Tuesday 25 April 2017

Sample the real spirit of the season

Santa Claus at Glenroe Farm

Kilcoole, Co Wicklow. glenroefarm.com, Tel: 01-287 2288

  • Green Santa at Belvedere House

Mullingar, Co Westmeath. belvedere-house.ie, Tel: 044 9349060

  • Winter Wonderland at Lullymore Heritage Park

Rathangan, Co Kildare. lullymoreheritagepark.com, Tel: 045 870 238

  • Santa steam trains

From Dublin and Belfast, rpsi-online.org

  • National Concert Hall 'The Snowman Movie -- Live Concert'

From December 12. nch.ie, Tel: 01-417 0000.

  • Dublin Docklands Christmas Market

Until December 22, ddda.ie

  • Dublin SPCA Santa Wonderland

Mount Venus Road, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16. dspca.ie, Tel: 01-4994700.

  • Family Fun at

Wolfe Tone Sq, Dublin

Fun day Dec 8; market continues until Dec 12. unwrapdublin.ie

  • Make Your Own Ceramic Christmas Tree Decorations

Portmarnock, Dublin. December 19. artworkscafe.ie

  • The Arctic Experience

Fota Wildlife Park, Cork. fotawildlife.ie, Tel: 021-4812678.

  • Ireland's Lapland at Glendeer Pet Farm

Curryroe, Drum, Athlone, Co Westmeath. glendeer.com, Tel: 090-6437 147.

  • Santa at Adare's Old Creamery Gift Co

Blackabbey Creamery, Adare, Co Limerick. oldcreameryco.com, Tel: 06- 395734.

  • Winter Wonderland at

Westport House & Country Park, Co Mayo. westporthouse.ie, Tel: 098-27766 / 27780.

  • Santa's Winter Wonderland at Crag Cave

Crag, Castleisland, Co Kerry. cragcave.com, Tel: 066 7141244.

  • Santa's Magical Trail in Clanard Court Hotel

Dublin Road, Athy, Kildare. santasmagicaltrail.ie, Tel: 059 8640666.

  • 12 Days of Christmas at Mellowes

Mellowes Adventure & Childcare, Athboy, Co Meath. mellowes.ie, Tel: 046-9433921.

  • Christmas at Aillwee Cave

Aillwee Cave, Ballyvaughan, Co Clare. aillweecave.ie, Tel: 1890 245 593.

  • Christmas at Moher Hill Open Farm

Cliffs of Moher Road, Liscannor, Co Clare. moherfarm.ie, Tel: 065 7081071.

  • Christmas at Barradrum Farm

Barradrum Farm, Barradrum, Street, Rathowen, Westmeath. barradrumfarm.ie, Tel: 043-66 85922.

  • Santa at Leahy's Open Farm

Dungourney, Co Cork. leahysopenfarm.ie, Tel: 021-4668461.

  • Or you could always feed the reindeer at Phoenix Park -- they'll need carrots before their Christmas Eve travels!

Irish Independent

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