Birr Castle Demense
Are you looking for a family adventure this Christmas season? Festive fun is a guarantee with the Crackerjack Challenge at Birr Castle Demesne, an exciting Christmas trail for all the family. Pick up your trail and pencil at reception and go in search of the hidden Christmas Crackers in the Demesne.
Trail runs from 09:00 -15:30 every day from 10th December to 8th January. Pre-booking not essential, tickets available at reception.
A family day pass for two adults and two kids to the Christmas Cracker Jack Challenge at Birr Castle Demesne.
T&C’s: This prize is valid for 2 adults & 2 children (U17); has no monetary value; valid for one year from date of issue & is only valid for general admission to the Demesne & does not include access inside the castle or for any tours.
Santa at Croke Park
Santa’s coming Ho Ho Home to Croke Park! The GAA Museum are delighted to announce the return of Santa to Croke Park, the home of Gaelic Games, this year.
A team from the North Pole are setting up a training camp in Croke Park and they’d love you to visit as they prepare for their special journey around the world on Christmas Eve.
On the Santa Experience, you’ll see the Elf Dressing Rooms, the Igloo Clubhouse and the North Pole Skills Zone. Then it will be time to step inside Santa’s very special Croke Park cabin to meet the man himself. You can take a photo with Santa and tell him about your predictions for the 2023 GAA All-Ireland Championships!
Every child will receive a small GAA-themed gift and photos will also be available to purchase if you wish. After your visit with Santa, don’t forget to collect a Junior Explorer passport and follow the trail around the museum. Then stop off at Cú Chulainn’s Den write your letter to Santa, get it stamped and post it in our museum post box!
A family pass to visit Santa at Croke Park for 2 adults + 2 children.
The extremely popular and magical Santa Express will return to Oakfield Park in Raphoe again this year promising to be even bigger and better. The unique Christmas experience for all the family will run from November 30th until 23rd December.
Board the train at the station and enjoy an enchanting ride through Oakfield’s woodlands to meet Santa and his helpers. Children will then join elf teams and join in their games before receiving a special gift from Santa. After the visit to Santa’s grotto, the train will take you to Oakfield’s restaurant, where a festive menu and drink will be served. Children will have the chance to post their letter to Santa in Mrs Claus’ log cabin. Book your tickets now!
Tickets can be secured on Oakfield Park’s website www.oakfieldpark.com/santa or ticketmaster.ie or by calling 00353 (0)74 9173922.
A 5-person compartment ticket for the Santa Express for 9.15pm on 30th November
T&C’s: This prize is valid for the date and time ONLY listed above, please do not enter if you cannot attend on 30th November at 9.15pm.
Santa Experience – Vintage Tea Parties
Fancy jumping on board for a cup of tea and chat with someone special? Come visit Santa himself in his very own private carriage on the lower deck of our magical vintage bus. All this Christmas cheer doesn’t end here. Indulge in a seasonal afternoon tea on board our Routemaster bus. Freshly made sandwiches, scones with jam and cream, a selection of desserts and of course mince pies will make up our afternoon tea spread. Maybe even glimpse one of his reindeer as we take in some city sights. Let our elves entertain the little ones with jokes and fun facts about Dublin.
You can book your visit to Santa here – https://www.vintageteatrips.ie/santa-afternoon-tea-trip/
Santa Experience Voucher for two adults and two children
T&Cs: Must be used on any weekday Santa tour.
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Livin’ Dred Theatre Company in association with Pavilion Theatre present – A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens – on Sunday 18th December at 2pm & 4.30pm at The Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire.
A Christmas Carol is Aaron Monaghan and Bryan Burroughs’ playful, physical storytelling, stage adaptation of Charles Dickens much loved novella. Devised straight from Dickens classic text, the two award-winning actors – dressed in snazzy suits – play all the characters at break-neck speed using an array of colorful hats, scarves and an Ikea coat-rack! The famous cautionary tale tells the story miserly Ebenezer Scrooge as he is visited by ghosts who take him on a journey through his past, present and future one fateful Christmas Eve. This production is funny, slightly scary, utterly heart-warming and features a surprise special guest appearing as Tiny Tim…
Book your tickets now at www.paviliontheatre.ie.
- One family pass (4 tickets) for the 2pm performance of A Christmas Carol on Sunday 18th December
- One family pass (4 tickets) for the 4.30pm performance of A Christmas Carol on Sunday 18th December
The Helix Panto
Join Hansel and Gretel as they journey through the magical pantosphere of intrigue and adventure. With panto favourites Buddy (Colin Hughes), Laurel (Aidan Mannion), the wickedly wonderful Paul Byrom, the multi talented Orla Jennings and the outrageous Dame Lola (Chris Corroon) joined by some new faces.
The Helix Panto is back with a bang to ensure you laugh your troubles away.
Buy your tickets now here
Two family passes for four on January 3rd 2023 at 6pm
Celebrate the festive season with ODEON Cinemas! ODEON Cinemas are bringing Christmas classics back to its screens this winter, all in the comfiest seats and with the tastiest treats.
From the 23rd of November, enjoy family favourites including Santa Claus: The Movie (1985), Love Actually, Elf and more at any of ODEON’s 11 cinemas across the country. Customers can also give the avid cinema-goer in their life the gift of an ODEON myLIMITLESS card, which grants members unlimitless access to any movie, enjoy 10% off selected food & drink, and get exclusive invites to special screenings for a whole year, for just €193!
To celebrate Christmas returning at ODEON Cinemas, we are giving away 2 family passes for four people!
How to Enter
To enter just fill in your contact details on our form below. We’ll be in touch by email with the lucky winner after the closing date of 20th November
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