Before all the Christmas festivities begin in earnest, however, you can embrace an American tradition and celebrate Thanksgiving at The Twelve Hotel in Galway. Tindall Wines will be in charge of the vino, which will be paired with a menu designed by The Twelve’s head chef Martin O’Donnell. Included will be pumpkin arancini, Connemara ham, smoked turkey roulade with chestnut stuffing, followed by venison and squab. Thanksgiving at West on November 22 is €75 per person for dinner and wine, with overnight packages available from €119 per person. Visit thetwelvehotel.ie.