The excitement is mounting here at Hotel Isaacs especially in our Christmas themed courtyard. And whilst it’s cold out there, we couldn’t be happier than in our very own Winter Wonderland resplendent with glittering trees, warming drinks, Christmas carols, cosy bedrooms and some of Ireland’s finest cuisine at our award-winning Greenes Restaurant. Did we mention it looks out on Cork City’s only waterfall or that we have our very own majestic Christmas tree proudly taking up residence there for the festive season? As if all of that wasn’t enough to get excited about, our cocktail bar, Cask has just launched a sparkling new winter menu. After two years of Covid Christmases, we are truly ready to kick back and celebrate in style. Anyway, it’s the final countdown and if you’re starting to panic about Christmas shopping, worrying if you’ve forgotten someone or you simply want somewhere to let loose, eat, drink and be merry over the festive period especially on those lazy days after Christmas Day into the New Year, look no further than the Rebel City and of course, our boutique hotel. Here’s some of the wonderful reasons to consider us:
1. Spectacular Shopping OpportunitiesWhether it’s some last-minute Christmas shopping or a browse around the sales, Hotel Isaacs is well-positioned to suit ever shopping need. We have all the top high street brands including H&M, River Island, ECCO, Tommy Hilfiger as well as some unique independent stores for a gift you won’t find anywhere else. Plus, did we mention we have one of the oldest markets in Europe-the English Market? Dating back to 1788, it has survived everything and is a foodie’s haven for all things fresh and seasonal.
2. Glow: A Cork Christmas Celebration
Who doesn’t love a stroll around town in the Christmas lights? After a successful day’s shopping, make sure and check out Glow, a Christmas light extravaganza taking over the Bishop Lucey Park until early January. There are also Christmas markets to explore, a ferris wheel with spectacular views of the city and a carousel for the children.
3. The Lee Sessions
The sound of Christmas music starting to jar? Have some friends home from abroad that want to reacquaint themselves with some Irish culture? Or, you just want to get back to basics? Check out the Lee Sessions, an extensive trail of free traditional music gigs taking place across the city in some of the cosiest pubs.
It’s that time of year again! Oh yes it is! Be spoiled for choice with two of Cork’s biggest theatres going head-to-head with this year’s panto offering. Choose from a 20 second walk across the road to the Everyman Palace and their performance of Cinderella or the “extra” 5 minute walk to the Opera House for a taste of Sleeping Beauty. Or, for those wanting to stay up late, there’s an ever so naughty Improvised Panto strictly for adults taking place in the Opera House too.
5. Triskel Arts Centre Christmas Movies
Not impressed with the blockbusters this Christmas? Bemoaning the lack of decent Christmas movies these days? Allow the Triskel Arts Centre to transport you back to the good old days with some classic Christmas movies including Home Alone and It’s a Wonderful Life. Early booking is strongly advised.
6. Christmas Walks
Is there anything more festive than wrapping up and taking a crisp Christmas stroll? Good news for the walkers…Cork has an abundance of charming walks of varying lengths to keep you moving this festive season including the pretty grounds of Fitzgerald’s Park, the Lough Nature Reserve and the ever-popular Cork-Blackrock Castle route for those that really want to stretch their legs.
7. Abbaesque at Cyprus Avenue
Nothing screams Christmas more than some cheesy pop music and who delivers that better than ABBA? Prepare to boogie the night away at Abbaesque at Cyprus Avenue.