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Christmas Experience in Dublin

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This week we bring you Christmas experiences in and around Dublin not to be missed.

1. Christmas Experience at The Airfield Estate

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When: 14th November until 22nd December

What: Giant nutcracker soldiers, twinkling lights, traditional Christmas decorations and a warm elf welcome await before you step into Santa’s cottage for a magical experience with story-telling and gifts. Santa’s reindeers will also be at Airfield Estate this year so every boy and girl will get the chance to meet with them before viewing Santa and Mrs. Claus’s bedroom, taking part in our Christmas fairy trail, warming up with a hot chocolate and writing their own Santa letter and posting to the North Pole.

Book your tickets: Link

2. Santa and Christmas Farm Market at The Killruddery House & Gardens

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When: 5th December until 22nd December

What: The delightful, magical visit that begins with singing songs and reading stories with Mrs. Claus while the elves give out treats to the guests, followed by a visit to Santa’s Workshop where the elves will help you make your own unique gifts! Afterwards you can take photos in Santa’s own sleigh before each family gets a chance to visit the man himself … and yes, he will have gifts for everyone! Afterwards head on to explore the market that has a huge range of Christmas treats and gifts, so you’re bound to find something to please everyone on your Christmas list!

Find out more: Link

3. Santa Experience at AVOCA Powerscourt Estate

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When: 28th November until 23rd December

What: Be enchanted with a visit to Santa and Mrs. Claus, where your little ones will enjoy the chance to meet Santa’s real life deer and his friends, the pygmy goats and miniature donkeys.

Santa will be comfortably ensconced in his grotto during the following times:
•    Sat, 28 Nov & Sun, 29 Nov – 10am to 5.30pm
•    Mon, 30 Nov to Fri, 4 Dec – 1.30pm to 5.30pm
•    Sat, 5 Dec to Tues, 23 Dec – 10am to 5.30pm

Book your tickets: Link

4. Festive Music Show at The Ark

CaptureWhen: 2nd December until 20th December

What: The Henry Girls in a festive music show celebrating some of the things we love to do and see when the world turns white. 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.

Book your tickets: Link

5. Santa Experience at Croke Park

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When: 28th November until 22nd December

What: Did you know that Santa’s favourite games are Gaelic Games? The Santa Experience includes a trip to the elves dressing rooms, Santa’s Grotto and a sneak peek pitchside to see his sleigh! The experience also includes a visit to the Santa workshop, a present for every child and admission to the GAA Museum, which features two floors of interactive exhibits as well as seasonal activities.

Book your tickets: Link

6. Christmas Experience at The Malahide Castle

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When: 4th December until 23rd December

What:  Meet Santa, his Elves and special guests on a wonderful journey through the magical & historical Malahide CastleA visit to Santa & Mrs Clause Grotto awaits you at the castle this Christmas. Expect an age appropriate gift, a guided tour throughout the castle with special guests, mulled wine and mince pies and lots of fun!

Book your tickets: Link

7. Aladdin at The Lamberts Puppet Theater

aladdin_genie_abucarpetWhen: 14th November until 27th December

What: This Christmas the puppets tell the story of street urchin Aladdin in this tale of magic, adventure and love!

Ireland’s only purpose-built puppet theater and oldest puppet company.

Book your tickets: Link

8. I BELIEVE – Christmas Tree & Village

CaptureWhen: 26th November until 23rd December

What: A pop up Christmas market, where you can expect the best of Irish shopping, dining and entertainment in one location. Let the spirit of Christmas shine by bringing your little ones to I BELIEVE in Santa and build memories that will last a lifetime. Clery’s Santa will offer a unique experience, which will awe young visitors and refresh their belief in our guest from The North Pole. 

Find out more: Link

9. A Christmas Carol at The Smock Alley Theater

CaptureWhen: 6th December until 22nd December

What: This is a show for all the family, but be warned…  it will feature the biggest, scariest Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come ever to be seen on an Irish stage. This tale as old as time will capture your heart and will set you up for Christmas 2015.

This Christmas come to Smock Alley Theatre-1662- Ireland’s oldest (and newest) theatre to meet Scrooge, Bob Cratchett, Tiny Tim and be enthralled by this festive family favourite.

Book your tickets: Link

10. Christmas Lights Switch On around Dublin

When: Multiple dates in November

What: Come experience the magic of Christmas with the  lighting ceremony on Henry St, Grafton St, Smithfield and O’Connell St. Family entertainment, concert, festive music and much more await you!

Find out more: Link

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