Christmas At Horkans

“Christmas at Horkans… the most wonderful time of the year!”

At Horkans, we love spreading some festive cheer, that’s why Christmas is our favourite time of year. Join us this Christmas at Horkans as we transform Horkans into a mesmerising, winter wonderland.  Our winter wonderland is sure to impress young and old, we have organised a whole host of festive activities. There is so much happening in the lead up to Christmas to get you in the festive spirit. We have Santa Claus and his helper elf, Santa’s Sleigh, Christmas choirs and much much more. Christmas at Horkans is truly a special time of year!

What’s Happening During Christmas At Horkans?

Christmas Trees

Our real Christmas trees arrive in store on November 22nd. Our specially selected premium Nordmann Fir Christmas trees are renowned for their rich green foliage and non-shedding needles. Why not make it a trip for the entire family this year and get down to Horkans to choose your real Christmas tree? Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening in December we will have free hot chocolate for the children. We want to make your trip to select that perfect tree that extra bit special. 

We also have a fantastic range of artificial Christmas trees available, ranging from 2ft to 9ft. Some of these are pre-strung with Christmas lights so all you have to do is to add the decorations!

Nordmann Fir Christmas Tree
Decorated Christmas Tree
Artificial Christmas Tree

Christmas At Horkans Castlebar

*The following events are taking place in our Castlebar store only, but we invite everyone to come and join us in the festivities*

Throughout the month of December we are celebrating Christmas in a very special way in Horkans Castlebar. We have put together a magnificent line up of festive events to help spread the Christmas cheer.

Santa Claus

Every Saturday and Sunday throughout the month of December, Santa Claus and his elf will be paying a special visit to Horkans Castlebar. He will arrive in store at 3pm greeting everyone, young and old, as he makes his way to his special grotto. There will be opportunities for your little ones to get a photo with Santa Claus, a memoir to treasure forever. As he heads off Santa will stop by his special Santa Post Box at 3.45pm. Here he will collect the Santa letters posted by all the boys and girls.

Santa’s Sleigh

Santa dropped his special Santa Sleigh into Horkans Castlebar. We invite you all to come along and take a picture in Santa’s Sleigh. It will be in-store right up until Christmas eve when it heads off on some very special business. 


What better way to get in the Christmas spirit than with some Christmas carols? At Horkans we recognise the beauty of music at this wonderful time of year and we have organised a whole host of choirs to join us as we celebrate Christmas in Horkans Castlebar.

  • Castlebar Musical and Dramatic Society kick start the musical season on Saturday, December 7th from 1 – 2.30.
  • St. Josephs’s Secondary School Senior Choir join us on Saturday, December 14th from 1 – 2.30.
  • The National Learning Network (Rehab) join us on Wednesday, December 18th at 11am.
  • The Mayo Youth Orchestra are in store on Saturday, December 21st  from 1 – 2.30.
Christmas at Horkans Choirs
Christmas at Horkans Santa's Grotto

Christmas Reading

We have 3 days of fabulously festive Christmas readings for 2019. The book reading will happen from 4pm to 5.30pm.

Saturday, December 7th: Claire O’Malley reads her book “Blitzen’s Best Christmas”.

Saturday, December 14th: Nicky O’Dowd reads her book “Stumpa”.

Saturday, December 21st: Claire O’Malley reads her book “Blitzen’s Best Christmas”.

These books are sure to captivate the minds of your little ones so be sure to call in to our Christmas readings. 

Christmas is a time full of magic and celebrations and we hope to see you very soon so you can share the experience with Horkans.

Do you have questions about Christmas at Horkans? If so, just contact your local store where one of our helpful and knowledgeable staff will be happy to help and answer any questions you may have.