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09th Oct 2020

Don’t miss out on your Santa visit by attending this Dublin DRIVE-IN Christmas Grotto!

Melissa Carton

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A fantastic new way to still see Santa this year.

With the new Covid-19 restrictions in place this year it’s unlikely that anywhere will be running traditional Santa visits.

While some have opted to make their Santa visits virtual there is another way that the kids can see Santa this year and it will make for the perfect day out if you live in Dublin.

From the end of November you and the kids can Santa at Dublin’s first drive-in Christmas Grotto at the RDS, Simmonscourt!

During your visit you’ll drive through Santa’s magical runway of blinking lights before you get to the elves’ check-in booths.

After that you’ll then set off on a winding road of wonder, taking in Winter Workshops, Santa’s Sorting Office, the Snow Blizzard Containment Centre and even see the Elves’ Christmas Control Centre and much, much more!

Of course, Mr & Mrs Claus will be there to safely meet and greet you and your family! Then before you leave, pull up alongside Santa’s sleigh and receive a treat, but beware, kids, Santa knows if you’ve been naughty or nice!

You never leave the safety of your car during this whole event from start to finish during your contactless drive-in Santa visit.

Performers and staff will wear masks while onsite and all staff will be temperature checked before entering the site.

Upon arrival at our site, your ticket will be scanned through your closed car window and a maximum of seven guests per car is allowed. Unfortunately due to height restrictions vans, Minibuses or pickup trucks can not come through.


With Christmas being so different this year I think it’s important that children still get to have some of their traditions and this is a fantastic way to make sure they get their Santa’s visit in.

Tickets go on sale today Friday Oct 9 at 9am and are priced from €39 plus fees, per vehicle.

To find out more information or to book tickets visit

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