Where to find Santa Claus in Dublin this Christmas
There is no better way to get into the Christmas spirit then going to see Santa Claus and all of his little helpers. It is the perfect festive day out with the family, do some Christmas shopping, go to the Panto, visit the main man himself and finish off with a lovely bite to eat. After all it would be a shame not to visit Santa considering he has come all the way from the North Pole.
Here is a list of places where you and the kids can visit Santa Claus around DublinTown this Christmas.
Santa Claus has arrived at Arnotts and will be staying in their magical grotto until Christmas Eve. You’ll find Santa’s Grotto on the Second Level of the store beside the furniture department.
There will be a professional photographer at the Grotto available to capture the perfect photograph of your visit, which can be purchased afterwards along with novelty gifts to enhance your experience and treasure forever.
Arnotts virtual Santa Q means you don’t have to spend hours waiting in line to visit Santa Claus. Tickets are allocated on a first come, first served basis each day so you can get your Santa Q ticket when you arrive and spend the waiting time engaging in festive activities across the store. They will let you know when it’s almost time to meet Santa Claus so you have plenty of time to make your way to the Grotto.
The best thing of all is that your visit to Santa Claus is free and includes an I’ve Seen Santa badge for each child! For more information and the opening hours for Arnotts Santa’s Grotto click here.
Santa Clause and his elves have arrived safely from their long journey at Jervis Shopping Centre. Santa Claus and his elf possy have set up base here until Christmas Eve, here are the opening times to go see them:
Jervis Santa Grotto price list:
The award winning and original Santa Experience returns to the Ilac Centre in Dublin City. Over the past 7 years The Santa Experience in association with Dunnes Stores has provided children and adults alike with a magical journey to Santa’s House.
Travelling through 5 fun filled festive rooms meeting elves, reindeer, polar bears and maybe even getting to ride in Santa’s Sleigh on your way to meet the big man himself. Santa’s Grotto is located on the 1st floor, Dunnes Stores (next to the lifts).
Santas Grotto will be in the Ilac from Friday, 25th of November 2016 to Friday, 23rd of December, from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm. It costs: €10 per child & €3 per adult. (€3 booking fee per transaction).You book your visit to Santa’s Grotto online, on the Ilac website before hand, which means no queuing or hanging around.
One jolly man at one jolly place!
Santa’s Grotto is located on the top floor of Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre, from the 26th of November to the 23rd of December.
To get your tickets you go the Grotto reception, where one of the elves will greet you and give your a ticket number. The elves will advise you what time to come back at, based on your ticket number.
A little birdy told us that Santa Claus is going to Easons this Christmas. Santa will be arriving at Eason, O’Connell St Dublin Store on December 1st! We heard that Santa loves books!
In anticipation of his arrival Mrs.Clause is kindly visiting Easons for some special storytelling in the children’s department of the store on the following dates:
Thursday 24th November, 6.00pm- 7.00pm.
Friday 25th November, 2.00pm – 4.00pm.
Saturday 26th November, 2.00pm – 4.00pm.
Sunday 27th November,2.00pm -4.00pm.
We hope the kids have a magical experience, with the one and only Santa Claus! #DublinaAtChristmas