50 Magical Places to Visit Santa in Ireland

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Places to Visit Santa in Ireland

As all you parents know, Santa always takes time out of his busy schedule before Christmas to visit Ireland. From Santa Grottoes, to farm, caves and Santa trains, here are 50 Magical Places to Visit Santa in Ireland grouped by county for easy navigation. But get your skates on as places book up fast! Ho, Ho, Ho!

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2020 Update – many places are still deciding if they will open this year. We will try to keep this article up to date as we hear, but please check their website or facebook page.

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Dublin

Visit The Santa Experience at the Kilnamanagh Shopping Centre, Tallaght

The award winning Santa Experience takes place at Dunnes Stores in the Kilnamanagh Shopping Centre, Tallaght on selected dates from November to December. Children will be transported to the North Pole where they can visit:

  • The Elves Post Office
  • Santa’s Stable
  • The Sleigh Station
  • Santa’s House

The Santa Experience is a tour through the North Pole where children will learn how Santa and the elves prepare for Christmas and will interact with elves, reindeer, polar bears and may even get to ride in Santa’s Sleigh on their way to meet the big man himself in his authentic log cabin!

Children will be amazed by what Santa knows about them, thanks to the Santa Needs to Know forms, filled in at the time of booking.

Tickets can be booked online in advance, to ensure you get your preferred time and date. Each ticket includes meeting and interacting with Elves and Santa, travelling through 4 fun filled festive areas, and a beautiful gift to treasure.

A professional photographer will be on hand to capture all magical moments and you can order 8 x 10 framed prints immediately afterwards if you wish.

Keep up to date on their Facebook page.

Visit The Elves In Training Santa Experience at Croke Park

Visit Santa at Croke Park

Have you ever wondered what it takes to become one of Santa’s trusty elves? Why not find out at The Elves in Training Santa Experience at Croke Park from end November onwards.

Each child gets to take part in Elf Training with Santa and his helpers in the specially designed elf camp at the GAA HQ. Every ‘elf’ will become a member of the North Pole Football, Hurling & Camogie Club, managed by Santa!

Each member of his elite Elf Squad visits the mesmerising snow tunnel, the North Pole team changing rooms. While you’re there make sure you listen for banter in the shower room to see who’s made it to the naughty or nice list! You might also need to hold your nose as you leave the dressing room, as the trainee Elves’ don’t usually listen to Mrs Claus when she tells them to pick up their dirty gear!

One of the highlights of the magical trail is a visit to Santa’s Bainisteoir’s office, the heart of all the action, where Santa reviews tactics and selects his dream team for the big journey on Christmas Eve.

After this meet and greet with Santa, where every child will receive a gift and get their professional photo taken, your family can run out pitch-side, like their GAA heroes, and take their own Croke Park ‘Elfies’, making even more magical memories.

You will then get complimentary admission to the GAA Museum, where you can discover two floors of interactive exhibits. Marvel at the original Sam Maguire and Liam MacCarthy cups and test your hurling and football skills in the museum’s Interactive Games Zone!

Keep up to date on their Facebook page.

Visit Santa on The Bus That Stole Christmas

Find out if you have been naughty or nice on a storytelling adventure through good deeds and bad on Ireland’s only custom built Christmas bus, suitable for all ages. See if you can persuade the elves that your name should be on Santa’s good list this year!

IT’S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS… BUT WAIT… The letters are missing and Santa is sick, you have to save Christmas for jolly old St. Nick! Join the two elves on this puzzling adventure to save the Magic of Christmas. Help them to solve the clues, find the letters and prove you believe in all the good that Christmas can bring. But be wary! Some that seem nice might actually be naughty! If Santa is saved and Christmas Magic restored, there’s a spot on the good list for everyone on board!

Christmas Bus Tours run during September. Tours take 45 mins start to finish and depart from 61 Upper O’Connell St (outside Flanagans Restaurant) and returns to the same spot.

Keep up to date on their Facebook page.

Visit Santa at Dublin Zoo

Santa Visits at Dublin Zoo Wild Lights Experience

Santa will be in his grotto at Dublin Zoo every weekend during November & December. Please note that Wild Lights will not take place in 2020.

Keep up to date on their Facebook page.

