• Dublin City Mum

Best Santa Experiences Dublin 2019

Updated: Mar 21, 2020

Word on the street is that Santa is coming to town and is already starting to book up. Get ready to deck the halls with boughs of holly, tinsel and glitter baubles (and to get through Halloween first!) but before you do all that it's time to book in a visit with the big man himself. If you want to know where to take the kids to visit Santa this year, I've compiled a list of the best Santa Experiences in Dublin.

The Santa experiences are in no particular order. I'm not a magic fairy elf who's been to them all but the experiences below are the top ranked, come highly recommended and I would happily bring my family to any of them!


🎄Santa’s Grotto at EPIC

Under 12 months: FREE | Age 1-3: €16.00 | Age 4-12: €22.00 | Adult (18+): €12 | Teenager (13 -17): €8.50 | Sat 14th & Sun 15th Dec + Sat 21st & Sun 22nd Dec | Info


Join EPIC for an unforgettable Christmas experience with Santa’s Grotto at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum! Begin your magical journey in the atmospheric vaults of The CHQ Building in Dublin’s City Centre. Your family will be welcomed by Mrs. Claus and Santa’s elves before meeting Santa in his magical grotto. Visit Santa in his magical grotto and receive a special gift. Sing your favourite Christmas songs and share stories with Mrs Claus. Make a special pouch of reindeer food with Santa’s elves. Visit their award winning interactive museum and take part in a Christmas themed Discovery Trail. Have fun in the snow cabin and avail of a great photo opportunity. And finally visit Bakehouse for Hot Chocolate and a Christmas treat.


🎄Christmas at Luggwoods Enchanted Forest

Child from €21.00 | Adult from €14.00 | Children under 12 Months go free | 30th Nov – 23rd Dec | Info


Visit Santa this year at the amazing Luggwoods Santa’s Enchanted Forest experience. The magical journey begins when you enter the beautiful enchanted Luggwoods forest. For your magical journey to meet Santa Claus, you’ll jump on Board Santa’s tractor drawn Luggwoods Express which takes you through the Twinkling lights of The Enchanted Forest and down to The Luggwoods Big Red Barn. Santa’s Elves will be your guides. They will sing & interact with everyone as you and your family help save Christmas. You’ll even see the grumpy old Grinch along the way!  Meet Mrs Claus, Rudolph and the reindeer’s, hear stories from the Crazy Elf Sparkles and do a Christmas dance in Santa’s wonderful rustic decorated barns. Of course, you also get to meet the big man himself!! You and your family will meet the real Santa Claus with a personal visit just for your family together. He’ll even have a present for all the boys and girls. There are professional photos available with Santa himself and you can have your photo taken on his Giant Wooden Luggwoods sleigh. After all that, you can spend time in the barn and enjoy lots of entertainment and the kids get to enjoy their free hot chocolate and return part of your Luggwoods journey as you sing and Laugh with the Elves on the ride back through Luggwoods Santa’s Enhanced Forest.