Christmas days out

christmas days out Our Ultimate Christmas Guide is the most comprehensive listing of Christmas Days Out and Visit Santa venues in Ireland. On this page you’ll find value for money, top Christmas days out and also feedback and user reviews. We start receiving enquiries about Christmas days out as early as July every year!!. We now receive so many Christmas events and Seasonal activities from venues and organisers around the country that we had to build a separate web site just to fit it all in! That’s the story behind – it’s about Seasonal days out all year round.

Interested in Christmas nights out? If you’re organising a Christmas Party or Seasonal night out for your gang, pop over and check out our newest edition at

We have visited many attractions and venues throughout Ireland including a visit to the Dublin Chrimstas market in 2014. Did you visit and what do you think? We’ll be highlighting other Christmas markets too so don’t forget to check in with us regularly. Where are the best Christmas days out, who has the best Santa experience – take a look through our list and comment if you like?

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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 ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″ display_type=”photocrati-nextgen_basic_thumbnails”]   The Cheerios Panto Aladdin at the Tivoli Theatre Starring Alan Hughes as … read more

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 … read more

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. … read more

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 … read more

helix dublin

Aladdin The Helix Dublin

Helix Dublin No 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 … read more

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Festive Workshops at Festina Lente Wicklow

Festive Workshops & Children’s Christmas Fun 2016 There 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 … read more

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 … read more


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 … read more

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 … read more

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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 … read more

castlecomer discovery park

Castlecomer Discovery Park Kilkenny

Christmas at Castlecomer Discovery Park Kilkenny Happen upon a Christmas Elf Village in the woods at Castlecomer Discovery Park in Kilkenny. An enchanting forest setting where Christmas magic exists for all ages. Your experience begins in the beautiful 17th Century … read more

causey farm christmas

Causey Farm Meath

Causey Farm comes alive with a festive atmosphere – as we celebrate Christmas with all the traditional charm and magic you’d expect. There’s a chill in the air. The farm animals are in for the winter and the baby lambs … read more

chocolate garden of ireland Elf Workshop Carlow

Chocolate Garden of Ireland Elf Workshop Carlow

CHRISTMAS ELF CHOCOLATE WORKSHOP Get hands-on working with the Chocolate Elves to get ready for Christmas! This Christmas, you can join in with the elves in a magical, fun-filled chocolate-making workshop at The Chocolate Garden of Ireland Elf Workshop Carlow. … read more

Glendeer Pet Farm Roscommon

Visit Santa & his real live deer Dancer & Prancer at Ireland’s Lapland, Glendeer Pet Farm Roscommon Its not everyday that you arrive at a farm decorated with thousands of twinkling lights, meet Santa & his deer Dancer & Prancer … read more

winter wonderland at kia ora mini farm

Kia Ora Mini Farm Wexford

Visit Santa and meet his elves at Kia Ora Mini Farm’s Magical Christmas Experience.  Santa Claus is returning to Kia Ora Mini Farm. Every year Kia Ora becomes Wexford’s Winter Wonderland with thousands of Christmas lights and is visited by … read more

lullymore christmas

Christmas at Lullymore Heritage Discovery Park Kildare

Lullymore Heritage & Discovery Park brings you its traditional 11th annual “Lullymore  Christmas” event for 2016. Santa arrives in Lullymore on Saturday 26th of November and departs for the North Pole on the 23rd of December. A magical experience for both young and old is guaranteed … read more

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Santa Village at Mount Juliet Kilkenny

Please note : Due to the redevelopment of Hunter’s Yard at Mount Juliet Estate, the Santa Village is postponed until Christmas 2017 **************************************** Santa and his elves are returning once again to The Santa Village at Mount Juliet Kilkenny from … read more

christmas at rancho reilly carlow

Christmas at Rancho Reilly Carlow

Christmas at Rancho Reilly Carlow Christmas at Rancho Reilly Carlow sees the farm transformed into a sparkling Santa village. The farm comes alive with a wonderful festive atmosphere and the scent of pine and log burning stoves fill the air. … read more

The North Pole Experience Dublin

The North Pole Experience Dublin

The North Pole Experience. (In association with Santa Hearth Cause) Ireland’s longest running Santa Experience is back this year at The Royal Liver Retail Park, Naas Road (Next door to Eurogiant) Kylemore stop on the Luas Red line, Across from … read more

santas cottage

Santa’s Cottage Newry Co Down

Come and visit Santa’s Cottage and experience for yourself the wonders of the old time Christmas. Every child deserves something special at Christmas, so book now to avoid disappointment. All ages from 1 to 101 are welcome at Santa’s Cottage … read more

stonehall farm christmas

Stonehall Visitor Farm Limerick

Santas Grotto 2016 You will arrive at Stonehall Visitor Farm Limerick and see the array of magical lights, check in with your reference number at the check in desk. Adults will receive Tea/Coffee/Mulled Wine and a mince pie. You will … read more

visit santa at tayto park

Tayto Park Meath

It may seem early, but it’s about this time of year that Santa Claus starts making his list . A little bit of the North Pole will be coming to Tayto Park, and Santa is hoping to see all of you … read more

the ark dublin

The Ark Dublin

2016 updated information coming soon… The Ark presents The Henry Girls in a festive music show celebrating some of the things we love to do and see when the world turns white. “Walking through Winterland, what do you see? Walking … read more

The Christmas Guide

#1 in Google for ‘group days out’ Each year, publishes one of the most popular Christmas activity guides in the country. With so many entries, we had to build a new site just to fit them all in! ‘‘ … read more