Win Family Passes to Fabulous Santa Experiences & Christmas Shows


We have teamed up with some of the most Christmassy locations around Ireland to give away some family passes to some fabulous Santa Experiences and Christmas Shows!

The festive season is getting into full swing and the next big decision is where to bring the family to see Santa! We have lots of ideas for you on our 50 Magical Places to Visit Santa in Ireland article.

If you’re looking for Panto ideas check out our roundup of Pantos as well.

Here are all the family passes we have up for grabs and remember you can enter as many times as you like!

Santa’s Magical Trail at Clanard Court Hotel

Join Santa’s elves on a wonderful journey through Santa’s Magical Trail – a fun filled and action-packed experience for children young and old held at the Clanard Court Hotel, Kildare!

The award-winning, leading Kildare Santa experience (TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award for Families) … is for anyone who really loves all things Santa and believe in lots of FUN, MAGIC and SMILES along the way!!! Look out for some fun characters along the way including Willy Wonka!

Why not make a night of it too with our extremely popular Magical Sleep Over option? Guaranteed to make you the best Mum & Dad ever! You can book selected weekends from November 30th to December 22nd 2019

This year Santa and his elves at The Clanard Court are planning their first ever Autism Friendly Trail and Sleepover. This will take place on December 11th 2019.

The Prize – A Family Ticket for Santa’s Magical Trail (2 adults + 2 children) (dates and times subject to availability)

Nore Valley Park Christmas Experience @ McDonagh Junction

Nore Valley Park brings you Kilkenny city’s newest Christmas Experience – a fully immersive festive delight!

Located at The Courtyard in MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre, our purpose built arrangement brings all of the joy of Christmas to your family, young and old.

Included in the Full Christmas Experience:

  • The whole family is invited to write their greatest Christmas wishes to Santa Claus, who will be there, along with his mischievous elves to guide you to his enchanting grotto.
  • Make magical reindeer food with the help of Mrs. Claus in her magical kitchen!
  • Pet, stroke and cuddle some of Santa’s furry friends in addition to live deer.

For drop-ins with Santa: (no booking required)

  • Children have an opportunity to meet Santa Claus, receive a quality gift and have their photo taken to ensure lasting memories.
  • Meet his deer, as well as the friendly animals at our live nativity crib.

For a truly enticing family-oriented event, Nore Valley Park is your only choice this December.

The Prize – A family pass to the Full Christmas Experience for 2 adults and 2 children (dates and times subject to availability)

An Enchanted Christmas at Fota House

Be part of something really special with your family this Christmas at Fota House.
Explore the charming, seasonally decorated rooms on your magical journey through the House. Along the way you will meet some enchanting and entertaining characters before your individual family visit to Santa.

On this traditional experience, every child will receive a specially chosen gift from Santa Claus and there will be lots of seasonal photo opportunities throughout the house – so don’t forget to bring your camera!

An Enchanted Christmas at Fota House runs Sunday 8th, Saturday 14th, Sunday 15th, Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd December, 11.00pm to 6.00pm. Book Now!

Bakestone will be with us, serving their delicious seasonal treats – warming hot chocolates, mince pies and loads more which you can enjoy by the glow of our open fire!

The Prize – One Family Pass (2 Adults + up to 3 children) for An Enchanted Christmas at Fota House (dates and times subject to availability)

Wells House

Make Christmas extra festive this year by visiting Santa in beautiful setting of the Great Hall of Wells House. Meet Mrs. Claus and the Wells Elves in their toyshop as you decorate your very own Christmas bauble to take home!

Be sure to collect your magic reindeer food from Mrs Claus to help Rudolph and his friends light up and make their way to you on Christmas Eve.

Make your Christmas a unique, personal and magical experience for all this year at Wells House & Gardens. Visit for more info.

The Prize – Santa Family Pass for 2 adults and 1 child (dates and times subject to availability)

Cool Planet Experience

The Cool Planet Experience is Ireland’s first interactive exhibition on Climate Action, located in Powerscourt Estate, Co. Wicklow. Embark on a journey of climate change discovery – experience the highs & lows of our changing climate through immersion, gaming & competition.

Discover exciting planet-positive innovations & solutions, become empowered to change your life for the better & pledge to become an Agent of Change.

The experience lasts 1hour 15mins & is suitable for ages 7-99. Max 15 people per tour. Book now:

The Prize

Family Admission (2 Adults & 2 Children) into the awesome Cool Planet Experience, Powerscourt House, Enniskerry

South Dublin on Ice

South Dublin on Ice is back on November 15th 2019 and runs until January 26th 2020!

Book your tickets now for a skating adventure for young and old. There are lots of skating aids available to help for small kids or just those a little nervous!

A family session for 2 adults and 2 children costs just €50 and you can book your preferred timeslot or just pay on the day!

There will be a Christmas market and lots of other activities to be enjoyed also.

The Prize – A family pass to South Dublin on Ice (2 Adults + 2 Children) (dates and times subject to availability)

Liberty Hall Panto

The Liberty Hall Panto is back this festive season with Robin Hood. Oh not it isn’t, oh yes it is!

It’s off to Snottingham Castle for the wedding of the year! Will Robin Hood and Lady Marion actually tie the knot? Will they actually defeat the Sheriff of Snottingham? Will Nursie actually change those awful tights? Who knows! But drop along to the Liberty Panto this December to find out.

Tickets only €25.50 and family tickets €92.00. Book your tickets now for a fun filled show which runs from 19th – 31st December 2019.

The Prize – A family Pass to the Liberty Hall Panto on Sunday 22nd December @ 7.30pm

Green Santa at Belvedere House Gardens and Park

Green Santa 2019

Belvedere’s traditional Victorian Green Santa will be arriving at Belvedere on Saturday December 7th at 10.45am and will start meeting children from 11.00am. He will be in his Magical Grotto along with his Elves over that weekend and each subsequent weekend from 11.00am to 5.30pm up to and including Sunday December 22nd.

Green Santa at Belvedere offers a great value and quality Christmas experience with a difference. Children booked in to see Green Santa will get a potted Holly Tree to bring home with their family to plant out and watch it grow with them over the years, as a lasting and fond memory of their visit to Green Santa at Belvedere. Every child will also receive some Reindeer Food and the customary Victorian Candy.

Online pre-booking for this event is therefore essential and all Green Santa Bookings will include entry to Belvedere House, Gardens, Park and Play Areas. Book online at For those who want to walk the outdoor trails after their Green Santa visit please dress appropriately for the weather on the day.

The Prize – A family pass to see Green Santa at Belvedere for 2 adults and 2 children (dates and times subject to availability)

How to Enter

Please choose your preferred location from the dropdown menu and we will be in touch with the lucky winners after the closing date of Sunday November 24th.

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