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The Cheerios Panto Aladdin

Due to overwhelming demand – run extended
The Cheerios Panto Aladdin

at the Tivoli Theatre
now extended until 22 January 2017

 
The Cheerios Panto Aladdin

at the Tivoli Theatre

Starring

Alan Hughes as Sammy Sausages,

Brian Dowling as the Genie,

Nadia Forde in her first leading lady panto role as Jasmine

Rob Murphy as the hilarious Buffy

Donal Brennan as Aladdin

CARL STALLWOOD as Abbanazar

From 13 December

www.panto.ie

 

Anthem Productions are proud to present the star studded Cheerios Panto Aladdin at the Tivoli Theatre from Tuesday 13 December. A hilarious, festive fun family treat not to be missed.

NADIA FORDE (I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here) will return from Japan to take on her first leading lady panto role as the beautiful Jasmine. “I’m very excited about playing Princess Jasmine in this years Aladdin. There’s something so special about spending Christmas time at home in Ireland and I’m really looking forward to being part of the magic of Panto land once again.” Nadia said today.

Ultimate Big Brother star and TV host Brian Dowling returns to Dublin to play the hilarious Genie. Brian who is no stranger to panto said, “Although I am now based in the UK there is something about Christmas which makes me want to be at home with my family in Ireland. I was delighted when Alan and Karl asked me if I would come home this Christmas and once again join my ‘panto family’ at the Tivoli. It has been a number of years since I stepped onto that stage but I am really looking forward to it’.

Alan Hughes (TV3) returns to his role of the now famous ‘Sammy Sausages’ alongside Rob Murphy as the daddy-loving and children’s favourite ‘Buffy’, Donal Brennan who will play the title role of Aladdin and CARL STALLWOOD who is returning to the Tivoli to play the role of the Abbanazar.

Producer and writer Karl Broderick said he is so excited about this year’s cast and promised that Aladdin will be Anthem Productions, biggest most spectacular panto ever.

The Cheerios Panto Aladdin runs at the Tivoli Theatre from Tuesday Dec 13 (official opening Monday Dec 19) for 5 weeks with school shows and family tickets available.

Check out www.panto.ie for more information.

 

Killarney Sleigh Rides Kerry

Killarney Sleigh Rides Kerry

Town Sleigh Ride

Take a Sleigh Ride through the streets of Killarney with sleigh bells jingling. As you travel along see the town with its glittering lights and festive displays.

Why not make your Santa visit at Christmas Island extra special with a sleigh ride from his office!!! A fun and exciting way for all to enjoy the sights, sounds and magic of Christmas in Killarney.

Flat rate for 1-4 Passengers €20.00 per sleigh

Extra passengers (5th and subsequent passengers) €3.00 PP

Each Sleigh can hold up to 10 people, A max of 2 sleighs per time slot.

eg. if booking 11 (2 Sleighs )  then it will be €40 for the first 8 people then €3.00pp there after.

Prebooking is advised to guarantee your time.

Park Sleigh Ride

Enjoy a Sleigh ride through Killarney National Park, departing from Christmas Island, where Santa & his elves take up residence this year.

What a wonderful festive way to see the snow-capped mountains and picturesque parklands. Ramble through the deer parks onto Ross Castle.

For children and adults alike this is a perfect way to celebrate the charm and beauty of Christmas in Killarney.

Flat rate for 1-4 Passengers €40.00

Extra passengers (5th and subsequent passengers) €5.00 PP

Prebooking is advised to guarantee your time. Visit web site for more details…

Killarney sleigh rides

The Forest Train Wicklow

The Forest Train Wicklow

Take a magical trip on The Forest Train Wicklow to visit Santa and his hardworking (and some not so hardworking) elves in his workshop, deep in the forest. Santa and his Elves are delighted to be back in Avondale Forest Park this Christmas.

Experience the winter wonderland as The Forest Train rambles through the breath-taking mature forest park. Keep an eye out for Noodle the lazy Elf who is running late for work! Stop off at his house and see if you can help the other elves wake him up. But, please don’t let Santa know.

When the train reaches its secret destination deep in the forest, Noodle will lead all the families into the workshop. The elves are waiting to meet all the children and there will be plenty of fun, songs and dancing while you wait to see Santa.

