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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 wonderland birr castle offaly

Christmas Wonderland Birr Castle Offaly

CHRISTMAS AT BIRR CASTLE December 10,11,17,18

We are delighted to announce that Santa Claus will arrive at Birr Castle on 10 December 2016. We welcome you to visit Santa, Mrs Claus and the busy Elves in the magical surroundings of Birr Castle on one of our December dates 10th, 11th, 17th and 18th.Visitors will meet Santa Claus in the beautiful surroundings of Birr Castle while Mrs Claus tells some festive stories in the library and a trail with the Elves through the magical gardens will lead visitors to meet Santa Claus in the castle

A special gift chosen by Santa Claus will be provided for each child that visits. christmas2015

Bookings every 30 minutes from 12.30 each date
Last timeslot 20.00

Ticket priced at €20 per child
Friends of Birr Castle child special rate €18.00

Tickets priced at €8 per adultThis is a pre-book, pre-paid event. For bookings contact 0579120336

Book your Christmas Wonderland Birr Castle experience now at www.birrcastle.com
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The Award-Winning Gardens of Birr Castle in Ireland and the newly revamped Science Centre are both rich in amazing feats of science and engineering as well as  rare trees and flowers, wonderful wildlife, and walks along peaceful  rivers and the lake. The Parsons family invite you to explore one of the most extraordinary places in Ireland. Created over generations it is an environmental and scientific time capsule.

brigits garden galway

Brigit’s Garden Galway

Santa’s Christmas Magic at Brigit’s Garden- December Show Dates 2016

Santa at Brigit's Garden

Sat 3rd (corporate bookings only)
Sun 4th (corporate bookings only)

Sat 10th (Sold Out)
Sun 11th
12:30 & 2:00 & 3:30pm Book Now
Sat 17th 12:30 & 2:00 & 3:30pm Book Now
Sun 18th
 12:30 & 2:00 & 3:30pm Book Now
Wed 21st 3.30p.m Book Now
Thurs 22nd 2.00 & 3.30pm Book Now
Fri 23rd 12.30 & 2:00pm Book Now

 

Santa and Elfie are coming back this December – with lots of extra fun activities! Conjure up the real magic and wonder of Christmas with Santa’s Christmas Magic at Brigit’s Garden galway! This year Elfie and Santa will be joined by Mrs Claus, Donny the donkey and lots more, to make a full Santa experience with the professional show as the delightful highlight of the day.

Santa’s Christmas Magic at Brigit’s Garden Galway is a wonderful family show with Santa and Elfie, his musical elf. There’s lots of music, fun, candlelight and Christmas magic!

Your visit will last approx 2 ½ hours, with Mrs Claus and other activities for the first 1½ hours, followed by Santa’s Christmas Magic Show with Elfie and Santa. Your ticket includes:

  • Complimentary mulled apple punch for all the family on arrival
  • Making Christmas decorations with Mrs Claus in the thatched Roundhouse. She has some funny stories about Santa too!
  • A visit with Donny the donkey, who wishes he was a reindeer
  • Santa Post: write a letter or wish for Santa by candlelight in the Crannóg
  • A Treasure Hunt around the award-winning Celtic Gardens to find Santa and Elfie’s lost possessions
  • Santa and Elfie’s Show-the highlight of the day! There’s music and fun with Elfie and Santa, along with the traditional favourites of singing with Elfie, lighting special candles with Santa and everyone lighting the Christmas tree with magic
  • A special candle from Santa given to each family to light on Christmas Eve
  • The opportunity to take your own photos with Santa after the show

This professional but intimate production features well-known Galway children’s entertainer Miquel Barcelo of The Troubador Mules as Elfie, and musician Dan Packard as Santa. The show takes place in the cosy surrounds of the Hazel Room in Brigit’s Garden.

Make the most of the day and enjoy delicious seasonal food in the Garden Café, and browse in the Gift Shop for unique Christmas gifts.

This is a great value Santa experience at only €12.50 child/adult
Under 3s are free if they sit on an adult lap for the Show
Brigit’s Garden members 10% discount

Brigit’s Garden is not-for-profit and a recognised charity
and all proceeds go to support the project.

For further details or phone bookings call 091 550905.
Book online here

christmas island wicklow

Christmas Island Wicklow

Christmas Island Wicklow

is a themed Christmas and Santa experience that includes an exciting journey on ‘The North Pole Express’ (Santa’s train), a trip to Christmas Island where you’ll meet Mrs. Claus, get your family photo taken in Santa’s giant red sleigh (don’t forget your camera) and you’ll have fun with the Elves.

christmas island wicklow santa

You will then depart Christmas Island Wicklow on Santa’s giant sleigh boat headed to see the big man himself in Santa’s Grotto (all children receive a present from Santa). If you’re good and paying attention, then you may even see Rudolph!

Before or after your island visit you can take part in the festive fun with the Christmas movie room, walking around the winter wonderland with thousands of twinkling lights, exerting energy in the giant Snowman jumper and playing in the children’s adventure park. Hot food and drink will be served all day. The Adventure Mini Golf on site will also be open for those looking for extra activities!

