Christmas days out

christmas days out Our Ultimate Christmas Guide is the most comprehensive listing of Christmas Days Out, Visit Santa venues and Christmas Events in Ireland. 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.

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We have visited many attractions and venues throughout Ireland and only recommend the best! We’ll be highlighting other Christmas Events, Markets and Pantomimes 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 start planning your Christmas Day Out.

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Airfield Estate Christmas Experience Dublin

Airfield Estate Christmas Experience Dublin

Whats included?   Face painting and letter writing with Santa’s Elves Group experience with Santa in Airfield House with story time and gifts Decorate a delicious treat in the Elves’ Kitchen Warm up with a hot chocolate or mulled wine* … read more

Luggwoods Santa’s Enchanted Forest Dublin

Luggwoods Santa’s Enchanted Forest Dublin

The magical journey begins when you enter the beautiful enchanted Luggwoods forest. Wrap up warm because you are in the majestic rustic foothills of the Dublin mountains!  Before your journey to meet Santa Claus, you’ll be greeted by our fairy … read more

santa at bunratty castle clare

Santa at Bunratty Castle Clare

Running from November 25th to December 23rd inclusive experience a winter wonderland of magical, festive atmosphere. Come with all the family to visit Santa Claus & his Elves in his Grotto. Call in to see Mrs. Claus in her kitchen … 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

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Christmas at Lullymore Heritage Discovery Park Kildare

Lullymore Heritage & Discovery Park brings you its traditional 12th annual “Lullymore  Christmas” event for 2017. Santa arrives in Lullymore on Saturday 25th of November and departs for the North Pole on Saturday 23rd of December 2017. A magical experience for both young … read more

castlecomer discovery park

Castlecomer Discovery Park Kilkenny

Visit Santa at Castlecomer Discovery Park 2017 Discover a magical woodland Christmas at Castlecomer Discovery Park! All aboard for the Santa Express! Santa, Mrs. Claus and the Elves are waiting, so arrive on time to collect your tickets and be … read more

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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

winter wonderland at kia ora mini farm

Kia Ora Mini Farm Wexford

Visit Santa in Gorey at his Kia Ora Mini Farm Magical Christmas Experience Santa is delighted to announce his return to the Winter Wonderland that is Kia Ora Mini Farm. Come visit the animals, see Santa’s cosy home and view … read more

Stonehall Visitor Farm

Stonehall Visitor Farm Limerick

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 proceed to the … read more

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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

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

Glendeer Pet Farm Roscommon

Visit Santa & his real live deer Dancer & Prancer at Ireland’s Lapland, Glendeer Pet Farm Roscommon Reopening Sat 2nd Dec – 23rd Dec 2017. Its not everyday that you arrive at a farm decorated with thousands of twinkling lights, meet … read more

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Tayto Park Meath

1st December – 23rd December Santa Experience 2017 – BOOK NOW! 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, … read more

Christmas Festival Slieve Aughty Galway

Christmas Festival Slieve Aughty Galway

2017 Christmas Festival Dates Visit Santa Galway Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays December 1st – 23rd, 4-7 pm Fridays 12-6pm Saturdays, Sundays Every year, Santa plans a stop at Slieve Aughty Centre, where he enjoys a soft chair next to a cosy … read more


Beauty and the Beast The Helix Dublin

TheatreworX Productions return to The Helix this Christmas for yet another Christmas Panto success with their hilarious adaptation of Beauty and the Beast. Each year they go bigger and better than the year before – which may be one of the reasons … read more


The Cheerios Panto Sleeping Beauty

The Cheerios Panto celebrates its 10th year at The Tivoli Theatre this year with the spectacular Sleeping Beauty. Sammy Sausages and Buffy (Alan Hughes & Rob Murphy), are back with another hilarious adventure, following on from last year’s magical production … read more

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The Ark Dublin Tracks in the Snow

Tracks in the Snow – The Henry Girls 1 Dec – 30 Dec 2017 Back by popular demand this Christmas, follow the heavenly harmonies of The Henry Girls into an enchanting world of winter! From sparkling icicles to wolves in … read more

The North Pole Experience Dublin

The North Pole Experience Dublin

  **Updated 2017 details coming soon** 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 … read more

Killarney Sleigh Rides Kerry

Killarney Sleigh Rides Kerry

**Updated 2017 details coming soon** 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 … read more

Santa's Grotto at Ardgillan Castle Dublin

Santas Grotto at Ardgillan Castle Dublin

**Updated 2017 details coming soon** 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 … read more

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Festive Workshops at Festina Lente Wicklow

**Updated 2017 details coming soon** 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 … read more


Christmas Athenry Heritage Centre Galway

**Updated 2017 details coming soon** 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 … 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

Winter Wonderland at Westport House Mayo

Winter Wonderland at Westport House is a magical family experience brimming with Christmas cheer that will leave the kids starry-eyed and the whole family believing in fairy-tales! Escape the wintery weather outside for the warmth of our open fires in … read more

Christmas at Newbridge House and Farm Dublin

Come and visit Santa at his Holiday house at Newbridge House and Farm. See where Mr and Mrs Claus enjoy thier Christmas Dinner with the elves. Santas Elves and Helpers  will bring you down to Santa who will have a present … read more

Santa’s Workshop at Aillwee Cave Clare

Santa Claus has been taking up his annual residence at Aillwee Cave in Ballyvaughan especially to meet children and their families since The Millennium. He works very hard as he prepares this unique event. Along with Mrs Claus and his … read more

Santa’s House Express Kildare

Time to plan your Santa Visit 2017 at Santa’s House Express. Ireland’s Best Santa Train Experience, Santa’s House Express is back at the 5* Palmerstown House Estate this Christmas for its 4th year! We are so excited to have Santa … read more

Christmas Island Wicklow

Only Santa Experience in Ireland with Both a Train and Boat! • Enchanted Train and Boat Journey • Meet the Elves & Get Creative – Kid’s receive Rudolph Wrist Buddy • Sing & Dance with Santa’s Elves & receive Elf … read more

Rathwood Santa Train Carlow

What’s included? Join in the Christmas story with Mrs. Clause and Trixie the Elf Take a magical journey on board the Rathwood Santa Train Watch out for Rudolph and the other Reindeer along the way Walk through the enchanted Forest … read more