The North Pole Experience Dublin

The North Pole Experience Dublin

The North Pole Experience (In association with Santa Heart 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 Mc Donalds.

  • Visit Santa at his grotto
  • Check out the Elf’s workshop.
  • Sing & Dance with Mrs Claus.
  • Bring your letter and send it by Elf express to Santa at our post box.
  • Help light the Christmas tree
  • Take a Spin on The Coca Cola Trucks (Kiddie Ride)
  • Have a snowball fight with Frosty
  • Bounceland Playzone.
  • Visit Baby Jesus in the Crib
  • The North Pole Candy Store
  • New Scenes with surprise characters from Paw Patrol!! Plus much more.

Santa will arrive @ 12 Midday on Sat the 25th of Nov.


  • Your magical adventure starts when you’re greeted by our Head Elf.
  • Then it’s off for a spin on the Coca Cola Trucks Kiddie Ride
  • Have fun and a Snowball fight with Frosty the snowman!!
  • Arrive at The North Pole Elf’s workshop where the Toys are made for all the good boys and girls.
  •  Make a wish and Light the Magical Christmas Tree.
  • Visit baby Jesus in the crib under the North Star.
  • Meet Rudolf at the reindeer pen were he will be resting for the big night ahead.
  • Have fantastic fun at Santa’s Garden on his Bouncy Castle and slide before you head to meet the man himself.
  • Bring your Letter and posted it at Santa’s Magic post box
  • Visit Santa and Mrs Claus in their magical grotto and tell Santa what you would like for Christmas. Also get your very own picture taken with the man himself to bring home.
  • The Fun continues at Bounceland Playzone. (30 mins play time per child included in price)

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Our characters interact with the children with songs and stories. This adventure to the North Pole Experience lasts for approx one hour, the memory will last a lifetime. Fuel your child’s amazing and unique imagination by visiting The North Pole Experience

The North Pole Café with heated seating area serving hot and cold food, Refreshments, tea / coffee etc.

Birthday parties catered for.

 (All indoor so no need to worry about the weather, but do wrap up as it is the North Pole!!!)

Prices for The North Pole Experience:
Parents FREE/ Children €20
(Includes visit to the North Pole to Meet Santa, a free gift & a photo with Santa, 30 Mins Play in Bounceland playzone and FREE BALLOON)
Group of 4 Children €70


Special Deals
Large group bookings / School & Crèche Special €15 per Child (€5 OFF)
(All Special Offer’s are subject to terms & conditions and are for weekdays ONLY and for minimum of 15 children) Needs to be booked in advance.

Opening Times: Wednesday – Friday: 3pm-7pm  

Saturday-Sunday: 11am-6pm Advance Booking Only

Booking Line open from 9am to 7pm 085 822 6055


Open every day Christmas week up to the 23rd Dec.
Runs from Sat 25th of Nov till the 23rd Dec 2017


ACCOMMODATION: Contact Redcow Moran Hotel 01-4593650


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cinderella the helix dublin

Cinderella The Helix Dublin

Cinderella – Pantomime at The Helix

Christmas 2014

November 28th, 2014 – January 11th, 2015


TheatreworX Productions, the hugely successful team behind the last six pantomimes at The Helix including Sleeping Beauty, Beauty & the Beast, Aladdin, and Jack and the Beanstalk return for their seventh panto with their latest hilarious adaption of Cinderella. Join our stunning Cinderella (Megan Cassidy) on a journey through the panto-sphere of fun and excitement as she proves that a new pair of shoes really can change a girls life, when she meets her gorgeous Prince Charming (Chris Currid). Donning some rather stylish outfits this year, our panto stalwarts and audience favourites Eoin Cannon & Aidan Mannion return as Cinders’ Ugly sisters who will make it their business to make Cinders as miserable as possible. They are joined again by the hilarious Colin Hughes as Buttons and Adam Lynch as Dandini who both return for their sixth panto. Our Wicked Stepmother (Mary Murray) will take a break from Love/Hate and instead love to hate our Cinders this Christmas, but will be kept in check by the beautiful Fairy Godmother (Erica Delaney Hayes) who will ensure that Cinderella will indeed go to the ball.

