It’s the most wonderful time of the year… Are you looking for somewhere that you can take the kids to visit Santa and also enjoy a stay overnight? We’ve rounded up some of The Most Wonderful Places to Visit Santa and Stay Over in Ireland:
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2020 Update – We will try to keep this article up to date as we hear, but please check website or facebook page for the latest information.
Places to Visit Santa and Stay Over in Ireland
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.
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Elf Town Family Packages at The Connacht Hotel Galway
Enjoy a festive family break in Galway this November or December and you will receive an exclusive 10% discount off Elf Town Tickets when you book an Elf Town Family Package at the award winning Connacht Hotel.
- Choose from Bunk Bed Rooms, Family Rooms or Family Suites
- Enjoy a full Irish breakfast daily
- Receive 10% discount on Elf Town tickets
- Complimentary parking & Wi-Fi
- Complimentary use of the leisure centre with pool
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Magical Winter Wonderland at Shandon Hotel & Spa, Donegal
A magical family Christmas experience that you will treasure forever! Their Santa package includes overnight B&B in a seaview room, personalised visit from Santa who will knock on their door and know them by name, entry to the Magical Winter Walkthrough. This year will be a little different, due to Covid19, there will be no Mrs Claus and her wonderful set up, but instead they are doing a drive in Christmas movie.
Amber Springs Hotel Christmas Experiences, Wexford
Climb aboard the Amber Springs Santa Train, Co Wexford for a magical Christmas experience on dates from November. They offer family Christmas Experience packages including overnight accommodation, breakfast, dinner credit, Santa Train tickets and more.
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Santa’s Enchanted Castle at The Riverside Hotel, Wexford
Santa’s Enchanted Castle returns to Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford on selected dates from November 20th – December 23rd 2020.
The Riverside Hotel has Christmas packages available to families of all sizes and to put the icing on that Christmas pudding…a special visit to the Enchanted Castle.
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Winter Wonderland at Hotel Westport and Westport House
A magical family experience brimming with Christmas cheer that will leave the kids starry-eyed and the whole family believing in fairy-tales! Selected dates between 21st November and 23rd December 2020.
Family accommodation packages include a visit to Winter Wonderland in Westport House (a short walk from the hotel) as well as bed and breakfast.
Santa’s Kingdom at the Inishowen Gateway Hotel, Donegal
Due to the ongoing restrictions in place surrounding Covid 19 regulations Santa’s Kingdom will not proceed in 2020.
The Santa’s Kingdom show is an exciting fun filled indoor Christmas spectacular running at the Inishowen Gateway Hotel, a magical journey around Santa’s Kingdom. Family packages at the hotel include tickets to the Santa’s Kingdom Show, Movie Night and a session in Planet Active in the morning.
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Visit Santa and Stay Over at Center Parcs, Longford
Center Parcs in Longford have 3, 4 or 7 night festive breaks for families from November 9th 2020 to January 2nd 2021. Highlights include; twinkling lights, Christmas themed activities, Santa visits to his woodland workshop where you will also meet his elves and you may even find a sprinkling of snow!
Visit Santa on Christmas Island at Hidden Valley Holiday Park, Wicklow
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 21st to December 23rd 2020. You can book an overnight stay in one of their Glamping lodges for 2 adults and up to 4 children.
Santa’s House Express at Palmerstown House, Kildare
The Manor House at Palmerstown House in Kildare becomes Santa’s home for the festive season. As you arrive for your visit you are greeted with twinkling lights and Christmas decorations. Hope aboard the Santa Express for your visit to meet Santa, Mrs Claus and the elves and enjoy a festive funfair in the grounds with unlimited entry for hotel guests.
Over to you now. Have you stayed at any of these places to visit Santa and stay over? Any others that should be on our list? Tell us in the comments below.