Visit Santa at Stephens Green Shopping Centre

Santa visits Stephens Green Shopping Centre every year and promises to be an extra special experience. He is usually in his grotto from late November through to December. Children can also take part in seasonal activities before getting a special gift to take home.

Keep up to date on their Facebook page.

Visit Santa’s Enchanted Forest Experience at Luggwoods

Enter Santa’s enchanted forest at Luggwoods, Saggart and be transported on the Luggwoods Express, a tractor drawn carriage, through the mystical forest to the Big Red Farmyard Barn for your visit with Santa. There will be characters to meet, games and activities to enjoy for a memorable family Santa experience. Selected dates in November and December.

Tickets go on sale 11th September, keep up to date on their Facebook page.

Santa at Airfield

Are you looking for a traditional family Christmas with fun for all ages? Then head to Airfield Estate, Dublin’s only 38 acre working farm this yuletide season for a magical Christmas Experience like no other.

Keep up to date on their Facebook page.

All Aboard The Special Santa Express Trains

Santa Special steam trains Ireland

The perfect Santa experience for those with a passion for steam trains, Steam Train Ireland offer Santa Special train journeys on selected dates in November & December from Dublin to Maynooth,and Belfast to Whitehead. Tickets go on sale in October and sell out very quickly.

Keep up to date on their Facebook page.


Wicklow

Santa’s Christmas Wonderland, Ashford, Wicklow

Santa’s Christmas Wonderland is where children come first and “adults go free!”. Nestled beneath the forest canopy in the grounds of the Bel Air Hotel, Ashford, Co Wicklow you will find a magical wonderland waiting for you to experience. Here you can enjoy a real traditional Christmas in a beautiful woodland setting.

Keep updated on their Facebook page.

Visit Santa at Powerscourt, Wicklow

Santa at Avoca at Powerscourt Estate

There will be plenty of fun for families to enjoy a day out at Powerscourt Estate, Wicklow in the run up to Christmas.

Santa & Mrs Claus will be at Avoca to see all the boys and girls and in addition to their visit with Santa, families can visit the stables and see some of Santa’s animals including, Santa’s deer, pygmy goats, donkeys, rabbits and guinea pigs! Rudolph will make an appearance too!

Visit The Santa Express at Wicklow Christmas Market

Santa and his Santa Express comes Wicklow Christmas Market on dates from November and December. He has a whole day out planned for you and your family.

Keep up to date on their Facebook page.

Visit Santa on Christmas Island at Hidden Valley Holiday Park, Wicklow

santa at christmas island

Santa will be on Christmas Island at Hidden Valley Holiday Park for festive fun and an unforgettable and unique Christmas experience on selected dates from November to December.

Keep up to date on their Facebook page.


South East

Santa Express at Castlecomer Discovery Park, Kilkenny

Embark on an enchanted journey to see Santa this Christmas at the Magical Woodland Christmas Experience at Castlecomer Discovery Park on selected dates.

Start your adventure when you board the train at the North Pole Station and journey to the North Pole aboard the Santa Express on a magical train ride through a forest winter wonderland of twinkling lights.

Once you reach the Christmas Village, you’ll have time to explore, make a Christmas tree decoration in the arts and crafts area or sit back and wrap your mittens around a steaming mug of hot chocolate from the Canopy Café. Children can also play at leisure in the elf and fairy village, where imaginative playgrounds feature bouncing nets and a Junior Woodland Adventure Course.

The igloos are cosy and warm and full of festive spirit and it’s here that children will meet Mrs Claus to hear tales of mischievous elves and life in the North Pole.

Last but not least, it’s time to visit the great man himself, where each child will have the opportunity to spend time alone with Santa Claus, to whisper their wish list into his ear, and to receive a memorable gift.

The duration of the Christmas experience is approximately 90 minutes, at a relaxed and enjoyable pace, making sure you can take time to soak up every ounce of magic from beginning right through to the end. Families are welcome to return to the elf village to spend more time at play.

Keep up to date on their Facebook page.

The Christmas Experience at McDonagh Junction Centre, Kilkenny

Christmas Experience at Nore Valley Park

Experience the magic of Christmas with Nore Valley Park at their bespoke venue within the Courtyard at McDonagh Junction Shopping Centre in Kilkenny. Santa’s Christmas Wonderland adventure runs on selected dates from November to December.