Cinderella will dance all night at The Helix this year as our hilarious panto will once again have our audience on their feet and dancing in the aisles. Enjoy the best value Christmas has to offer at The Helix this year. With the funniest panto in town, onsite parking and Santa’s Grotto, The Helix Panto is the perfect family choice this Christmas.

Produced by TheatreworX Productions

Written By Karl Harpur & Claire Tighe

Directed by Karl Harpur

Musical Direction by David Hayes

Choreography by Claire Tighe

Assistant Choreographer Jennifer Dawson

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Fri 28 Nov- Sun 11 Jan

Preview ticket price from €16.50, Standard ticket price from €21.00, Discount family tickets from €17.25

School performances @ 11am daily. Call for full schedule of school performances

Early booking is advisable


Fri 28 Nov 7pm, Sat 29 Nov 2pm & 6pm, Sun 30 Nov 1pm & 5pm

Family Show times;

6, 13, 20, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30 Dec

2, 3, 10 Jan @ 2pm & 6pm

7, 14, 21, 31 Dec

4, 11 Jan @ 1pm & 5pm

5, 11, 18, 19 Dec

7, 8, 9 Jan @ 7pm

Sensory Friendly Performances

22 Dec @ 2pm

4 Jan @ 5pm

Booking 01 7007000

Booking Fee Applies

WIN 1 of 3 family passes to Cinderella … **Competition Closed**

Congratulations to our 3 winners – Laura O’Leary, Hannah Farrell and Jack Monaghan

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“Of the pantomimes I’ve seen this season, the Helix’s is the best” Sunday Times (Sleeping Beauty 2013/14)


“Genuinely stonking song and dance numbers evoke Broadway spectacle…..Beauty and the Beast could have plausible claim as the outstanding pantomime of the season” Irish Independent (Beauty & The Beast 2012/13)


“Clever wise-cracking, lavish costumes, elegant choreography and subtle satire” Joyce Hickey, The Irish Times (Aladdin 2011/12)


“ ..with the well-paced action….lots of stage changes, and strong musical talent, it zips along. And d’ya know wha’? It’s a scream” Sunday Independent (Beauty and the Beast 2012/13)


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Elf The Musical Dublin

Based on the beloved 2003 New Line Cinema hit starring Will Ferrell, ELF is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. A modern Christmas classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner ELF this Christmas.

Features songs by Tony Award nominees Matthew Sklar & Chad Beguelin. Book by Tony Award winners Thomas Meehan & Bob Martin. Direction & choreography by Morgan Young. Set and Costume design by Olivier Award winner Tim Goodchild. Lighting design by Oliver Award winner Tim Lutkin and Sound design by Ciem Rawling.


Please note under 3’s are not permitted.


– The New York Times

“ELF is happy enough for families, savvy enough for city kids and plenty smart for adults!”


16 Dec 2014 – 10 Jan 2015
€20 – €60
Bord Gáis Energy Theatre
Grand Canal Square Docklands
Dublin 2
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santa's playland dublin

Santa’s Playland Dublin



One of this Christmas’ biggest events is here!

 Santa’s Playland & Indoor Market has taken up residence at The Ambassador Theatre, Dublin in preparation for this year’s festive season. Opening Saturday, December 6th at 10am the spectacular event runs until Tuesday, December 23rd.

And the great news is adults go free and there is no queuing for Santa!

Santa’s Playland transports children to a magical Christmas paradise. On entering Santa’s Playland children will be treated to a special Christmas play time. The Play Area is full of Christmas treats with bouncy castles, slides and Christmas displays.

This year Santa introduces his Indoor Christmas Market!

Of course, any visit to Santa’s Playland would not be complete without an audience with the Big Man himself and everyone will have the chance to chat to Santa and share their hopes and desires for Christmas presents. Every child will receive a present from Santa.


Saturday December 6th – Doors open 10.00am, last entrance 6.00pm

Monday to Sunday – Doors open 10.00am, last entrance 6.00pm.

Entry for one hour per ticket on the hour every hour.

Tickets €12.50 Monday to Friday, Tickets €14.50 Saturdays and Sunday.