Christmas Island Wicklow
Rathdrum
Co Wicklow

When purchasing your Christmas Island tickets, you have the option to donate just €1.00. For every €1.00 donated, Christmas Island Wicklow will donate another €1.00. All money raised will go towards Christmas presents, which will be distributed by Saint Vincent de Paul for children in the Wicklow area. Last year we donated €3,012.00 and we hope to beat it this year with your help!

croke park santa experience

Croke Park Santa Experience Dublin

You’d better watch out – Santa Claus is coming to Croke Park!

Visit Santa’s Grotto, the Elves’ Living Quarters, the Toy Factory and the GAA Museum at the Santa Experience in Croke Park

Did you know Santa’s favourite games are Gaelic games? Because of his love of all things GAA, Santa has set up his Irish headquarters in magical Croke Park.

Santa’s band of elves have already moved into the team dressing rooms, which they are busy transforming into their living quarters for the festive season ahead. They are also working with the dedicated team at Croke Park to ensure the pitch is in perfect condition for Santa’s arrival on November 26th, when the Santa Experience at Croke Park begins.

Families from all over Ireland are invited to visit the iconic stadium and Santa’s very special grotto, where each child will meet with the man himself and receive a Christmas gift – whether they’ve been naughty or nice!  The Santa Experience also includes a behind the scenes trip to the Elves’ Living Quarters and their Toy Factory. Not only that but all ticket holders will get a sneak peek pitch side, where even the goal posts will be twinkling!

The experiences includes FREE admission to the GAA Museum, where families can discover two floors of interactive exhibits. Children can pick up their Junior Explorer passport and follow the special route which highlights some of the most fascinating and famous exhibitions, including the original Sam Maguire and Liam MacCarthy cups. A highlight for many boys and girls (and Mums and Dads!) is the museum’s Interactive Games Zone, where you can test your own hurling and football skills – see how fast your family can react, check your passing skills and practice a fingertip save or the art of the high catch!

The Santa Experience at Croke Park promises to be one of best Christmas family days out in Ireland.  You never know, the touch of Christmas magic might even inspire your little one to be the next GAA All-Star!

There’ll be plenty of beautifully festive family photo opportunities, and a professional photographer will also be on hand to capture the moment.  And you can finish off the perfect day with light refreshments and a festive snack in the museum’s Blackthorn Café.  Or you could pick up the perfect stocking fillers for the GAA fan in your life from the GAA Museum Shop!

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The festivities get underway from Saturday, November 26th, and will run on select dates until Thursday, December 22nd.   Dates sell quickly and pre-booking online is essential to avoid disappointment.  Tickets, priced at €8 for adults, €14 for children 2 years and over, and €7 for children aged 1–2, are now available via the website www.crokepark.ie/santa. Children under 1 go free.

The event is both wheelchair and buggy accessible, and there is free parking adjacent to the GAA Museum located on the Cusack side of the stadium.

Croke Park is an iconic stadium steeped in history, and has been at the heart of Irish sporting and cultural life for over 100 years, so it really is a must for every Irish family.

For dates, tour times and more, see www.crokepark.ie/santa

 

enchanted kingdom at slane castle

Enchanted Kingdom at Slane Castle

2016 updated information coming soon…

The Enchanted Kingdom Santa Experience

For the second year running Santa will return to Slane and he and his elves will be transforming the castle into The Enchanted Kingdom for the entire family to come and explore.

Be transported into a magical world where children and adults alike will venture through The Enchanted Kingdom throughout the castle rooms to meet with a host of fairytale characters & scenes before seeing the main man himself, Father Christmas!

Guests will be welcomed into the Main Hall of the Castle where children will register before being whisked off to Mrs Claus’s Room, The Elves Sorting office, The Toy Workshop and Santas Drawing Room! The experience will end in Santas Grotto where Santa will be waiting to chat to each little girl & boy and give them each a very special Christmas gift.

Dates & Times:

Sun 29th Nov | 12 – 7.30pm

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Fri 04th Dec | 12 – 7.30pm

Sat 05th Dec | 12 – 7.30pm

Sun 06th Dec | 12 – 7.30pm

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Fri 11th Dec | 12 – 7.30pm

Sat 12th Dec | 12 – 7.30pm

Sun 13th Dec | 12 – 7.30pm

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Fri 18th Dec | 12 – 7.30pm

Sat 19th Dec | 12 – 7.30pm

Sun 20th Dec | 12 – 7.30pm

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Mon 21st Dec | 12 – 7.30pm

Tues 22nd Dec | 12 – 7.30pm
Free parking available on the grounds of Slane Castle. Experience takes approx 1 hour

 

Admission

Children €20.00 plus booking fee, Adults €12.00 plus booking fee

Photograph with Santa: Professional photographs with Santa are available at €10.00 per photo.

Contact Details:

Phone: 041 982 0643

Email: santa@slanecastle.ie

Booking Details & Information

http://slanecastle.ie/castle/enchanted_kingdom_2015.php

 

 

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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Tickets

€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

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

Performances
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.

Artists

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
Email : boxoffice@ark.ie
Web : ark.ie

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.