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Gingerbread Factory and Letters
Gingerbread Factory And Letters
  30/11 to 23/12
Make your own gingerbread, enjoy a hot chocolate then write and post your letter to Santa in the Big Green Post Box, before taking Toots the Train to your next stop. Admission: FREE website
The Hunt Museum, Limerick CIty
Santa's Workshop Aillwee Cave
Santa's Workshop Aillwee Cave
  24/11 to 22/12
065 7077036
Santa Claus has been taking up his annual residence at Aillwee Cave in Ballyvaughan especially to meet children and their families since The Millennium. He works very hard as he prepares this unique event. Along with Mrs Claus and his team of happy Elves, Santa ensures a very special personalised visit for each child.  On Thurday December 6th, Santa will attempt to slow down the pace around the workshop. This way children with sensory challenges and autism can join in the fun and festivities. We hope to create a safe and happy environment to enjoy with their friends and families. Admission: Adults €17, Children €34, Babies €7
Ballyvaughan Clare
Bringing Mindfulness to Children
Bringing Mindfulness To Children
  08/12 to 09/12
"Bringing Mindfulness to Children" 2 day workshop Saturday 8th December & Sunday 9th December Includes 2 Full Days, (Sat & Sun 10 - 4pm approx ) Personal mindfulness Psychological understandings Understanding our our Mind Neuroscience Videos Mindful Experience's Mindful Techniques A personal mindful manual Full 10 Lesson Plan Manual
Times: 10am - 4pm Admission: €189
e: mindfulnessschoolsireland
Free on first Wednesdays
Free On First Wednesdays
ON THE FIRST Wednesday of every month, various heritage sites managed by the Office of Public Works that normally charge admission throw their doors open for free. So it won’t cost you anything to bring the family to Charles Fort in Kinsale, Co Cork; Athenry Castle in Co Galway; and Trim Castle in Co Meath and the Rock of Cashel in Co Tipperary – to name just a few. Visit website linke below for details of participating locations. (Note - not applicable at Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin Castle and Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre). Admission: FREE
Various Locations
Magic of Santa Fota House
Magic Of Santa Fota House
  07/12 to 16/12
021 4815543
Experience the sights and sounds of Christmas as you prepare to meet Santa Claus himself and tell him what you would like this Christmas. Every child will receive a gift from Santa Claus and there will be lots of seasonal photo opportunities throughout the house - so don't forget to bring your camera! ‘The Magic of Santa’ runs Friday 7th December from 5pm to 8.00pm, Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th from 12.00pm to 8.00pm; Friday 14th December from 5pm to 8.00pm, Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th from 12.00pm to
Fota House, Arboretum & Gardens, Carrigtwohill, Cork
Toots the Christmas Train
Toots The Christmas Train
to 23/12
061 312833
Hop on board Toots the Train, travel through the heart of the city and experience the festive sights and Christmas lights! Each weekend from Friday 30th November to Sunday 23rd December (Fri – Sun inclusive), Toots the Train will be travelling around the city centre bringing Christmas cheer. Wheelchair accessible, buggy friendly, FREE! Admission: FREE website
Arthurs Quay Park, Limerick City
King John's Castle Christmas
King John's Castle Christmas
  01/12 to 23/12
The Magical Christmas Marquee is the meeting point. Here The Elves will guide you to Santa’s Grotto where your Magical Christmas Visit to Santa Claus begins. Within the castle walls, The Courtyard will be crammed full of fun shows, seasonal activities, trails, treats and festive workshops. Take your time to explore King Johns Castle before and after that special visit. Happy
King John's Castle Limerick
Cork On Ice
Cork On Ice
  07/11 to 27/01
021 2066066
Cork On Ice has become a winter tradition for many in Munster, operating at Mahon Point Shopping Centre from November to January each season. With a large main rink, a separate smaller rink and a variety of events (e.g. The Penguin Club, Skate with Santa and Student Nights) we have something for everyone!
Times: 10.30am - 9pm Admission: Special offers from €10
Mahon Point Cork
Baby Market CORK
Baby Market Cork
  27/01 to 27/01
Early Entry Tickets available at  TONS of top quality nearly new maternity, infant and children's gear at a fraction of the new price. Strollers, sterilisers, toys, clothes and a whole lot more! Save a small fortune at our parent to parent indoor market. Fab local baby business, craft, service and info stalls in the mix too.
Times: 12 pm - 2 pm Admission: €3 per person, €5 for 2, kids
Rochestown Park Hotel Cork
Christmas at Leahys Farm
Christmas At Leahys Farm
  24/11 to 23/12
086 8560461
Come on a magical visit through Santa’s Village. Begin your journey through the mystical forest where you will find Mrs Claus baking cookies and scones in her little cottage. Step into a magical land of fairies and elves, where you will be granted a special wish from the Christmas Angel. And finally meet Santa Claus himself where you can have a little chat and receive a little present. While visiting Our Santa’s Village Experience, why not also check out our farm animals! Admission: €22 child, €14 adult
Leahy's Open Farm, Midleton Cork
Christmas at Bunratty Castle
Christmas At Bunratty Castle
  24/11 to 23/12
061 370502
Santa is coming to Bunratty with all the excited Elves, lovely Mrs Claus, marvellous Mike - our resident Storyteller and all our Bunratty Christmas Characters. This year we are so excited to have the Bunratty ICE RINK. The Ice Rink has limited availability. You must book the Bunratty Ice Rink when reserving your visit to Santa.
Times: Various times Admission: Adult: €15.00, Child: €30.00. Baby €7.00
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Bunratty Clare
Santa at Stonehall Wildlife Park
Santa At Stonehall Wildlife Park
  01/12 to 22/12
+353 61 393 940
Come & see Santa and Rudolph & the Reindeers before their big adventure on Christmas Eve. Meet the animals and play in the fun indoor play area. Kiddies get a present from Santa & adults can enjoy tea/coffee or mulled wine and a mince pie made by Mrs Claus herself. A Magical experience not to be missed - 15 mins from Limerick city.
Times: Weekends 12-6pm, Midweek 5-6pm Admission: €20 per Child, €8 per Adult
Curraghchas Limerick
Winterval Christmas Festival
Winterval Christmas Festival
  17/11 to 23/12
051 511078
From November 17th to December 23rd, Ireland’s oldest city transforms into Ireland’s Christmas capital. Throughout Winterval, the Viking Triangle and the retail heart of the city come alive with Christmas markets, Santa’s Kingdom, Winterval illuminates light show, a new bigger ice rink at Winterval on Ice and so much more for young and old alike. Admission: Free & Ticketed Events
Waterford City
Cork Opera House - Aladdin
Cork Opera House - Aladdin
  29/11 to 20/01
+ 353 (0) 21 – 427 0022
The widely acclaimed creative team that brought you Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella and Ireland’s only 5 star panto – Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs returns to bring the enchanting tale of Aladdin to life on our stage. Don’t miss this spectacular Cork Opera House production, jam packed with the magnificent scenery, costumes, live music, spectacular dance routines, comedy capers and the magical special effects you’ve come to know and love!
Times: 2pm & 7pm Admission: Tickets start at €27.50
Emmet Place, Cork City,