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Fota Beyond 2017 – Christmas at Fota Island Resort Cork

Fota Beyond 2017 is the superb Christmas experience from Fota Island Resort in Cork. 

“First you Believed, then Wished, Imagined, and Discovered. Now it’s time to go Beyond. This winter find the magic deep within at Fota Island Resort”. 

Running from 25th November to 23rd December, visitors are in for a real treat on the grounds of Fota Island Resort this Christmas. Now in its fifth year, the gorgeous woodlands at Fota Island Resort are set to be transformed into an exciting and magical Christmas experience for the whole family. The details of the Christmas experience are a surprise but guests can expect plenty of festive magic, snowy surprises and yuletide cheer as they find the magic hidden deep within the woods at Fota Island Resort. Expect to go deep underground with the elves. There are lots of new characters to guide you on your way. Expect to be entertained for 1 hour to 1,5 hours

Due to popularity and to avoid disappointment, BOOKING is highly recommended. 

To make your Fota Beyond Experience even more wonderful, why not choose to combine your visit to Santa with an overnight stay at the luxurious 5 star Fota Island Resort, in one of the tranquil Fota Island Resort Lodges or perhaps a night at the exquisite 4 star The Kingsley?

Fota Island Resort
Fota Island
Cork
Tel : 021 – 2024024
Email: christmas@fotaisland.ie
Web : www.fotabeyond.ie

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Santa’s Cove Dublin

We are very excited to announce that Santa’s Cove is coming to Liffey Valley!

The experience will be over 4,000 square feet and the website for Ireland’s ultimate Christmas event. Families will have to traverse through ‘Yuletide Valley’ to earn their place on Santa’s sleigh where the children will take the reins and treat their parents to a trip in the sky… YES, we did say in the sky!
You’ll make magic reindeer food in the ‘Stable Rooms’ and Christmas decorations in the ‘Toy Room’. Mrs. Claus will be on hand to serve hot chocolate and treats to everyone, before the children take a seat on the world’s first ‘Naughty Or Nice Machine’.
The machine comes to life when the candy cane lever is pulled and the antler helmet placed just above the child’s head. The machine will magically read the child’s thoughts to a symphony of bells, whistles and noises. A ‘Nice’ result means the machine will reward you with candy, redemption tickets PLUS a special ‘Nice Certificate’ which you can give to Santa when you meet him on your private family visit.

LIMITED AVAILABILITY
Book now to avoid disappointment. This will undoubtedly be Ireland’s Best Santa Experience
Please visit https://liffey-valley.santascove.eu/ for further information.

  • Infants (0-11 months): FREE
  • Children (1yr +): €25.00 (includes gift and photo)
  • Adults: €12.50 ”
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 tale characters.  You can write your letter to Santa before you board Santa’s tractor drawn carriage which takes you to meet Santa at the Luggwoods Big Red Barn.

The Santa tractor drawn carriage takes you through the mystical Luggwoods forest with twinkling lights and history all around. The Luggwoods Elves will be your guides and will tell you the story of Luggwoods Santa’s Enchanted Forest. You even get to meet the grumpy old Grinch along the way!

As you travel through Luggwoods Santa’s Enchanted Forest you get to take in the amazing views of Dublin City and surrounding areas below. The City looks like a sea of lights twinkling below you, a great photo opportunity!

And of course, you also get to meet the big man himself!! You and your family will have a personal visit with the real Santa Claus. He’ll even have a present for all the boys and girls. There are professional photos available with Santa himself or you can have your photo taken on his giant wooden Luggwoods sleigh.

When you arrive at the Big Red Farmyard Barn you’ll be amazed at the great Christmas delights. You’ll meet Mrs Claus, Rudolph and the reindeer’s, hear stories from the Luggwoods Elves and dance in Santa’s barns. You can take lots of photos with your family and make memories to cherish forever.

After all that, you can spend time in the barn and enjoy lots of entertainment and the kids get to enjoy their free hot chocolate.  And don’t worry, there are lots of treats also available for the big kids or Mammies and Daddies as Santa likes to call them!!

Then sit back, relax and enjoy the final part of your Luggwoods journey and the ride back through Luggwoods Santa’s Enhanced Forest and laugh all the way home and dream of Christmas Eve when Santa will visit all the good girls & boys to finish of another great year.

Luggwoods Events Ltd.
The Lugg
Saggart
Dublin
Phone : 01-4011674
Email :
info@luggwoods.ie
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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 as she prepares for Santa’s trip – making sure his clothes are ironed and he has plenty of food for his journey.  Listen to the Folk Park story teller as he recalls colourful tales of Christmas long ago.  A complimentary glass of mulled wine and mince pies awaits Mummy and Daddy in Corry’s Pub.  The village street is decked with holly, and festooned with fairy lights, and the village Christmas tree is adorned for the occasion.  

The young and not so young are treated to a fabulous puppet show. Meet and chat with all the Christmas Characters who will be wandering the village street, you might even bump into Scrooge and mind he doesn’t spoil the Christmas cheer!  Christmas themed shops selling Christmas fare will ensure you can get in a bit of last minute shopping.  Book now and you won’t be disappointed.

Dates and times:25th November to December 23rd 2017 at various times.
 
Tickets:Adult: €14.00, Child: €27.00. Baby €7.00
 
Photography charges are additional and payable on the day of your visit

Click here to see ticket details and to book online.

Alternatively contact the reservations office to make a booking on 061 360788 or email reservations@shannonheritage.com

Reservations are necessary. As this is a capcity controlled event it is not included in the Membership programme. 

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. When you arrive you are taken into the Elves Workshop where the bubbly Elves will help you make a special decoration for your tree, paint your face like Rudolph and then make sure you have fun letting Santa know you are on the way to see him!

Then it’s time to jump on board the Rancho Reilly Magical Musical Christmas Carriage! Grab an instrument, play and sing along to your hearts content as you enjoy your trip over to Santa’s Log Cabins where Santa and some of his Elves and Reindeer will be waiting for you!

While waiting your turn to see the big man himself you get to pet the small animals, write Santa a little note and have a peek inside his bedroom! Then after no time at all it’s time to go in to see the big man himself, “Santa”Santa will take his time chatting to the children before giving them a gift. When you’ve said goodbye to Santa go make a wish at the Magic Wishing Well. Jump into Santa’s Sleigh for some fun photos, poke your head through the Photo board for some more! Don’t forget to say Hi to the Reindeer ‘Glimmer’ & ‘Shimmer’ too! Christmas at Rancho Reilly Carlow is a super experience for all ages!
Ticket Prices – €15 For All Children Over 1. €6.00 for Children Under 1. €6.00 per Adult.

Rancho Reilly Carlow

Springhill Road
Carlow
Phone: 087-7701181
E-Mail: info@ranchoreilly.com
Web : www.ranchoreilly.com

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 that leads to Santa’s Woodland home Each family will meet Santa individually & each child will get a special gift from Santa Post your letter in Santa’s official Post Box FREE Hot Chocolate & Rathwood Activity Book for every Child booked in to visit Santa For the Big Kids: 20% OFF Christmas Items in the Christmas shop (T&C)

Rathwood
Rath
Tullow
Carlow
Phone: 059 91 56285
Email : info@rathwood.com

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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