Santa Experience 2022

A visit to Santa at Lough Gur starts when you arrive to register at Santa’s winter retreat at Loughgur’s Heritage Centre.  Here you will get to meet Mrs Claus, and her helpers and have an opportunity to take some photos, see her beautiful kitchen and maybe even get to hear some funny stories of Santa.

Each child will then meet Santa himself where they will be enthralled by stories and chat. You can be sure that he will pass the beard pulling test as he is, of course the real deal as verified by our younger visitors from previous years.  Every child will receive a gift from Santa before they leave.

Sensory Morning Saturday December 3rd 9:00am to 11.00am

The Lough Gur Santa experience is dedicating the morning of December 3rd 2022 from 9.00am to 11.00am. This morning is specifically only for families with children sensory needs.

Please read the detailed event description below, for full details of the event dates, Covid guidelines, details of the professional Santa photos, along with the terms & conditions of your booking.

So that we have the correct details please ensure to provide the Name, Age & Gender of each child attending Santa in the form below. If you are making a booking for more than 5 children, please contact us directly with the details of additional children.  Please note that only one family unit can visit Santa, per booking slot, this year due to Covid guidelines. 

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Description

The Lough Gur Santa visits will take place on the following weekend dates:

  • 26th & 27th November
  • 3rd & 4th December (Sensory Morning will happen on Saturday 3rd Dec at 9.00am – 11.00am )
  • 10 & 11th December
  • 17th & 18th of December.
2022 Covid-19 Santa Guidelines

Both staff and guests will be asked to comply with HSE & Government Covid guidelines that are in place at the time of your visit.
Note that the event will be subject to change based on government guidelines relating to Covid at the time of the events.

What to Expect on Your Visit?

A visit to Santa at Lough Gur starts when you arrive to register at Santa’s winter retreat at Loughgur’s Heritage Centre.  Here you will get to meet Mrs Claus, and her helpers and have an opportunity to take some photos, see her beautiful kitchen and maybe even get to hear some funny stories of Santa.

Each child will then meet Santa himself where they will be enthralled by stories and chat. You can be sure that he will pass the beard pulling test as he is, of course the real deal as verified by our younger visitors from previous years.  Every child will receive a gift from Santa before they leave.

When your visit to Santa is over you will have time to enjoy the other magical aspects of Lough Gur including Santa’s sleigh where you can sit and look out over Lough Gur Lake, it is the perfect place for a photo opportunity.  You will also get to visit the playground (weather permitting).  The playground will be open exclusively for Santa’s special guests.

Before you go home.

Don’t forget to call to our Kiosk in the outside car park, where Santa’s helpers will prepare your complimentary Tea/Coffee/ mince pie for the adults and delicious hot chocolate with marshmallows and cream for the kids.

If you do want a stress free, traditional Santa visit then this is the option for you.  All proceeds from the event go to Lough Gur Development. A non profit community organisation working to preserve and protect the area of Lough Gur. All children must be supervised at all times.

Sensory Morning Saturday December 3rd 9:00am to 11.00am

The Lough Gur Santa experience is dedicating the morning of December 3rd 2022 from 9.00am to 11.00am. This morning is specifically only for families with children sensory needs.

Santa Photos

Our professional photographer Keith Wiseman will be on hand to capture all the magical moments. The photograph package is optional but available at an extra cost on the day payable directly to our photographer.

Terms & Conditions
    • A booking fee of €1.20 will be applied to all bookings on checkout.
    • Each booking must include at least one (1) accompanying adult.
    • Once your tickets have been purchased, please note that the booking is non-changeable and non-refundable. All sales, once made, are final. This however does not, in any way, affect your statutory rights.
    • If you fail to show at your given appointment time ,the organisers are not obliged to reschedule,  so NO shows are non refundable.
    • This event is organised and managed by the Lough Gur Development volunteers. Lough Gur Development is a not-for-profit community organisation. All issues will be dealt with directly by the organisation under their event management terms and conditions.

Click here to review the full terms and conditions associated with all Lough Gur events. 

Testimonials

Best Santa visit we’ve had! Lough Gur was so refreshing. Away from the hustle and bustle and just quality family time in beautiful surroundings. Santa was exceptional, spending as much time with the kids as they wanted. The scenery is a photographers dream, i could have sat in the sleigh and looked out at the lake and mountains all day. After Santa, we took the 100 steps to visit the fairies and take in the views of the surrounding area. We had been advised to count the fairies and report back to make sure they were all there, a task my five year old was more than willing to accept. Can’t wait to return in the spring, packing a picnic and spending longer in the area. Thanks so much for giving us the opportunity to discover a new hidden gem.”

” Brilliant experience again. Mrs Claus was amazing and Santa was fantastic. A great afternoon “

” It was magical for my little man again he was mesmerised Santa was wonderful and my son got lovely presents.”

” What a fantastic experience x Thanks so much. We really enjoyed the magical experience. Really loved our morning xx”

” A fabulous experience all the elves were great fun interacting with the children. Mr&Mrs Claus were amazing magical experience.”

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