Where to visit Santa – Christmas 2020
It is hard to predict Christmas 2020 but one thing is for certain, if we have learnt anything from Lockdown it is the true meaning of Christmas. So let’s shake off worries about what we may not be able to do and embrace what we can. With this in mind, I have created a list of ways to Visit Santa in Ireland this Christmas with virtual Santa grottos, Santa drive-through and social distancing Santa experiences so we can all enjoy the most wonderful time of the year even though something’s may be a little different this festive season.
If you’d rather chat to Santa or receive a personalised message from him from the comfort of your own home, then Santa Live is a great option. Brought to you by the elves behind Santa’s Christmas Wonderland, which has entertained thousands of children through the years, it’s bound to be a magical experience. We received a personalised message from the man himself and it certainly brightened up these tougher days to get them going for Christmas.
Chat to Santa on a live Zoom call, and also available are personalised letters and an official Good List certificate, signed by Santa himself. Santa Live also do an excellent corporate offering for companies so they can send a more personal message to their families and for clubs and schools. The prices are very flexible and there is something for all budgets.
Live session chatting with Santa in his Grotto on your screen in your home – €15.00
1 Personalised Good List Certificate with a personalised letter from Santa. – €5.00
2 Personalised Good List Certificates with 2 personalised letters from Santa. – €9.00
3 Personalised Good List Certificates with 3 personalised letters from Santa – €12.00
4 Personalised Good List Certificates with 4 personalised letters from Santa – €14.00
Santa’s Virtual Workshop, Aillwee Cave
This season Santa is still taking up his annual residence deep in Aillwee Cave in the Burren region of County Clare. His workshop is still there where the elves are busy preparing gifts and toys. Santa can still have a chat with the children this year with Santa’s Virtual Workshop!
This will be an interactive live Zoom call with Santa from his workshop in Aillwee Cave. The experience will begin with Holly the Elf, bringing you through the Cave to Santa’s Workshop. Santa then will have a chat to each child about their interests, news and conversation on how their year has been since Santa last visited their homes. To finish the call, you are brought to the Birds of Prey Centre where you see what Mrs Claus and the falconers are up to!
The experience is a 20 minute (maximum) virtual to Santa’s Workshop. You can choose to invite additional members to your family call to witness the magic unfold or cherish the memory with a recording of the experience with an on-screen photograph. Aillwee is partnering with Barnardos Children’s Charity – so €1 will be donated for every purchase, each child and each add-on option.
Due to the high demand for bookings they have just launched a new date for bookings on Wednesday the 16th of December from 4pm – 8pm but don’t hang around as I imagine they will not be available for long!
Santa’s Grotto Christmas Drive-In, RDS Dublin
This year, Mr & Mrs Claus have been hard at work building a North Pole Outpost in the RDS, so their team of elves can give you a magical insight into Santa’s magical operations, while remaining socially distant. And don’t worry, you’ll still get to meet the man himself!
Set off on an adventure down a winding road of wonder including Winter Workshops, Santa’s Sorting Office, the Snow Blizzard Containment Centre and even see the Elves’ Christmas Control Centre and much, much more!
Mr & Mrs Clause will be there to safely meet and greet you and your family! Then before you leave, pull up alongside Santa’s sleigh, grab a treat, but make sure to be on your best behaviour as Santa knows!
One ticket per car but up to 7 people in the car for only €53.17.
So hurry and book now at https://driveinsanta.ie/
SantaOnline.ie is simply and easy way to meet Santa from the comfort of our homes using Zoom. Another great feature of Santa Online is you can share the Zoom link with family members who wish to also attend the visit but there is a maximum of 2 accounts to join the video visit. However, the total number of children in your booking is the total children permitted to attend a meeting with Santa. Therefore you could join with another family or invite the grandparents to join in.
If you book 5 days in advance you should receive the gifts by post which Santa will ask you to produce while he is on. The prices including presents are €30 for one child, €50 for two children, €60 for three, €75 for four and €85 for five. To book just go online to https://meetsantaonline.com/ and it is that simply!
And the best part of it all is, SantaOnline.ie will be donating €1 from every booking made to Laura Lynn Children’s Hospice so it’s all for a good cause!
Elf Town, Galway
The industry leaders behind Elf Town Galway have created the best virtual Santa experience for Christmas, 2020. Santa is planning to join you and your family virtually in front of the Christmas tree to talk to your children about the magic of this time of year. The elves behind the sell-out show have adapted and got Santa to come into your homes through zoom.
The Zoom will start with a magical entry video through a snowy forest right up to the front door of Santa’s Grotto which will lead into the live video stream with your family and Santa. Each child will be sent an official Elf Town Zoom invitation in the post with Santa’s special Elf Town coin in a Christmas presentation box and the magical meeting will take 10 minutes with Santa familiarised about important information about each child.
You can book your private Santa Zoom through this link and prices below:
Adults plus 1 x Child €34.95
Additional children €14.95
Adults and babies under 2 are free
Luggwoods Santa’s Enchanted Forest
Irelands most authentic Santa Experience is at Luggwoods again this year however, they have re-invented their Magical Christmas event, so you still get that amazing Luggwoods experience but in the safest environment for your family.
Each Family group will walk the Magical Forest trail that leads the way to meet Santa in his Enchanted Forest settingguided by the Luggwoods characters as you help them with their Christmas preparations and ensure Santa is 100% ready for Christmas Eve.
Set in the foothills of the Dublin Mountains, Luggwoods Santa’s Enchanted Forest truly is an Authentic Christmas experience however if you want to see Santa from Luggwoods from the comfort of your own home you also have the zoom option. What I love most about this is that the prices are excellent and if we can travel the woodland trail will be magical.
Visit Santa: Child – €19.50 Adult – €14.50
Zoom with Santa from your own home: €35
Personalised Message: €10.00