When you book this fun Christmas Experience you can enjoy:

  • 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.

Keep up to date on their Facebook page.

Santa’s Train Adventure at Rathwood, Carlow

Santa’s Train Adventure at Rathwood, Co Carlow runs on selected dates during November and December. Booking usually opens end of August but be quick as seats aboard this special train fill up fast.

Keep up to date on their Facebook page.

Amber Express Santa Train, Wexford

Climb aboard the Amber Springs Santa Train, Co Wexford for a magical Christmas experience on selected dates in November and December.

Keep up to date on their Facebook page.


Galway

Elf Town

Santa and his merry band of elves are looking forward to returning to Galway and meeting all the wonderful boy and girls at Elf Town. Visit in person or book the all new virtual in home Santa experience for those of you who are unable to travel.

They are adding the following services this year for families who may or may not be able to attend in person or for grown-ups who want to give the children a special treat.

  1. Book a virtual Santa visit for your children.
  2. Book a pre recorded Santa message for the children.
  3. Book your family trip to the 2020 Elf Town Grotto Experience. This year’s experience will be different to previous years in order to comply with social distancing and public health advice and should take 45-50 minutes from your time of arrival. All tickets purchased are fully refundable and they are offering a no-quibble money-back guarantee.

Elf Town have had to make some changes to the upcoming 2020 event due to the Covid19 outbreak. This year’s event will be different due to social distancing guidelines. Unlike previous years, please expect a 30-40 minute experience. While they have had to reinvent Elf Town to allow for social distancing, they are still bringing the magic of Elf Town, just not in its entirety.

Your visit includes visiting Mrs Claus kitchen and making your own Christmas tree Bauble, here parents can enjoy a glass of Mulled wine or fruit punch.

Elf Town is opening on Friday the 27th of November. It runs every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, right up to the 23rd of December, including the full week prior to Christmas.

Be sure to book your tickets early to avoid disappointment, tickets on sale September 10th.

Visit Santa at Slieve Aughty

The Christmas Festival takes place at Slieve Aughty in Galway during December. Santa will be only be available for groups of 12 or more, so get together with family and friends for a unique Santa experience. You can add extras to your visit including pancakes and hot chocolate for everyone!, pony rides, face painting, a gift from Santa for every child etc.

Keep up to date on their Facebook page.

Santa at Athenry Heritage Centre

Experience the magic of Christmas in the award winning Athenry Heritage Centre Christmas Winter Wonderland experience with fun filled activities for all boys and girls this December.

Keep up to date on their Facebook page.

Santa at Brigits Garden, Galway

Santa and little helper come every year to have fun with Santa’s Christmas Magic Show at Brigit’s Garden. Mrs Claus is usually also in the Garden to add a touch of magic to the Santa Experience.

Keep up to date on their Facebook page.

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Midlands

Green Santa at Belvedere House, Westmeath

Green Santa at Belvedere House

Treat your children to a magical Christmas experience with Green Santa at Belvedere House, Westmeath.

Green Santa arrives at Belvedere House on the first Saturday of December and proceeds to his magical grotto, along with his elves, where he meets children, and comes back every weekend during December.

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 essential and all Green Santa Bookings will include entry to Belvedere House, Gardens, Park and Play Areas. For those who want to walk the outdoor trails after their Green Santa visit please dress appropriately for the weather on the day.

Visit Santa at Birr Castle and Experience the Magic of Christmas, Offaly

Birr Castle Visit Santa

Come and enjoy the magic of Christmas at Birr Castle Gardens and Science Centre this December.

You will be greeted and entertained by the Castle elves, before taking a trip to the enchanting Birr Castle. There you will meet Mrs Claus in the library sitting beside an enormous roaring fire reading magical festive stories. Your visit continues to the elegant dining room with its giant Christmas tree where you will meet the man himself… Santa Claus!

Each booked child will receive an age appropriate gift from Santa as well as a sweet treat and hot chocolate, The experience will last approx. 45 minutes. Pre-booked adult and children tickets also include general admission to the Treehouse adventure playground and gardens (daylight opening times apply, 16:00 close each day). (T&C’s apply)

For more details or to book your tickets visit the website or call (057) 9120336

Santa’s Magical Trail at The Clanard Court, Kildare

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!!!

