The trip to see Santa every year is almost seen as a rite of passage during the festive season however these magical Santa experiences do prove popular so it can be difficult to find Santa trips that aren't already booked up.
We've done the research for you and found SEVEN incredible Santa experiences for you and your family to enjoy located nearby.
The Christmas Experience at Tayto Park will see Jingles the Elf take you on a journey to show you the work of Santa's trusted workshop staff. You will also experience attractions such as Candy Land, the Reindeer Stables and of course, the visit to the big man himself.
Causey Farm is set to come alive with festive spirit in 2021 with its Christmas experience. Help Mrs Claus pack Santa's bags for his big journey, slide into the toy workshop, stroll along the Bethlehem Trail, visit the reindeer and receive a gift from Santa at the end.
Retro Drive-in Movies
Visit Santa from the comfort of your car at Leopardstown Racecourse this Christmas. Retro's North Pole Santa Experience includes a special movie screening, a live link to watch Santa's village in real time, Christmas karaoke with Santa's personal DJ and a personalised message from Santa himself for the whole family.
Self-proclaimed as "Ireland's best Santa experience", Palmerstown Estate promises nothing but magic and wonder as they transform their 1,100 acres for a drive-thru Christmas. Included with your ticket will be unlimited attractions at the funfair, a photo on Santa's sleigh and a visit to Elf Town. There's also an enchanted forest and the grotto where you will meet Santa.
Twinkling lights illuminate a forest trail as you make your way to your Santa visit at Luggwoods at the foot of the Dublin Mountains. Meet elves and fairies before stepping back in time into Mr Claus' cosy log cabin.
One of Europe's top-rated museums, Epic, plans to invite festive visitors for an experience that includes hot chocolate and treats from The Bakehouse, a visit to Santa with a gift, a Christmas museum trail pack and entry to EPIC again in 2022.
Afternoon Tea with Santa
This is perhaps the most unique Santa visit you can have in 2021. Enjoy a cup of tea, spend time with Santa in his very own carriage on the lower deck, receive a gift, munch on freshly made sandwiches and scones and soak up the festive atmosphere that is so special to Dublin.
Enjoy festive treats in our cosy welcoming lobby or bar area and soak up the athmosphere with a warming indulgent hot chocolate when you book A Festive Stay at Castleknock Hotel.