With the festive season upon us, you may be wondering what fun and activities Tralee can provide us with this year. To save you time doing the research and endless scrolling through Facebook, we here at The Grand have compiled the Top 5 Things to do in Tralee this December!
5. The Festive Hall at Tralee Museum, Denny Street
Just a stone’s throw away from our own front doors, this year’s Festive Hall at Tralee Museum is set to be the most festive yet! Pay it a visit for a delightful, fun-filled experience the whole family will enjoy. A host of cheery characters will come to life from Christmas tales old and new, to take you on an enchanting tour of the magical hall. There will be lots of fun and games on your way to meet the main man himself, Mr Santa Claus. And Santa, of course, will have a little gift for every child that comes to see him and likes nothing better than posing for photos with his visitors.
4. Tralee 5KM Santa Fun Run at Tralee Wetlands
A fun, active and festive activity that’s fun for all ages, the annual Santa Run will be taking place on Sunday 15th December at 11am! Now in its sixth year this event has gone from strength to strength as families get into the Christmas spirit by coming out to participate, support and enjoy this yearly colourful display. The event, which is organised in memory of Fiona Moore raises much needed funds for deserving children’s charities. To date the proceeds have gone to Make a Wish Foundation, Heart Children Ireland, Ronald McDonald House, Barretstown and Kerry University Hospital. This year, the chosen charity for the Tralee Santa Fun Run is Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children, where each year hundreds of children are treated for serious medical conditions.
3. Abba Forever – The Christmas Show at Siamsa Tire
Whether we admit it or not, we all love a bit of Abba, especially at Christmas and this show is the best way to really kick off your Christmas celebrations! It’s always party time when ABBA is about, but when it’s the Christmas Show, then that’s a real excuse for a party! This happy sing-a-long tribute, celebrates with a loud and proud fanfare, so we all better start brushing up on our Abba lyrics!
2. New Year’s Eve Party & Fireworks on Denny Street
Again, an event that’s happening on our very doorstep, the Denny Street New Year’s Eve party is always a big hit! UV5, one of Ireland’s premier high-energy party bands, will be kicking off on the Denny Street Stage from 5pm on New Year’s Eve for a two hour ‘throwback tunes’ show with the best of 80’s and 90’s party music to entertain the crowd, with the annual Fireworks show blasting off at 6pm sharp. After the fireworks, make sure to come in and join us here in The Grand where we will be ringing in 2020 in our infamous nightclub!
1. Tralee Snow Day!
We were purposely saving this one for last as it is set to be massive hit amongst everyone in Tralee. Tralee Chamber Alliance are bringing a ‘Snow Day’ to the square on Saturday 14th of December, with some festive foods, treats, Christmas characters, Carol Singers, Siamsa Tire performers and of course giant snow machines! The event is expected to attract families from all over Kerry and wider afield to Tralee to enjoy the snow day, and atmosphere in the local shops, and the organisers are encouraging people to come at anytime throughout the day as the event will be on from 12noon to 6pm. Peter Kelly’s (aka Franc) team from ‘Snow Ireland’ are also being brought in for one-day only to create a winter wonderland in the town square. And don’t forget to pop over to The Grand afterwards to warm up with one of our signature coffees or hot chocolates!
All in all, this December looks to be jam-packed with cheery Christmas fun! What are you most excited for? And don’t forget, if you are coming to Tralee over Christmas, look no further than us here at The Grand in the heart of Tralee for your accommodation. Call us today to find out our holiday rates!