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 fire in his cabin while he visits with children from around the country.  Each family gets scheduled personal time with Santa and a small gift.
Before and/or after your Santa visit there are lots of other things to do. Pet Santa’s “pony” reindeer and the donkeys at the live nativity, browse the Christmas Shop, chat with other families over a cup of hot chocolate and home-made pancakes, and enjoy the festive music.  The kids can make some crafts, get their faces painted, and meet a friendly polar bear while waiting for storytelling (all included in your entry cost!).

Save some room for home-made treats and organic mulled wine at The Three Tower Organic Kitchen, open all day .

Slieve Aughty Centre’s Christmas Festival offers something new and different, with live characters, storytelling, arts and crafts, shows, animals, the Snow Queen and more. You never know who will be visiting or what surprises are in store. What we do promise is that you will experience a Christmas Festival like no other with a family feel.


“We have come here every year for the last 4 years. 
We love it!  Santa experience is lovely for the kids and
the lovely festive food is delightful…Its a fabulous family
run festival and really is so special for all the family. 
See you again next year!”

“If only places like this existed when I was a child. The closest to a movie/ fairytale/ Willie Wonka like real life experience. We will be back! ”

Great activities for all the family, lovely bright lights and everything! Wouldn’t change anything!”

Very enjoyable, relaxing and simplistic. This is our 3rd year here. Thank you.”

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Pre-booking is required. Contact us to book today!
€5/baby up to 23mths     €30/child    €11/teenager (13yrs+) +€5 to add a gift   €11/adult     €100 Family Pass (3 children and 2 adults)
Been to the festival before?  Ask us about a loyalty discount!

View the Christmas Festival photo album


We proudly make every effort to avoid plastic and battery operated toys so common these days and instead seek to find unique gifts that children can interact with and enjoy creatively.

Christmas Festival Slieve Aughty Galway

Contact 090 97 45 246 to book now or visit our Christmas Festival page on the Slieve Aughty web site, or more information, photos and reviews from families.

Slieve Aughty Galway


Christmas Athenry Heritage Centre Galway

Athenry Heritage Centre

Christmas Winter Wonderland

2nd ,3rd, 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, 22nd, 23rd December 2017

Babies & Toddlers Admission Times 10:00am-12:00pm

Admission times are:12:15pm, 1:15pm, 2:15pm, 3:15pm, 4:15pm, 5:15pm.  

Enjoy a magical time in the Athenry Heritage Centre’s Winter Wonderland with a one hour Santa Experience that includes a range of festive craft activities for all the family to enjoy.

Enter a world of Christmas fun and festive cheer where children can discover a place full of treats and delights which includes craft activities, the popular baking activity, make Christmas tree decorations and plant a spring bulb. All the activities are fun, inclusive and let the imagination go wild.

The Elves are waiting for all the boys and girls to help them enjoy their activities and Santa is waiting with a gift for the children to take home.

Parents of young babies and toddlers can also enjoy their Santa experience with morning opening times just for you. There’s a world of toys and festive cheer waiting for you and Santa has a special gift too. Doors open from 10:00am-12:00pm. No pre-booking is necessary.

Admission for the Babies & Toddlers is €10.00 per child and €5.00 per Adult.

The Athenry Heritage Centre is decorated in its unique and special way which brings home the spirit of Christmas and lets parents and children enjoy their visit in the ambient setting of St. Mary’s Church, Athenry. Children will be thrilled as they start their journey to meet Santa but remember there’s only 25 places per hour so book online or buy your tickets at the door.

Admission times are:12:15pm, 1:15pm, 2:15pm, 3:15pm, 4:15pm, 5:15pm.  

Tickets are limited to 25 children per hour.

Admission Prices: Child €15.00, Under Two €10.00, Adult €5.00

This year’s Christmas Winter Wonderland offers parents the opportunity to book online with Eventbrite where Mum’s & Dads can choose their times to visit Santa.

Please note all online tickets include a booking fee but it guarantees your entry time to the Athenry Heritage Centre’s Christmas Winter Wonderland.

Please call 091 844661 for further details or checkout Eventbrite to book your tickets.

Athenry Heritage Centre Galway

St. Mary’s
The Square
Co. Galway
T: +353 (0)91 844661
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