Glow Christmas Festival

Date:25 November 2022 - 8 January 2023

Glow is Cork’s festive Christmas celebration and market that takes place every year in various locations throughout the city. The festivities take place every weekend in December.

This is a free family festival composed of various events and attractions, where you will get to experience the magical glow of Christmas. Bring the kids along to see Santa and all his elves in his magical workshop, play some games and experience the joy of Christmas through a child’s eyes. After that why not take a jaunt on a Ferris wheel and take in the gorgeous skyline views of Cork.

After all the excitement of Santa’s workshop, you can chill out in one of the many seating areas, soak up the festive atmosphere and nibble on some of the best local food Cork has to offer from the food stalls. After all that fun, you can pop right across the road to the English Market, where you will find a wide range of gifts to clear the Christmas shopping list fast and give the kids one last treat of a hot chocolate.

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Maldron Hotel South Mall

Maldron Hotel South Mall is located in the very heart of Cork city so by staying with us you won’t need to take a taxi anywhere; Bishop Lucey Park is a short 9-minute walk from us and Grand Parade is only 8 minutes away – get directions. If you need to take a taxi out of the city, there is a taxi rank just beside the hotel and the bus station is across the road.

We still have some bedroom availability during the Glow festival. The hotel offers different room types including Double, Twin, Family, Triple and Executive rooms. Book your room now and start planning your festive weekend in Cork!

Make sure to sign up to Make it Maldron to save €10 per room per night and check out our special offers here.

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