Sleep Over 2020 bookings are being taken from Monday 14th September onwards, keep up to date on their Facebook Page.

Visit Santa at Lullymore, Kildare

Due to the continuing uncertainty Lullymore Discovery Park will not be hosting its annual  Christmas event in 2020. Of course Santa will still visit every home on Christmas Eve this year and he has promised to return to the Park for Lullymore Christmas 2021.

Santa’s House Express at Palmerstown House Estate, Kildare

Santas House Express is on at Palmerstown House Estate, Johnstown. Hop aboard the Santa Express on selected dates during November and December. Keep up to date on their Facebook page.

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North West

Visit Santa at Lough Key, Roscommon

visit santa places in Ireland

Celebrate Christmas at Lough Key Forest and Activity Park when Santa usually pops in for a visit during December (date tbc). You can also enjoy free tasty mince pies & mulled wine, free face painting and free festive music.

Victorian Christmas Experience to Visit Santa at Strokestown Park, Roscommon

Visit Santa at Strokestown Park

The Annual Strokestown Park Victorian Christmas Experience has lots of festive attractions for all of the family including;

  • A visit with Mrs Claus at Santa’s Stables where you will meet the animals.
  • Elves will accompany you through the magical tunnel into the secret underground rooms of Strokestown House. Here you will see the elves busy at work preparing for Christmas.
  • The highlight of the Victorian Christmas Experience is meeting Santa Claus by the fire in the traditionally decorated library of Strokestown Park House. to receive a Christmas gift.
  • Afterwards have a hot chocolate and take part in traditional craft activities.

Tickets can be booked on the Strokestown Park website.

Visit Santa at Westport House, Mayo

In Mayo, Westport House’s Winter Wonderland is a magical family experience brimming with Christmas cheer that will leave the kids starry-eyed and the whole family believing in fairy-tales! It will take place 21st November – 23rd December 2020.

Kids will adore a special visit to Santa in his grotto, story-time by the fireside with Mrs Claus, sing-a-longs with the Elves and festive face-painting to really get them in the Christmas spirit.

Visit the elves hard at work in their Workshop where kids can make their own yuletide log and decorate their own Ginger Bread Man, and stop by the Christmas Wish Tree for the real spirit of Christmas.

Day tickets will go on sale from October 1st but from September 2nd to 30th, you can skip the (virtual) queue by booking accommodation + tickets for Winter Wonderland through Hotel Westport. Keep up to date on their Facebook page.

Santa at Tullyboy Farm, Roscommon

You can re-live the magic of a traditional Christmas at Tullyboy Farm during December. Visit the old time kitchen and stir the Christmas pudding and make a wish before you visit Santa who will be in residence on Saturdays during December.

Keep up to date on their Facebook page.

Santa at Donegal’s Lapland

Visit Donegal’s Lapland at Doagh Famine Village on selected dates from November to December. See a live show, Santa Baby and visit the elves in Santa’s Workshop and Toy Factory and receive a special gift from the big man. You will also see a live Christmas Show and enjoy special lighting, snow and other special effects.

Keep up to date on their Facebook page.

Visit Santa at Arigna Mining Experience, Roscommon

Santa goes underground this Christmas at Arigna Mining Experience in Roscommon. He will be there on selected dates in December. Visitors can also enjoy entertainment from Fred the Party Professor, Joe Daly Magician and Custard Pie Puppet Show depending on the dates they visit!

Keep up to date on their Facebook page.

Take the Santa Express at Oakfield Park, Donegal

Oakfield Park in Raphoe, Co Donegal invite you to board the Santa Express at the station and have an enchanting train ride through the woodlands to meet Santa and his helpers! He will be in residence from 28th November – 23rd December 2020. Fewer spaces will be available this year so book quickly.

Keep up to date on their Facebook page.


Limerick

The Santa Experience at Jetland Shopping Centre

The Santa Experience Visit Santa Limerick

The award winning Santa Experience takes place at Dunnes Stores in the Jetland Shopping Centre, Limerick on selected dates from November to December. Children will be transported to the North Pole where they can visit:

  • The Elves Post Office
  • Santa’s Stable
  • The Sleigh Station
  • Santa’s House

The Santa Experience is a tour through the North Pole where children will learn how Santa and the elves prepare for Christmas and will interact with elves, reindeer, polar bears and may even get to ride in Santa’s Sleigh on their way to meet the big man himself in his authentic log cabin!

