The ultimate list of Santa Experiences to get booking now
It's beginning to look a lot like... OK, maybe not just yet.
Yep, she's back banging on about Christmas in September. I know, I know, but now is the time to book the super popular Santa experiences before they sell out.
Not everyone is as early as us, but rest assured we'll add more to the list as they launch their events and more tickets go on sale. But in the meantime, you can get booking this lovely lot now.
Who have we missed? We'd love to hear your suggestions of brilliant santa experiences from around the country to add to our list.
This year is the year we're going to super organised and stress-free come December, isn't it? ...ISN'T IT?!
SANTA EXPERIENCES IN DUBLIN
Where: Saggart, Co. Dublin
What: "Santa’s Enchanted Forest Walk of Wonder truly is a sight to behold. The Twinkling lights and Seasonal Magic fills the air as you walk the Majestic trail before you meet Santa at his Luggwoods Log Cabin"
Tickets: Book Luggwoods Christmas Tickets here
The Christmas Experience at Airfield Estate
Where: Airfield Estate, Dundrum, Dublin
What: "Set across 5 acres in the surrounds of Airfield House, you can pay a flying visit to the Statue of Liberty, before taking delivery of your special gift during a private visit with Santa. You’ll then drop into the Claus Café where you can enjoy fragrantly spiced wine or warm chocolate Jersey milk before taking a twirl on the vintage carousel. Take a walk through the twinkling lights into Antarctica, before cookie decorating in the Elves Kitchen and learn the ancient art of origami in the far east. Peek into Santa’s Alpine Workshop where you can capture a family photograph* on Santa’s sleigh, and post that all-important Christmas list."
Visit Santa at EPIC
Where: CHQ, Custom House Quay, Dublin 1
What: Individual appointment with Santa, including a gift and a photo and access to the museum
VISIT SANTA IN KILDARE
Santa's House Express @ Palmerstown House Estate
Where: Johnstown, Kildare
What: "Drive-thru Christmas is a magical drive-thru experience visiting the elves in Elf Town, followed by a visit to the awe-inspiring Twinkle Avenue and The Enchanted Forest, before the main event - meeting Santa in his Grotto - the big man himself will have a gift for each child and time to chat with the family. Next up - park up the car and enjoy the fun and thrills at our inclusive, unlimited funfair in the North Pole village. Guests also have the option here to purchase some hot food and festive treats, and an option to get a professional photo gift of their family on Santa’s Sleigh."
Santa's Magical Trail at Clanard Court Hotel
Where: Athy, Co. Kildare
What: A festive meal, access to Santa’s Craftsy Workshop and Build-A-Teddy, santa visit and gift
Tickets: Visit Santa in Kildare here
SANTA EXPERIENCE IN MEATH
Where: Navan, Co. Meath
What: The details of this year's famous "Christmas Experience" are TBC
Tickets: Tickets go on sale on October 1st
Where: Ashbourne, Co. Meath
What: "Christmas Experience tickets include all day Park and Zoo entry, Unlimited access to the Junior Adventure Zone* & a Visit with Santa."
SANTA EXPERIENCES IN WICKLOW
Christmas Island @ Hidden Valley
Where: Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow
What: Christmas Island is going ahead for 2021, with details TBC
SANTA IN WEXFORD
Kia Ora Mini Farm Magical Christmas Experience
Where: Gorey, Co. Wexford
What: Kia Ora's Christmas Experience is going ahead for 2021, with details TBC
SANTA IN WATERFORD
Ardmore Open Farm & Mini Zoo
Where: Ballykilmurry, Ardmore, Co. Waterford.
What: The Winter Wonderland Christmas Experience is coming back this year, with details TBC
SANTA EXPERIENCE IN CARLOW
Rathwood Santa Train
Where: Tullow, Co. Carlow
What: "The Rathwood Express will take you through the enchanted forest and into Fossett's Big Top where you can meet Santa and his elves as they put on a magical show, from the comfort of your family carriage! On the Rathwood Express Train, families will stay seated in their pods throughout the entire event, which minimises contact."
SANTA EXPERIENCES IN CORK
Santa at The Barn @ Leahy's Open Farm
Where: Dungourney Co.Cork
What: "Santa is going to greet all the boys and girls from the Barn at Leahys Open Farm. He will chat with the kids and adults, there will be presents available and photos can be taken with Santa."
Cork North Pole Outpost Experience
Where: Cobh, Co. Cork
What: "The Cork North Pole Outpost Experience is a fun and imaginative theatrical production bringing to life the real values of a good ol’ fashioned Cork Christmas. Every year the elves bring a truly unique experience for families."
Tickets: Book you visit to Santa in Cork here
VISIT SANTA IN GALWAY
Where: Galway Racecourse
What: "Four magical floors, giving you an exceptional, fun-filled journey through Elf Town"
Tickets: Book your Elf Town experience here
VISIT SANTA IN CLARE
Where: Bunratty, Co. Clare
What: Bunratty Castle is transformed into a winter wonderland of twinkling lights, each year
VISIT SANTA IN MAYO
Winter Wonderland @ Westport House
Where: Westport, Co. Mayo
What: "Santa and his Elves will welcome all into the magnificent grotto at Westport House. Old and young alike can come and enjoy the day with us in the warm and cosy Westport House under the Christmas tree surrounded by festive cheer and beautiful decorations. Get into the Christmas spirit with a hot drink and have your face painted. Join in the Elves Workshop or drop in and listen to Mrs Claus’ magical Christmas stories. "
Tickets: Buy tickets for Santa in Mayo here
VISIT SANTA IN LONGFORD
Where: Centre Parcs, Longford
What: Details of Centre Parc's Christmas experience for 2021 will be announced shortly
SANTA VISIT IN DUBLIN, CORK, ENNIS, LIMERICK and PORTLAOISE
The Santa Experience
Where: Dublin, Cork, Ennis, Limerick, Portlaoise
What: Private cabin visits with Santa that are autism friendly at all times