From his office, overlooking the workshop floor, each family will be called to see Santa individually.

Santa is working away in his office , he is checking his big book and you better watch out; he knows something about everyone, young and old! After meeting Santa every child will receive a wooden themed gift and can get a special photo taken with the big man in red.

After your Santa visit, there will be lots to do in the magnificent Christmas Barn.  There will be a very special story-time, taking place each hour.  The Barn will have a seated area where beverages and refreshments will be available.

There will be a carnival theme in The Barn with carnival stalls to prove your skills. We are very excited to say the Electric Zoo animals will be back to join the festive and fun atmosphere for all to enjoy.

This Christmas, find magic deep in the forest.

The Forest Train Wicklow

BOOK NOWThe Forest Train Experience will take approx. 1 hour

Cost:
Children €15
Adults €10
Babies (0-12 months) €5
*Every child receives a gift*

The Forest Train,
Avondale Forest Park, Rathdrum, County Wicklow

Email: info@theforesttrain.ie

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Santa's Grotto at Ardgillan Castle Dublin

Santas Grotto at Ardgillan Castle Dublin

Santas Grotto at Ardgillan Castle Dublin

Visit Santa Claus and his Elves at Ardgillan Castle in Balbriggan, North Dublin for 11 dates this December.

The beautiful Ardgillan Castle will host this fantastic event and this year there will be a VICTORIAN THEME. Visitors will be greeted by the Castle’s very own Butler who will explain to them what Christmas was like many years ago. There will also be a display showing the types of gifts the children would have had at Christmas back then. And outside the entrance to the Castle you will be able to view a Period Carriage – Santa is travelling in style this year!

Inside the Castle there will be plenty to entertain the children while they wait to enter the Grotto. Apart from the friendly Elves there will also be a MAGICIAN and rumour has it that Rudolf the Reindeer will be around to say hello.

Children will be able to post their letter to the North Pole via our special post box and they can colour in a drawing for Santa if they wish.

Tickets:

  • €17 per the first child to include a photo and €12 for each additional child.
  • Adults are free of charge.
  • Time slots must be booked in advance via our website.
  • Time slots will have limited availability.
  • Additional photos may be ordered on the day
  • Event is suitable for children up to 12 years

Tours start every 15 minutes from 10.30am – 3.30pm on the following dates:

December 3rd / 4th        December 10th / 11th         December 17th – 23rd

Tea/Coffee and food is available for purchase at the Castle Tea Rooms

Entrance to the event is via the main doors of the Castle facing the sea. 

For more information contact Activity Nation on 01 8557113 or by email tickets@santasgrottoardgillan.com

Santa’s Grotto Ardgillan Castle Dublin

Address: Ardgillan Castle, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin.
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Santas Grotto at Ardgillan Castle Dublin

helix dublin

Aladdin The Helix Dublin

Helix Dublin

helix dublinNo festive season is complete without a trip to The Helix Panto!

TheatreworX Productions return to The Helix this Christmas for yet another panto success with their hilarious adaptation of Aladdin.

A mystical genie, a flying carpet and an old lamp, a beautiful princess, irresistible baddies and an exotic trip to the Far East. It could only be the magical and much loved pantomime, Aladdin!

 Join the heroic but hopelessly romantic Aladdin and all the gang for the adventure of a lifetime in the Far East in this year’s fun-filled panto- guaranteed to enthrall the whole family

25th November 2016 – 22nd January 2017

Due to last year’s success we will have a sensory friendly production of the pantomime. Adapted performances will take place on Thursday 8th December at 6pm which include no sudden noises or bangs, softer and brighter lighting, and music at a suitable level. There will be no flashing merchandise available in the venue during these times.

Reviews :

  • “The Theatreworx panto that runs each year in The Helix consistently tops them all for sheer fun and sparkle” Sunday Business Post (Jack and the Beanstalk 2015/16)
  • “Everything is awesome about this panto” Metro Herald (Cinderella 2014/15)
  • “Of the pantomimes I’ve seen this season, the Helix’s is the best” Sunday Times (Sleeping Beauty 2013/14)

     Book Now

    Helix Dublin

    DCU
    Collins Avenue
    Glasnevin
    Dublin 9
    Tel: +353 1 7007000
    Web : http://www.thehelix.ie

 

 

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Festive Workshops at Festina Lente Wicklow

Festive Workshops & Children’s Christmas Fun 2016

festive workshopsThere are a few days before Christmas where parents may still need to do shopping, do their big food shop or check in with Santa that he is ready for Christmas Eve so why not drop your kids to Festina Lente!

