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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Dublin

Visit The Santa Experience at the Ilac Shopping Centre & Kilnamanagh Shopping Centre

The award winning Santa Experience is back at Dunnes Stores in the Ilac Shopping Centre from November 23rd. And this year will also be at Dunnes Stores in the Kilmannagh Shopping Centre, Tallaght from November 23rd to December 23rd 2018. 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 cost €10 per child & €5 per adult and can be booked online in advance for the Ilac Centre, and for The Kilnamanagh Centre, to ensure you get your preferred time and date. Each ticket includes meeting and interacting with Elves and Santa, travelling through 5 fun filled festive rooms, 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. The first print is priced at €12 and subsequent prints will be priced at €6 per print.

Book your visit to the Santa Experience today. Also on December 3rd from 3pm to 6pm there is a special Quiet Santa Evening for children with sensory and special needs.

Visit Santa in his Polar Palace at Croke Park

visit santa experience at Croke Park for 2017

This year, why not plan your Santa Experience at Croke Park?

Santa will be back in Croke Park on select dates from November 24th to December 23rd 2018. Pre Booking Essential as places fill up fast! Your visit will include Elf Training Camp, a meet & greet with Santa in his grotto where each child will receive a gift and a sneak peek pitchside!

Croke Park’s Santa Experience also includes free admission to the GAA Museum, where you can discover two floors of interactive exhibits. Each child will receive an Explorer passport leading them on a special route where they an find some of the most famous exhibitions, including the original Sam Maguire and Liam MacCarthy cups. And all members of the family can test their own hurling and football skills in the interactive zone! There is free parking on-site.

Book your all new Santa Experience at Croke Park today.

Visit Santa at Dublin Zoo

Santa Visits at Dublin Zoo Wild Lights Experience

Santa will be in his grotto at Dublin Zoo on various dates during November & December from November 24th 2018 to December 23rd. And this year visitors can again enjoy the Wild Lights Experience, a magical evening light show, Ocean of Light, that has been designed with an aquatic theme which will run on dates from November 1st 2018 to January 6th 2019 from 5pm to 9pm.

This year the Winter Wonderland theme is Celebrating China and visitors will be treated to displays by traditional Chinese performers and can enjoy browsing the craft market and array of Asian foods. The enchanting Winter Wonderland is home to Arctic favourites such as polar bears, walruses and a dazzling 16 metre high silk Christmas tree as the centrepiece. Early booking advised.

Visit Santa at Stephens Green Shopping Centre

Santa will be at Stephens Green Shopping Centre again this year and promises to be an extra special experience.

Children can also take part in seasonal activities before getting a special gift to take home.

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. Open from November 30th to December 23rd 2018.

Santa at Airfield

Santa Visits Ireland Airfield

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

The Airfield Christmas Experience runs from November 24th to December 23rd 2018 and includes:

  • Face painting and letter writing with Santa’s Elves
  • Group experience with Santa in the beautiful setting of Airfield House for story time and gifts
  • Decorate a delicious treat in the Elves’ Kitchen
  • Warm up with a hot chocolate or mulled wine for the adults
  • Get crafty and make a festive decoration
  • Take a souvenir picture on board Santa’s sleigh
  • Board the Santa train and enjoy a magical trip
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All Aboard The Special Santa Express Trains

The perfect Santa experience for those with a passion for steam trains, Steam Train Ireland offer Santa Special train journeys on dates from December 1st to 22nd 2018 from Dublin to Maynooth, see details below and Belfast to Whitehead.
The Railway Preservation of Ireland operate Santa Train rides from Connolly Station in Dublin to Maynooth return on December 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th, 15th & 16th. Tickets go on sale on October 14th at 12pm and sell out very quickly.

Wicklow

Santa’s Christmas Wonderland, Ashford

Santa’s Christmas Wonderland is nestled beneath the forest canopy in the grounds of the Bel Air Hotel, Ashford, Co Wicklow. The event runs from November 29th to December 23rd 2018 inclusive. We guarantee a real traditional Christmas experience in a beautiful woodland setting.

Tickets are €16 per child (12mths to 15 years), which includes a personal passport and a present from Santa.

Adults are FREE!

Visit Santa at Santas Christmas Wonderland AshfordA taste of what’s on offer:

  • 1000’s of twinkling lights, fairy garden, gingerbread house
  • Post your letters in Santa’s Post Office
  • Candy Cane Trail with hidden candy canes
  • Magical fairy room where you can spin Santa’s special wheel
  • Turkey Shoot (target shooting, no animals used!)
  • Café with festive drinks, tasty treats and a games area
  • Gift shop packed full of stocking fillers and gifts for all the family
  • Dozens of great photo opportunities and much much more

Santa’s Christmas Wonderland is fully wheelchair accessible.

