It's time to start booking your Christmas experiences - here's some of the best Ireland has to offer!

By Katy Thornton

September 15, 2021 at 4:20pm


Holidays are coming, holidays are coming...

Okay, it may seem a bit early, but you've got to start thinking about booking Christmas events now. These experiences book up fast, so if you're looking to treat yourself or the kids to a magical Christmas event, these are some of the best Ireland has to offer.

1. Tayto Park, Meath

The Christmas Experience at Tayto Park is already taking books for 2021. Your ticket will include all day entry to the park and the zoo for optimal fun. You can book from the 27th November, check out what's available here.

2. Airfield Estate, Dublin

We already covered this unreal Christmas Experience at Airfield Estate in Dublin. You can check out all the details here.

3. Rathwood, Carlow

It's time to get ready for Candy Lane. Take a magical trip through the Rathwood Festive Forest on the Rathwood Train. Tickets start from €15 and you can learn more about it here.

4. Luggwoods, Dublin

The Enchanted Forest Walk at Luggwoods is exactly what you need to get into the Christmas spirit. The experience runs from the 27th November to the 23rd December. Prices start at €15.95 for kids. Get all the details here.

5. Santa's Enchanted Castle, Wexford

The Santa's Enchanted Castle at Enniscorthy features a tour, festive treats, and many more activities to partake in. Tickets go on sale for Santa's Enchanted Castle on Saturday 25th September. The event will run from the 27th November to the 23rd December. Check out what to expect in the video below.

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6. Elf Town, Galway

Located at Galway Racecourse, Elf Town is back after having to cancel last year due to the pandemic. Glitter Pants, Santa's Head Elf, will guide your through all Elf Town has to offer. The experience is two hours long, occupies three buildings and four floors, and you'll get to meet Santa, Mrs. Claus, and the reindeer. Tickets are already on sale, you can book here.

7. Oakfield Park, Donegal

This beloved spot in Donegal is home to fun games, Christmas shows and Santa's grotto, as well as more magical events. The Santa Express runs from the 1st-23rd December. This event books up notoriously quickly, so if interested, get onto their site ASAP.

8. Causey Farm, Meath

The motto on the Causey Farm website reads "For Children, Young and Old, Who Love Christmas" and that's what we like to hear. Tickets go on sale on the 1st October so you have some time to decide when you want to go!

9. The Santa Experience, Various Locations

After difficulties last year with Covid-19, the Santa Experience will take all precautions to give you and your kids the safest meeting with Santa at his grotto. Bookings haven't been announced yet for the Santa Experience, but keep an eye on their socials, as the elves have been working hard to get it all ready this year.

10. Cork North Pole

At the Cork North Pole, the elves believe in the magic of making Christmas memories with the whole family. Parents are encouraged to join in the fun, and children will get the chance to build the toys alongside the elves. Tickets go on sale at 9am on the 1st October!

The time for booking is now, so what are you waiting for!

Header image via Instagram/oakfield_park

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