A Hot Tub on the Shannon to comedy cabaret this December

Something for everyone in Athlone this December, from comedy, live music, arts, crafts to festive Christmas markets. You can also sit back and relax as you cosy up in a hot tub that floats on the Shannon, Athlone is full of surprises and unique experiences.

Luan Gallery

Immerse yourself in the arts and culture at Luan Gallery this winter. Back again this year is the winter art fair at Luan Gallery starting Saturday 4th December. Find out more HERE.


The Wild Geeze present ÁthaLuainatics – a comedy cabaret night like no other with special guest comedian Brian Gallagher.  The Wild Geeze are Farmer comedian Breda Larkin from Ballinasloe & Burlesque Singer Miss Lavelle from Limerick Ciiiity! This unlikely pairing are the perfect comedy couple who promise a night of great laughs, original music & burlesque banter. Get your tickets HERE.

Hot Tub Boat

Conveniently located on the River Shannon, Athlone has no shortage of amazing experiences on the water. The Hot Tub Boat, a new experience to hit Athlone this year is offering an incredible Sunset Cruise while you and your friends enjoy a glass of prosecco in a hot tub heated to a cosy 37 degrees. Operating all year round, the views across the water are amazing in all four seasons, the low sunsets are the perfect setting to sit back and relax. To book visit www.hottubboat.ie

Christmas Markets

Christmas markets return this December to Athlone. Dead Centre’s Christmas Market runs on Sunday 5th December. Athlone Christmas Markets runs from Friday 11th December for two weekends.

Stallholders come from Athlone and its hinterland, and are an excellent combination of delicious festive foods, handmade chocolates, candles, crafts as well as seasonal flowers and wreaths. Hot chocolate and winter warmers will be available to keep everyone smiling.

Mack Fleetwood
Performing at the Radisson Blu this December 28th, Mack Fleetwood. Europe’s premier tribute to the supergroup FLEETWOOD MAC, bring you on a magical musical journey from the Peter Green blues era to the multi-platinum selling band that still tour today.

Tickets available HERE.

Athlone ticks all the boxes – luxurious spas, a wide choice of accommodation and the best shopping the midlands has to offer. Our hotels have excellent spas and great offers for the Christmas season.

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