Book online from September 1st 2018 

Visit Santa at Powerscourt

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There will be plenty of fun for families to enjoy a day out at Powerscourt Estate, Wicklow this November & December 2018.

Santa & Mrs Claus will be at Avoca to see all the boys and girls from November 17th to December 23rd 2018.

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!

Cool Planet Experience at Powerscourt will be hosting Santa’s elves who will be running fun workshops for children to make decorations from recyclables and compostable materials and you can also learn how your family can help protect the North Pole!

Visit Santa’s Journey – A Magical Train Journey in Roundwood

Are you ready for a magical train journey in the foothills of the Wicklow mountains? Then book your train ticket for Santa’s Journey at Roundwood. Co.Wicklow.

As Christmas approaches, Santa, with the help of his industrious elves has created a magical journey in the foothills of the Wicklow mountains. This enchanted train journey sets off from Gingerbread Junction and arrives in Northpole Station where families will enjoy and an audience with Mrs. Claus in her winter cabin.

Families will then continue the journey to a special mini show with Santa’s funniest elves in his winter workshop followed by an individual meeting with Santa Claus himself.

All children will receive a complimentary gift from Santa Claus (provided they are on the nice list) and professional photography and festive treats will be available for purchase at this magical Christmas experience.

Santa’s Journey kicks off on Saturday the 24th of November and runs every weekend until Christmas in the beautiful grounds of Djouce Golf Club, Roundwood, Co Wicklow.

Limited spaces available on each journey! Pre Booking Essential and places fill up fast. Book now to avoid disappointment and see where the journey will bring you!

Visit Santa on Christmas Island at Hidden Valley Holiday Park

Join us on Christmas Island at Hidden Valley Holiday Park for festive fun and an unforgettable and unique Christmas experience!

Your Christmas Experience at Christmas Island will include:

  • Enchanted Train and Boat Journey
  • Meet the Elves & Get Creative – Kid’s receive Rudolph Wrist Buddy
  •  Sing & Dance with Santa’s Elves & receive Elf Medal
  •  Visit Santa (all kid’s receive a present & sweet treat)
  • Colouring Competition & Letters to Santa
  • Festive Christmas Cinema Room
  • Kid’s Playground & Santa’s Mini Golf
  • Food, Drink and Professional Photo (extra fee)
  • Thousands of Twinkling Lights & Much More
  • Magical Photo Opportunities Throughout

Galway

Visit Santa at Brigit’s Garden

visit Santa in Ireland at Brigits Garden Galway

Conjure up the real magic and wonder of Christmas with Santa’s Christmas Magic at Brigit’s Garden on various dates from December 2nd to 23rd 2018 Santa and Elfie are back with lots of extra fun activities!

Elfie and Santa will be joined by Mrs Claus and Donnie the donkey to make a full Santa experience with the professional show as the delightful highlight of the day, with lots of music, fun, candlelight and Christmas magic!

Visits last approx. 2.5 hrs and favourites include; making Christmas decorations with Mrs. Claus, singing with Elfie, lighting candles with Santa, enjoying mulled apple punch, a treasure hunt around the Celtic garden to find Elfies lost presents and of course the highlight of the show when everyone lights the Christmas tree with magic.

Elf Town

After a sell out 2017 experience, 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. This year’s Christmas experience returns even BIGGER and BETTER with lots of new characters to guide you on your way as well as new and exciting additions to bring smiles to all faces. From the moment you enter Elf Town, families will feel as if they have landed in the North Pole and children will get a real winter wonderland experience.

The Elf Town Experience includes:

  • A 90 minute interactive journey through Elf Town starts when you receive your Elf Town Passport
  • A magical winter wonderland Christmas adventure over 4 floors
  • New dedicated floor of entertainment filled with lots of activities including Santa’s Christmas Carousel
  • Meet Elfie Mc Skrinchy and help him find his Christmas spirit!
  • Visit Icicles Frozen Sweet Shop made of real ice and sweets
  • Visit Mrs Claus and decorate your Christmas cookie
  • Dance your socks off on the illuminated dance floor with the disco elves
  • Enjoy storytelling in the Christmas Den
  • Enjoy and interactive snow ball game and earn a Santa hat
  • Have your face painted by the elves
  • Visit Santa with just your family
  • Parents can enjoy mulled wine and mince pies

Elf Town opens on Saturday the 24th of November 2018 and every Fri/Sat/Sun until the 23rd of December 2018, including the full week prior to Christmas.