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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 through Winterland, what could it be?”

Follow the heavenly harmonies of The Henry Girls into an enchanting world of winter. From sparkling icicles to wolves in the forest, the joy of sledding at high speed or the wonder of the Aurora Borealis on a frosty night, discover the magic and mysteries of the festive season in a music performance made for children.

And just what did make those tracks in the snow? Find out as the band’s playful humour and trademark folk and trad melodies bring to life some of the things that we love to do and see when the world turns white.

Tracks in the Snow has been commissioned and produced by The Ark as we continue to work with artists to create high-quality live music experiences crafted especially for young audiences.

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€5 per student
€4.50 Early Bird price
(available for ArkEd members if booked by Fri 24 Oct)
To become an ArkEd Member please go to our schools page.

Dates & Times

Wed 2 & Thu 3 Dec @ 10.15am & 12.15pm

Fri 4 Dec @ 12.15pm
Wed 9 – Fri 11 & Wed 16 – Fri 18 Dec @ 10.15am & 12.15pm

Autism Friendly Performance
Fri 11 Dec @ 12.15pm

Age Range & Duration

For 1st – 6th Class. Approx 50mins.


The Henry Girls

Production Information
  • Written & Performed by: The Henry Girls: Karen, Joleen & Lorna McLaughlin
  • Double Bass: Dave Redmond
  • Designer: Sinéad O’Hanlon
  • Lighting Designer: Mark Galione
  • Commissioned & Produced by: The Ark

The Ark
A Different Experience Every Visit
11a Eustace St,
Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Tel : 01 6707788
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The Ark is a unique, purpose-built cultural centre in the heart of Dublin’s Temple Bar, where children aged 2 -12 can explore theatre, music, literature, art, film, dance and more. Our programme of world class performances, exhibitions and creative workshops changes every few weeks, so expect a different experience every visit.

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The Snowman Christmas Special Dublin

The Snowman Christmas Special Dublin

This phenomenally popular show, The Snowman Movie comes to the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre following its sellout success in recent years. A magical concert designed for all the family, Raymond Briggs’s captivating film has established itself as part of the Christmas festivities for young and old,  accompanied by Howard Blake’s score played live by the Irish Philharmonic Orchestra. Suitable for young children, this is an opportunity for the whole family to share the magic of Christmas. Featuring Walking in the Air, and a selection of popular Christmas Songs, bring your jingle bells, wear your fancy dress, and make sure you book early!

Shay Byrne (RTÉ Radio 1’s Risin’ Time) will tell the story of James and the flying snowman as you watch the film on the big screen. This family Christmas show will also feature a carols sing along with special guest and seasonal favourites from the talented children of FACT, Showtime and Junior Musicals theatre schools, adding to the spirit and excitement of Christmas. There may also be a surprise a visit from Santa!

Shay Byrne, narrator
Irish Philharmonic Orchestra
Santa Claus, very special guest
FACT School of Performing Arts
Showtime Theatre School
Junior Musicals Theatre School

Suitable for all ages from 3 to 103!

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Running Time: 1hr 20mins approx (no interval)

Babies in arms (children under 2 years of age) will be admitted free of charge provided they are seated on a parents lap

13 Dec 2014 – 14 Dec 2014
€18 – €24 (Children €12 – €18)
Group offers Family ticket: €55 – €75
(2 adults and 2 children)
Bord Gáis Energy Theatre
Grand Canal Square Docklands
Dublin 2
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winter funderland

Winter Funderland Dublin

Winter Funderland aims to capture the magic of Christmas. A festival of family entertainment in one location. Funderland- Europe’s largest indoor theme park, iSkate on Ice- Ireland’s largest ice rink and Fossett’s exclusive Christmas Circus.

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Winter Funderland will be a festival to delight the senses and capture the joy and fun of the season – all in one location at the RDS from December 5th 2014.

The event runs from 12 noon to 10pm from Monday to Friday. It’s open 10am to 10pm Saturday, Sunday & School Holidays. It will be closed on Christmas Day.

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Event Dates:
5th of Dec 2014 to 11th of Jan 2015
RDS Simmonscourt, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4
Tel : 01 4853045
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