 

We are running Festive Themed Workshops for Children on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th December 2016 where kids will do festive arts and crafts.

 

The festive workshops will run from 11am-3pm on these days under the supervision of our Garda vetted staff.  We cater for aged 5 years old and up, children who are younger will need to have a parent or guardian stay with them.

The cost is €25 per child for each workshop.

Places are limited to 12 children per day so book now so you don’t get disappointed!

Festina Lente Equestrian Centre offers equine centred activities to people of all ages, backgrounds, learning abilities and interests. Whether you are a complete beginner or an experienced rider Festina Lente Equestrian Centre has something for everybody.

Click here to book and pay online.   Please let Andrea know if your child requires extra supports.

Festive Workshops at Festina Lente Wicklow

Contact Andrea on 0877373703 or email andrea@festinalente.ie if you have any queries!

santa experience dublin cork limerick

Santa Experience Dublin, Limerick & Cork

The award winning and original Santa Experience returns to Limerick, Cork & Dublin City for Christmas.

Over the past 7 years The Santa Experience in association with Dunnes Stores has provided children and adults alike with a magical journey to Santa’s House.

santa experience

Travelling through 4 fun filled festive rooms meeting elves, reindeer, polar bears and maybe even getting to ride in Santa’s Sleigh on your way to meet the big man himself.

 

The Santa Experience has proved to be very popular with over 16,000 children visiting us in 2015!

santa experience

One of the keys attractions besides the post office, sleigh and Santa’s log cabin is the option to book ahead to secure a specific time (within 30mins) and date. This allows people to plan their day and get the date they want.

A professional photographer is on site to capture that magical moment. All photographs come in a professional 8×10 format with black silver trim card frame and are available immediately afterwards for purchase. A digital option is also in the form of a Santa USB stick where you can have all of your photos to print as you want. The digital package also includes one printed photo.

 

The quality is fantastic and it provides families with a timeless memento. You choose and collect your photos immediately after your journey through the Santa Experience.

santa experience

Venues

  • Dunnes Stores, Ilac Centre, Dublin 1
  • Dunnes Stores, Patrick Street, Cork
  • Jetland Shopping Centre, Ennis Road, Limerick

Dates/Times

  • 25th November to 23rd December 2016
  • 12pm to 6pm

santa experience

Admission

  • Children €10 (incl. gift)
  • Adult €3 (no gift)

Photos

  • €12 for first photo
  • €6 for each additional copy
  • USB digital package €30

 

Booking for Santa Experience

Book online now at www.santaexperience.ie

See us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TheSantaExperience/
Santa Experience won Best Santa in Dublin
Santa Experience Cork won “Best Santa in Cork” .
Santa Experience also won “Best Santa in Ireland”
Website:    www.santaexperience.ie

County:   Dublin, Cork & Limerick

Address:   Ilac Centre Dublin, Jetland Shopping Centre Limerick City and Dunnes Stores, Patrick Street, Cork

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Christmas Athenry Heritage Centre Galway

Christmas Athenry Heritage Centre Galway

Experience the magic of Christmas in the award winning Athenry Heritage Centre and discover a place full of exciting activities that sparkles with the joys of Christmas.

Unwrap a world of treats and delights in a magical place for all the family to enjoy. Enter the woods and get creative with traditional Viking longhouse craft’s, visit the Christmas bakery and plant you colourful spring bulbs. Make your reindeer treats for Rudolph or fill a sweet herb basket for your tree plus there’s face painting too. The centre is a place that is nautical and nice, with a Neverland experience which will thrill the young and the young at heart.

So come along and meet Santa, Mrs. Clause and the friendly Elves for a Christmas to remember in a place for the young and young at heart.

This year, the centre provides a unique babies and toddler time of 10:30am-12:00pm. The Christmas Winter Wonderland commences on the 3rd & 4th December and every weekend until Sunday 18th December. No booking required.

The doors are open from 12:00pm and last admission is 5:30pm, no pre booking is necessary.