2017 was a sell out and there are limited spaces available on each experience. Bookings open on August 8th and Pre Booking is essential. Check out the website to get your preferred date and time, plus Facebook for updates and news. We look forward to welcoming you at this unique family Christmas experience. Be sure to book your tickets early to avoid disappointment. Tickets go on sale from AUGUST 8TH.

Visit Santa at Slieve Aughty

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The Christmas Festival takes place at Slieve Aughty in Galway on Saturdays and Sundays from December 1st to 23rd 2018. Santa will be there and is looking forward to seeing all the boys and girls this year. Half hour group time slots can be booked and Santa will see each child to tell them a story, receive their letters, and present them with a gift.

Along with your visit to see Santa, you will have 2 hours to enjoy the other activities at The Christmas Festival where you can pet Santa’s ‘pony’ reindeer and have a ride on one of them. Pet the other farm animals and see if you can spot the fairy folk in the Enchanted Forest! There will be crafts to make, face painting to enjoy and you may even see the Wise Old Owl. Finish up your visit with delicious organic food and drinks at The Three Tower Organic Kitchen.

Book your Slieve Aughty Santa Visit today to ensure you get the time and date you want.

Santa at Athenry Heritage Centre

Experience the magic of Christmas in the award winning Athenry Heritage Centre with fun filled activities for all boys and girls this December 2018!

Other great places to visit Santa in Galway include

  • Claregalway Castle on dates in December 2018
  • Loughwell Farm Park on dates in December 2018.
  • The Galway Continental Christmas Market from November 16th to December 22nd 2018.
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Midlands

Green Santa at Belvedere House

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

Green Santa will arrive at Belvedere House on Saturday 8th December 2018 at 10.45 and will and proceed to his magical grotto, along with his elves, where he will meet children from 11am. He will be there every weekend up to and including Sunday, December 23rd 2018.

Book Online Here

Visit Santa at Birr Castle and Experience the Magic of Christmas

Birr Castle Visit Santa

Come and enjoy the magic of Christmas at Birr Castle Gardens and Science Centre this December 2018.

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!

Tickets are priced at €18 per child and €8 per adult, pre-booking is essential.

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 us on (057) 9120336

Santa’s Magical Trail at The Clanard Court

Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Santa’s Magical Trail in 2018 so Santa has invited his special guest and pal Willy Wonka along this year!

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!

Now in its 10th YEAR 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!!!

To date Santa’s Magical Trail has raised €95,000 for children’s charities and local community projects. The main charity for 2018 is the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation.

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 1st December to 22nd December 2018.

Visit Santa’s Magical Wonderland at Castlecomer Discover Park, Kilkenny

Booking is now open for a truly authentic, family Christmas experience, that’s local and great value. The Castlecomer Discovery Park in Kilkenny is definitely one for the ‘nice’ list this year. It is a treat for the entire family, and the ultimate way to kick start Christmas.

Castlecomer Christmas Experience is bound to bring out the kid in everyone. With a jam packed afternoon immersed with magic and festive cheer, and a woodland that’s totally transformed into a Christmas Village, it offers much more than a visit to Santa Claus, and is guaranteed to make memories that last a lifetime.

First stop is the excitement of a magical, rambling train ride through the winter wonderland on board The Santa Express! The entire family will be mesmerised before reaching Santa’s Village!

A stop to meet Santa’s Elves is a must, who are busy preparing themselves for the most magical time of year in their arts and crafts igloo. Soak up the festive feels in the enchanted Elf Village with workshops and a woodland play zone whilst parents and grandparents can sit back under the woodland canopy and enjoy complimentary refreshments or mulled wine before continuing to meet the man himself, Santa Claus.

Book online

Visit Santa at Lullymore, Kildare

Santa at Lullymore

In Kildare a magical experience for both young and old is guaranteed at Lullymore Heritage & Discovery Park.

Lullymore is transformed into a Winter Wonderland of family fun with lots of special guests! Your visit will also include a trip to see the live crib. Opens December 1st and Santa returns to the North Pole on December 23rd 2018.

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 dates from November 24th to December 23rd 2018. This year there will be a family fun fair to enjoy along with meeting Santa, Mrs Claus, the elves and Archie!