Children will be amazed by what Santa knows about them, thanks to the Santa Needs to Know forms, filled in at the time of booking.

Tickets can be booked online in advance, to ensure you get your preferred time and date. Each ticket includes meeting and interacting with Elves and Santa, travelling through 4 fun filled festive areas, and a beautiful gift to treasure.

A professional photographer will be on hand to capture all magical moments and you can order 8 x 10 framed prints immediately afterwards if you wish.

Keep up to date on their Facebook page.

Visit Santa at Stonehall Visitor Farm

Santa will be at Stonehall Visitor Farm and Wildlife Park in Kilcornan this December. You will arrive at Stonehall to an array of magical lights and adults will get mulled wine, tea or coffee along with a mince pie. The children can play in the play area while you wait to see Santa in his Grotto. Afterwards visit the stables and meet Rudolph!

Keep up to date on their Facebook page.


South West

Visit Santa at Bunratty Castle, Clare

Experience an unrivalled winter wonderland with a magical, festive atmosphere, and give the children an experience they’ll remember, at Bunratty Castle Folk Park. The Christmas experience runs on selected dates during November and December.

  • Come with all the family to visit Santa Claus & his Elves in his Grotto.
  • Call in to see Mrs. Claus in her kitchen as she prepares for Santa’s trip – making sure his clothes are ironed and he has plenty of food for his journey.
  • Meet and chat with all the Christmas Characters who will be wandering the village street, you might even bump into Scrooge and mind he doesn’t spoil the Christmas cheer!
  • Enjoy the Polar Express train ride so much more.
  • You can also ice-skating for an additional fee.

Keep up to date on their Facebook page.

Santa at Crag Cave, Kerry

In Kerry, Santa’s Winter Wonderland takes place every December. Kids will see Santa’s Bedroom, the Elves Bedrooms, Snow Scenes, Polar Bears, meet Mrs Claus and have a go on an Animated moving ride before heading to Santa’s Grotto to meet the big man himself. One hour play at Crazy Cave included.

Keep up to date on their Facebook page.

Santa at Aillwee Cave, Clare

Visit Santa in his workshop at Aillwee Cave on selected dates from November to December. Along with Mrs Claus and his team of happy Elves, Santa ensures a very special personalised visit for each child.

Santa Elves are waiting with their LISTS of the boys and girls visiting every day. They will guide everyone along the cave passageways singing Christmas Carols all the way. Santa Claus with his helper will meet and chat with each child and of course have a present for everyone. Mrs Claus is there to greet the grownups with a glass of Hot Punch and a Mince Pie.

Keep up to date on their Facebook page.

Santa at Atlantic Air Adventures, Clare

visit santa at Atlantic Air Adventure Shannon

Take to the skies with Santa this Christmas at Atlantic Air Adventures, Shannon. Meet Captain Santa Claus on the flight deck of his BAe146 before taking a simulator flight challenge on selected dates in December.

Keep up to date on their Facebook page.


Cork

The Santa Experience at Dunnes Stores Cork

The Santa Experience vist Santa in Ireland at Dunnes Stores Cork

The award winning Santa Experience takes place at Dunnes Stores in the Patrick Street on selected dates from November to December. Children will be transported to the North Pole where they can visit:

  • The Elves Post Office
  • Santa’s Stable
  • The Sleigh Station
  • Santa’s House

The Santa Experience is a tour through the North Pole where children will learn how Santa and the elves prepare for Christmas and will interact with elves, reindeer, polar bears and may even get to ride in Santa’s Sleigh on their way to meet the big man himself in his authentic log cabin!

Children will be amazed by what Santa knows about them, thanks to the Santa Needs to Know forms, filled in at the time of booking.

Tickets can be booked online in advance, to ensure you get your preferred time and date. Each ticket includes meeting and interacting with Elves and Santa, travelling through 4 fun filled festive areas, and a beautiful gift to treasure.

A professional photographer will be on hand to capture all magical moments and you can order 8 x 10 framed prints immediately afterwards if you wish.

Keep up to date on their Facebook page.