Admission is:

  • €15.00 per child,
  • €10.00 under two’s
  • €2.00 per adult

Athenry Heritage Centre Galway

St. Mary’s
The Square
Athenry
Co. Galway
T: +353 (0)91 844661
Email : info@athenryheritagecentre.com
Web : www.athenryheritagecentre.com

Christmas Festival Slieve Aughty Galway

Christmas Festival Slieve Aughty Galway

2016 Christmas Festival Dates

Visit Santa Galway

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays December 2nd-23rd,
4-7 pm Fridays and the 21st and 22nd
12-6pm Saturdays, Sundays and the 23rd

Every year, Santa plans a stop at Slieve Aughty Centre, where he enjoys a soft chair next to a cosy fire in his cabin while he visits with children from around the country.  Each family gets scheduled personal time with Santa and a small gift.
Before and/or after your Santa visit there are lots of other things to do. Pet Santa’s “pony” reindeer and the donkeys at the live nativity, browse the Christmas Shop, chat with other families over a cup of hot chocolate and home-made pancakes, and enjoy the festive music.  The kids can make some crafts, get their faces painted, and meet a friendly polar bear while waiting for storytelling (all included in your entry cost!).

Save some room for home-made treats and organic mulled wine at The Three Tower Organic Kitchen, open all day .

Slieve Aughty Centre’s Christmas Festival offers something new and different, with live characters, storytelling, arts and crafts, shows, animals, the Snow Queen and more. You never know who will be visiting or what surprises are in store. What we do promise is that you will experience a Christmas Festival like no other with a family feel.

 

“We have come here every year for the last 4 years. 
We love it!  Santa experience is lovely for the kids and
the lovely festive food is delightful…Its a fabulous family
run festival and really is so special for all the family. 
See you again next year!”

“If only places like this existed when I was a child. The closest to a movie/ fairytale/ Willie Wonka like real life experience. We will be back! ”

Great activities for all the family, lovely bright lights and everything! Wouldn’t change anything!”

Very enjoyable, relaxing and simplistic. This is our 3rd year here. Thank you.”

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Pre-booking is required. Contact us to book today!
€3/baby up to 23mths     €27.50/child     €10.00/adult     €90 Family Pass (3 children and 2 adults)
Been to the festival before?  Ask us about a loyalty discount!

View the Christmas Festival photo album

 

We proudly make every effort to avoid plastic and battery operated toys so common these days and instead seek to find unique gifts that children can interact with and enjoy creatively.

Christmas Festival Slieve Aughty Galway

Contact 090 97 45 246 to book now or visit our Christmas Festival page on the Slieve Aughty web site, or more information, photos and reviews from families.

Slieve Aughty Galway

disney on ice

Disney On Ice presents Frozen

Disney on Ice

Feld Entertainment Inc., announced that it’s 34th Disney On Ice spectacular will bring the Academy Award® winning and number one animated feature film of all time, Disney’s Frozen, to life. Disney On Ice presents Frozen is set to mesmerize Irish audiences when the show begins touring in Ireland this November.

 – Citywest, Dublin from Friday 11 to Sunday 13 November 2016

Family ticket of Four – Save €26

Tickets from 

Ticketmaster: In person: From 100 Ticketmaster Outlets Nationwide

By Telephone (24 Hour): ROI: 0818 719300

Book On Line: www.ticketmaster.ie

The entire Academy Award® winning tale will be told live for the first time in this brand new production, capturing the dynamic between two royal sisters, Anna and Elsa. Anna, a girl with an extraordinary heart, embarks on an epic journey to find her sister, the magical Elsa, who is determined to remain secluded as she finally feels free to test the limits of her powers. Rugged mountain man Kristoff, his loyal reindeer Sven, the lovable and hilarious snowman Olaf and the mystical trolls help Anna along the way in this story about love conquering fear.  Audiences will get to sing along with such musical masterpieces as “Let it Go,” “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” and “Fixer Upper.”

In Disney On Ice presents Frozen, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse take the audience through the magical story based in Arendelle, with special appearances by beloved Disney princesses and favorite characters from Disney Pixar’s Toy Story and Finding Nemo and Disney’s The Lion King, who come together to prove that true love is the greatest power of all.

To create a completely immersive experience for the audience, the set design will encompass the space from the ice surface up through the air, drawing everyone into the story and closer to the characters.

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