Santa at Jumpin’ Jacks Fun Factory, Tullamore

Santa will be in his grotto at weekends at Jumpin’ Jacks Play Factory in Tullamore on December 9th & 10th, 16th & 17th. The ticket price includes a 90 minute play, along with a visit to Santa and a gift.


North West

Visit Santa at Westport House

In MayoWestport 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! Open from November 24th to December 23rd 2018 each family will get a 2 hour guided experience.

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.

And on December 6th 2018 Westport House have a Sensory Santa Experience from 3pm to 8pm, where the lights and music will be toned down and families with children who have sensory disorders, autism or other special needs can enjoy a relaxed, magical experience.

Book Online Here

Visit Santa at Lough Key

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Santa will be visiting Lough Key in Roscommon for one day only on December 17th, where he will be welcoming children, along with his elves and husky dogs! Kiddies will receive a gift and a hot chocolate! And there will be face painting and carols to enjoy.

Victorian Christmas Experience to Visit Santa  at Strokestown Park

Visit Santa at Strokestown Park

The Annual Strokestown Park Victorian Christmas Experience is back for 2018. With 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 Chrristmas
  • 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

Pre-Booking is Essential

Santa at Tullyboy Farm

You can re-live the magic of a traditional Christmas at Tullyboy Farm, from December 2nd 2018. Visit the old time kitchen and stir the christmas pudding and make a wish before you visit Santa.

Santa at Donegal’s Lapland

Visit Donegal’s Lapland at Doagh Famine Village on dates from November 23rd to December 22nd 2018. See a live show and visit the elves in Santa’s Workshop and Toy Factory and receive a special gift from the big man.

Visit Santa at Arigna Mining Experience

Santa goes underground this Christmas at Arigna Mining Experience in Roscommon. He arrives in early December. Booking opens mid October 2018.


Limerick

The Santa Experience at Jetland Shopping Centre

The Santa Experience Visit Santa Limerick

The award winning Santa Experience is back at Dunnes Stores in the Jetland Shopping Centre, Limerick from November 23rd to December 23rd 2018. 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 cost €10 per child & €5 per adult and 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 5 fun filled festive rooms, 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. The first print is priced at €12 and subsequent prints will be priced at €6 per print.

Book your visit to the Santa Experience today. Also on December 3rd from 3pm to 6pm there is a special Quiet Santa Evening for children with sensory and special needs.

Visit Santa at Stonehall Visitor Farm

Santa will be at Stonehall Visitor Farm and Wildlife Park in Kilcornan this December 2018 on dates from December 1st to 21st. 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 Groto. Afterwards visit the stables and meet Rudolph!


South West

Visit Santa at Bunratty

Experience an unrivalled winter wonderland with a magical, festive atmosphere, and give the children an experience they’ll remember, at Bunratty Castle Folk Park from November 25th to December 23rd 2018.

  • 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.
  • Skate at the new ice rink.
  • The village street is decked with holly, and festooned with fairy lights, and the village Christmas tree is adorned for the occasion.
  • 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!
  • Visit the Snow Globe!
  • Enjoy the Santa Express train ride, carousels, puppet shows and so much more!
  • Christmas themed shops selling Christmas fare will ensure you can get in a bit of last minute shopping.

Limited spaces still available so book now to ensure you get the date you want or call + 353 (0)61 360788 for more information.

Santa at Crag Cave

In Kerry, Santa’s Winter Wonderland runs from December 1st to 23rd 2018. 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 and a half hours play at Crazy Cave included.

Santa at Ailwee Cave

Visit Santa in his workshop at Ailwee Cave on dates from November 24th to December 22nd 2018. On December 21st, there will be a special Sensory Day in Santa’s Workshop for children with autism and other sensory challenges on December 6th.

Santa at Atlantic Air Adventures

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 weekends in December 2018. Call to book your flight.


South East

Santa Express at Castlecomer Discovery Park

Embark on an enchanted journey to see Santa this Christmas at the Magical Woodland Christmas Experience at Castlecomer Discover Park. Open from November 24th 2018 to December 23rd 2018, book early to avoid disappointment.

Journey to the North Pole aboard the Santa Express on a magical train ride through a forest winter wonderland of twinkling lights. A stop to meet Santa’s elves in their arts & crafts igloo in the Elf Village is a must. You will see how busy they are preparing for Christmas and while the little ones enjoy woodland play and workshops, you can relax with complimentary  mulled wine before continuing your journey to meet the man himself, Santa.

