Looking for the perfect place to visit Santa this year? Elf Town is returning to Galway this Christmas and promises one of the most engaging and interactive Santa visit experiences for all the family to enjoy. Discover the magic of Christmas with a family visit from November 25th 2022.
Elf Town is a two hour Christmas experience set over three different buildings with the magical journey itself set over four floors, where at the end, you and your family get a private visit with Santa.
The children will be amazed when he knows a little secret about them. Each child will receive a gold coin from Santa which they can take to his Toy Shop and exchange for a gift of their choice!
What to Expect on your Santa Visit to Elf Town
Elf Town promises a magical experience for all the family. From arriving at the castle gates to be greeted by Glitterpants, Santa’s Head Elf, to leaving with a present from Santa that you have chosen yourself.
Children and adults alike will be mesmerised by this truly special Santa visit. Each visit lasts up to 2 hours, with plenty of activities to enjoy, along with meeting Santa. These include:
- A visit to Jack Frost’s Ice House (made of real ice!)
- Disco dance floor for a boogie with the Disco Elf
- Postal portal where Postie Elf will help children write their letters to Santa
- Elf Terrace where you can hear stories from the elves and throw a few snowballs
- A visit to Mrs Claus’ kitchen to decorate (and eat) some cookies
- Meet Santa’s Reindeer, who will be visiting from the North Pole
- A visit to Santa’s Toy Shop to exchange your gold coin from Santa for a gift of your choice.
On arrival each family receives a map to guide them through all of the different areas of Elf Town. Children will each be given an Elf Town passport, Elf Hat and a name badge.
Grown-ups can enjoy a mulled wine/fruit punch and some mince pies – all complimentary.
Tickets can be booked online for the date and time of your choice. Santa will be in residence on select dates from November 25th right up to December 23rd 2022.
Once booked, your child will receive an Elf Town branded gift pack with an official invite from Santa to visit Elf Town on your chosen date. Inside will be a golden ticket and a map of Elf Town so you can plan all the exciting activities you are going to do!
This will come by reindeer post, addressed to your child, from Santa himself before your booking date. All included with your ticket purchase
Sensory Santa Visits
Elf Town is fully accessible and offers a sensory friendly experience for those who may find a regular visit overwhelming. The experience is modified to allow for more movement and will be less bright and loud.
The sensory experience takes place on Friday, December 2nd at 11am and on Saturday, December 3rd at 8.30am and should be booked in advance.
Transport and Parking
Elf Town will take place at Ballybrit Racecourse, Galway. There will be plenty of parking on-site at no extra cost. There is also public transport via buses 405 and 409, which drops you off approx 800m from the venue. These leave from Galway city centre.
There is a coffee shop in the entertainment area selling snacks, tea, coffee and hot chocolate for those who wish to purchase them.
Children will be brought to decorate cookies in Mrs Clauses kitchen, which they can also enjoy during their visit. And adults will be offered complimentary mulled wine, fruit punch and mince pies on arrival.
Book your Santa visit to Elf Town here.