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5 Great Santa Experiences Across Ireland

Check out these fantastic Santa Experiences in Louth, Donegal, Meath, Wicklow and Wexford


The Santa Express at Oakfield Park, Donegal – A Magical Christmas Experience For All The Family


Amidst the twinkling of Christmas lights and joyful singing of happy elves, The Santa Express Train at Oakfield Park, Donegal awaits to take you through glittering forests to visit Father Christmas. Running from 1st to 23rd December, and with new and exciting features this year, The Santa Express at Oakfield Park gets underway in just over 10 days and final tickets are remaining, so book now at oakfieldpark.com/santa.

Children and families of all ages will enjoy a festive train ride under thousands of lights before meeting Father Christmas in his cosy grotto. Receive your Elf School Diploma from Mrs. Claus by completing the Christmas challenges as you go. Enjoy decoration making in the new elf craft workshop, play the Reindeer Games championships in the igloo and find hidden clues the elves have laid out along the way.

Described as one of Donegal’s hidden gems, Oakfield Park is home to a 4.5km narrow gauge railway and has over 100 acres of manicured parkland, making it the ideal venue for a truly magical Christmas event to share with family and friends.

Buffers Restaurant will be open and serving festive delights, all made with local produce. Booking early is strongly advised. For group discounts (for 28+) or for carriages with wheelchair access, please call +353 (0) 74 9173068 or email santa@oakfieldpark.com. Book now at www.oakfieldpark.com/santa.

Wicklow Christmas Markets and Santas Express Train to Santas Wonderland






We are super excited to announce Wicklow Christmas Market 2019. We are back again and better than last year. We have the addition of our Santa Express experience this year where Oribel, our mischievous and fun elf will transport you on a magical journey aboard our Santa express train to Santa’s Wonderland. All of our elves are childcare educated and fully trained SNA’s, who have been hand-picked by Mrs Claus from Ray of Sunshine childcare service.


Our sensory Santa express train will run at 11am-12pm on Sunday 8th of December. Lights and music will be calmer although just as happy and festive. One carer goes free per booking.

K2 Apacas will be hosting an alpaca experience at our markets, where you get the chance to get up close to these beautiful creatures. They have the softest fleeces, but we’ll let you be the judge of that!

That’s not all… Wicklow Christmas Markets will have a magical funfair, live music and entertainment every weekend to enjoy this festive season, this is an event to be enjoyed by all the family.

There will be an abundance of fun and sparkly activities to get you and your
family in the Christmas spirit. We cannot wait to welcome you and see you at our Christmas Market this year.

The Christmas Markets will be held this year on the 23rd, 24th & 30th of November and 1st, 7th, 8th, 14th & 15th of December from 12pm-6pm.

Please find enclosed additional information for the event. Our website is www.wicklowchristmasmarket.com

Santas Enchanted Castle, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford


Ask your little ones to Enniscorthy, Co Wexford this Christmas season and treat them to the ultimate magical adventure at Santa’s Enchanted Castle.  Santa and Mrs Claus, along with his band of merry little Elves, have been busy again this year transforming Enniscorthy Castle into a wondrous Enchanted Castle.

Tip: Available numbers are for children, adults can be added on the booking page – so if you see 3 spaces showing as available then you can choose up to 3 children and 2 accompanying adults.

Families will venture through the magical Santa’s Enchanted Castle, exploring the uniquely decorated chambers with themes and characters such as Toy Story, Aladdin, The Greatest Showman, Winnie the Pooh as well as a mesmerising UV Lion King experience.

During your Santa visit you will have the opportunity to have a chat with Santa and some elves as well as checking to make sure you’ve made the ‘Nice List’. If you have, you’ll receive a special gift from Santa and a chance to take a family photo with our Magic Mirror to ensure you have a keep sake from your amazing experience.

Come and explore the Magic of Santa’s Enchanted Castle.  Book early as spaces are very limited and are expected to sell out fast.

More details:


We also have a sensitive Santa date on 5 Dec:

Enchanted Forest Millhouse, Slane, Co Meath

Enchanted Forest Millhouse, Slane, Co Meath
Visit Santa at the Enchanted Forest Santa Experience, The Millhouse, Slane, Co. Meath on selected dates from November 21st until December 23rd 2019.

Enjoy a wondrous journey, with magical elves, to visit Santa, deep in the Enchanted Forest, where you and your family will have a truly extraordinary Christmas Experience; full of festive spirit.

  • Upon arrival, you will make your way to Santa’s workshop where our elves; Meara, Shayla & Marielle will lead you and your family, along with a small group of others, through our magical Christmas experience.
  • Shayla will enchant with Elfercise; an Elfin workout full of music, fun and laughter.
  • Marielle will help the children with that all-important letter writing and some festive craft.
  • Pucki bubbles will be your guide through the twinkling Elfin kingdom where the children can post their letters in the midst of the Enchanted Forest.
  • Mrs Clause is looking forward to meeting you all in her beautiful woodland kitchen and she has some yummy festive treats for you before it’s time to visit Santa Clause and his Sleigh!
  • There will be many amazing photo opportunities for you and your family within this Elvin kingdom. We look forward to entertaining you and bringing some Christmas magic to you all this Christmas.

Make this Christmas enchanting at The Millhouse in Slane. Tickets can be booked online at 


Make sure you fill in some important information that you feel would amaze your child that Santa knew about them. Each ticket includes 5 guided activities with the Elves, meeting Mrs Clause and receiving a beautiful gift from Santa.

Book your Santa visit to the Enchanted Forest Christmas Experience today

Red Mountain Open Farm, Co Louth


Red Mountain Open Farm

The Christmas Experience @ Red Mountain Open Farm will run on the following dates:

Saturday 31st of November and Sunday 1st December, Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th December, Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th December, Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd of December

11am to 5pm each day with last booking at 4pm.

To book simply go to our book now page. Your booking time is only for your visit to Santa, you are welcome to stay at Red Mountain as long as you wish to enjoy all the activities.

All Christmas activities are under one roof, so regardless of the weather, you’re guaranteed to have a good time!

  • Visit Santa’s Sitting Room
  • Visit Santa’s Bedroom
  • Visit the Elves Workshop
  • Make a wish in Santa’s wishing well
  • Visit the live nativity scene
  • Write and post your letter to Santa in Santa’s giant post box
  • Visit all your farm yard friends
  • Play in our large indoor sand pit
  • Ride around on peddle tractors
  • Play in our large indoor play area
  • All for €7 per child and €7 per adult
  • Under 12 months go free