas Celebration Evening

Celebrate Nollaig na mBan in serious style this year, and join our Sparkling Celebration on, Friday 6th January at 7pm. The evening starts with a glass of bubbles and continues with a gourmet banquet comprising a seafood bar, salad bar and cheese table. Then it’s time for our famous Sweet Cart to make its appearance alongside the donut and dessert table. All the while, the cocktail and wine bar is open, live music and of course there’s a gift bag for everyone. We’ll have live entertainment and a DJ ‘til late-late-late. Tickets cost €50 and include the Prosecco reception, banquet, entertainment and a gift bag. Call us at reception on 096 26700 to book.
Gift bag includes: a €20 spa voucher (redeemable up to 31st March), beauty products, something nice to drink, and a delicious sweet treat from Chef Marcin.

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