You are guaranteed an afternoon of magic and festive cheer, no matter what age you are when you book a visit to Santa at Castlecomer Discovery Park.

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 McDonagh Junction Shopping Centre in Kilkenny. The Christmas Experience runs on weekends between December 1st and 23rd 2018 and must be booked in advance.

Mischievous elves will welcome you and help the children write and post their letters to Santa. Next Mrs Claus invites all the family to make and decorate Christmas cookies in her festive kitchen. Santa will be waiting to see you in his grotto where you can take photos and receive a special gift. Afterwards visit Santa’s deer in the stables and enjoy the nativity display with live animals to meet and pet. Afterwards enjoy a complimentary tea or coffee in one of the attractive cafés in the centre. It really is an experience to remember.

Book online today.

Elf Chocolate Workshops at Chocolate Garden

Create your very own Christmas treats at an Elf Chocolate Workshop at The Chocolate Garden of Ireland in Tallow, Co Carlow. Workshops run on various dates from November 17th to December 23rd 2018.

Santa’s Train Adventure at Rathwood

Santa’s Train Adventure is back at Rathwood, Co Carlow from November 17th to December 24th 2018. But be quick as seats aboard this great train are filling fast.

Amber Express Santa Train, Wexford

Climb aboard the Amber Springs Santa Train, Co Wexford for a magical Christmas experience on dates from November 24th 2018 including a special Sensory Santa Train in December. Bookings open September 2018

Santa in Carlow

Visit Santa and his elves workshop at Rancho Reilly’s Magical Christmas Experience on December 14th, 15th & 16th, 21st, 22nd & 23rd 2018.

Visit Santa and Experience a Christmas Market at:

  • The annual Christmas Fair at Delta Sensory Gardens from December 7th 2018 and you can visit Santa and his Elves at the Christmas Wonderland.
  • Christmas at Huntington Castle is on weekends from December 1st 2018. Visitors can send a “Letter to Santa” and visit the amazing old wold Italian vintage crib.

Cork

The Santa Experience at Dunnes Stores Cork

The Santa Experience vist Santa in Ireland at Dunnes Stores Cork

The award winning Santa Experience is back at Dunnes Stores in the Patrick Street from November 23rd to December 23rd 2018. 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 cost €10 per child & €5 per adult and 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 5 fun filled festive rooms, 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. The first print is priced at €12 and subsequent prints will be priced at €6 per print.

Book your visit to the Santa Experience today. Also on December 3rd from 3pm to 6pm there is a special Quiet Santa Evening for children with sensory and special needs.

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 dates from November 26th to December 23rd 2018.

Santa at Fota House

Enjoy a wondrous Christmas journey at Fota House Cork with Sprinkles the Elf, Santa and Mrs Claus. Full details coming soon.

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 from December 1st to 23rd 2018.

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.

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.


North East

Santa’s Magical Wonderland Cavan

In Cavan, visit Santa’s Magical Wonderland at the Teachers Centre, Main Street on dates from November 26th to 23rd 2018. Cost €10 per child, including gift and Mums and Dads are free.

Santa at Causey Farm

In Meath, have a Causey Christmas Experience at Causey Farm from November 25th to December 23rd 2018 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.

Santa at Tayto Park

Visit Santa at Tayto Park on dates from December 1st to 23rd 2018. 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 unlimited rides.

Visit the Santa Lodge at Nuremore Hotel

In Co. Monaghan, visit Santa’s Lodge at Nuremore Hotel and Country Club for a lovely Christmas experience. Santa will be there on weekends from December 1st to 23rd 2018.


Northern Ireland

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

Visit Santa at W5 Belfast

Santa at W5

Take a journey on the Winterland Express through the enchanted forest and into the Winterland Castle to meet Santa on dates from November 24th to December 23rd at W5 Belfast in his icy Christmas Cavern where every child will receive a special gift.

Santa at The Argory

Santa and his Elves will arrive at The Argory, Dungannon on December 8th and will be there until December 16th 2018. Each child will be issued a magical passport to visit Santa in his magical kingdom.

Santa’s Polar Express at Slieve Donard

slive donard polar express visit santa Ireland

Santa’s Polar Express will be at the Slieve Donard Resort, Co Down from December 14th to 21st 2018.

  • Meet Santa in Derry at The Jungle’s Christmas Wonderland on dates from December 2nd to 23rd 2018.
  • Visit Santa in his grotto at Belfast Zoo this December 2018.

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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