Massimo Winter Wonderland officially launched last Friday. Located at 10 William Street West, the Massimo Winter Wonderland sees the Galway pub undergo a total metamorphosis as the entire venue is transformed into a cosy Scandinavian lodge complete with oak beams, a roaring wood-log fire, gingerbread house and a forest of up-cycled trees under the creative direction of artist and creative director Pete Casby.
The Massimo Winter Wonderland encompasses a beer garden where magic elves will make it snow at different times throughout the day when Dean Martin is heard singing ‘Let It Snow’, while also housing a special ‘wishing well’ from which the funds will go to the Galway Samaritans, a not-for-profit mental health support organisation.
At Massimo Winter Wonderland, customers can enjoy luxurious hot drinks including ‘Terry’s Irish Coffee’ made with orange liqueur, chocolate & cream, ‘Hot Buttered Rum’ made with Havana especial, ginger & cinnamon butter and dark brown sugar as well as ‘Hot Pink Gin’ made with Beefeater Pink gin, rosehip tea, lemon and honey, all served in bespoke festive mugs.
A special collaboration with The White Hag Brewery sees a brand new seasonal ale, which is exclusive to the William Street West bar, added to the menu. The team at Massimo have also been busy working on a special new Massimo Winter Wonderland themed cocktail list featuring options such as ‘Brandy Snap’ made with brandy, amaretto, ginger preserve, honey and lemon as well as a ‘Kandy Kane’ cocktail made with vanilla vodka, Crème de Menthe, milk and white chocolate.
‘A haven for those who are tired of navigating their way through overflowing ‘steins’ to get to the bar’, says bar owner Malachy Duggan, ‘this Christmas, we are pulling out all the stops to provide the adults of Galway with a ‘temple of festive spirit’ to worship in across the bridge. Whether you’re looking for somewhere to escape the Christmas shopping madness in the evenings, are fed up with the unruly crowds dominating that bars of the city centre or are simply looking for a place to spend a night on the dance floor lit up by the finest DJs in the land, Massimo Winter Wonderland is going to be your saviour. We’ve been busy plotting and planning our vision for this ‘grown-up’ Christmas pub with Pete from Macnas for months now so we’re really excited that we are finally about to see it all come to life!’
As part of Massimo Winter Wonderland, there will be a full calendar of events lined up, the first of which includes a Christmas Lights Table Quiz on Monday, the 25th of November with prizes from lots the Galway West End businesses up for grabs. Other events include craft workshops on how to make mini-Christmas jumpers, handmade cards, wreaths and even a masterclass on styling your table all taking place throughout the months of the festive season, all of which can be viewed on an Interactive Advent Calendar on the Massimo website.
Those who refuse to let the party finish also need not fret, as by night the Massimo dancefloor will continue to come alive with DJs throughout the weekend providing great beats for those occupying the epic dancefloor.
Massimo Winter Wonderland will be open seven days a week from 3pm to 11.30pm Monday to Wednesday, 3 pm to 2 am on Thursdays and Fridays, 12pm to 2 am on Saturdays and 1pm to 11.30pm on Sundays. Head to the Massimo Facebook or Instagram accounts by searching @massimogalway to find out more about the Massimo Winter Wonderland and don’t forget to check out the Interactive Advent Calendar on the Massimo website for a full list of events. For booking enquiries, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (091) 582239.