An Enchanted Christmas at Fota House & Gardens, Cork

Visit Santa at Fota House

An Enchanted Christmas at Fota House Cork takes you on a magical journey through the seasonally decorated Fota 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!

Bakestone Café is open, serving their delicious seasonal treats – warming hot chocolates, mince pies and loads more which you can enjoy by the glow of the open fire!

Tickets can be booked online at www.fotahouse.com.

Cork North Pole Outpost

Take a magical journey back to a time where Christmas was about creating magical memories together, at the Cork North Pole Outpost Experience taking place in Cobh on selected dates from November to December.

Keep up to date on their Facebook page.

Santa at Leahy’s Open Farm

Visit Santa in Ireland at leahys open farm Cork

Enjoy a magical visit through Santa’s Village at Leahy’s Open Farm on selected dates from November to December.

Journey through the mystical forest where you will find Mrs Claus baking cookies and scones in her little cottage. From there you will step into a magical land of fairies and elves, and of course then meet Santa himself.

Keep up to date on their Facebook page.

Christmas Wonderland at The Farm

Full steam ahead for those hopping on board the North Pole Express at Christmas Wonderland at The Farm, Grenagh, where the Christmas elves and fairies have made a magical wonderland for Santa’s arrival. Open on selected dates during December.

Keep up to date on their Facebook page.


North East

Visit Santa at The Enchanted Forest Christmas Experience, Meath

The Enchanted Forest Christmas Experience

Visit Santa at the Enchanted Forest Christmas Experience, The Millhouse, Slane, Co. Meath on selected dates during November and December.

Enjoy a wondrous journey, with magical elves, to visit Santa, deep in the Enchanted Forest, where you and your family will have a truly extraordinary Christmas Experience; full of festive spirit. The elves will meet you in Santa’s workshop and lead you and your family, through the magical Christmas experience where you can visit;

  • Santa’s extraordinary workshop
  • The Elfin kingdom within the Enchanted Forest where you can take part in some Elfercise!
  • Mrs Claus’s woodland kitchen
  • Santa in his study
  • Santa’s  Sleigh

Make this Christmas enchanting at The Millhouse in Slane. Tickets can be booked online.

Make sure you fill in some important information that you feel would amaze your child that Santa knew about them. Each ticket includes 5 guided activities with the Elves, meeting Mrs Clause and receiving a beautiful gift from Santa.

Keep up to date on their Facebook page.

Santa at Causey Farm, Meath

In Meath, have a Causey Christmas Experience at Causey Farm on select dates from November to December when the farm comes alive with the magic of Christmas.

Slide into Santa’s Toy Workshop and make your way through the Elf door to his Grotto where you will receive a gift from the man himself. Afterwards follow the Bethlehem Train to the stable where you will see live animals at the crib, visit Christmas Cottage to experience an old Irish Christmas and don’t forget to pay a visit to the reindeer!

Tickets will go on sale at 9:00 AM on Monday 2nd November if they are going ahead, keep up to date on their Facebook page.

Santa at Tayto Park, Meath

Visit Santa at Tayto Park on dates from November through December.  Santa will be waiting to see all the boys and girls in his magical grotto, where you can tell him how good you have been and what you really want for Christmas. Afterwards you can enjoy Christmas arts & crafts, storytelling and a trip to the 5D Cinema along with all day park entry.

Keep up to date on their Facebook page.


Northern Ireland

There are so many places to catch the big man in red this December in NI! Here are just some of the many!!

Visit Santa at W5 Belfast

Santa at W5, Belfast

Take a journey on the Winterland Express through the enchanted forest and into the Winterland Castle to meet Santa on dates in November and December at W5 Belfast in his icy Christmas Cavern where every child will receive a special gift.

Keep up to date on their Facebook page.

Santa’s Polar Express at Slieve Donard, Down

slive donard polar express visit santa Ireland

Santa’s Polar Express visits the Slieve Donard Resort, Co Down in December. Keep up to date on their Facebook page.

Other places to meet Santa in Northern Ireland:

  • Meet Santa in Derry at The Jungle’s Christmas Wonderland on dates during December.
  • Visit Santa in his grotto at Belfast Zoo this December.

If you have seen Santa or know of another Santa to visit please let us know in the comments below

Places to Visit Santa in Ireland

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