Visit Santa Galway– Come Visit Santa Claus

An Enchanted Christmas at Visit Santa Galway

Slieve Aughty Centre



Christmas Family Festival Ireland Slieve Aughty Centre


2016 Christmas Festival Dates

Visit Santa Galway

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays December 3rd-23rd,
4-7 pm Fridays and the 21st and 22nd
12-6pm Saturdays, Sundays and the 23rd

Every year, Santa plans a stop at Slieve Aughty Centre, where he enjoys a soft chair next to a cosy fire in his cabin while he visits with children from around the country.  Each family gets scheduled personal time with Santa and a small gift.
Before and/or after your Santa visit there are lots of other things to do. Pet Santa’s “pony” reindeer and the donkeys at the live nativity, browse the Christmas Shop, chat with other families over a cup of hot chocolate and home-made pancakes, and enjoy the festive music.  The kids can make some crafts, get their faces painted, and meet a friendly polar bear while waiting for storytelling (all included in your entry cost!).

Save some room for home-made treats and organic mulled wine at The Three Tower Organic Kitchen, open all day .Christmas Family Festival Ireland Slieve Aughty Centre

Slieve Aughty Centre’s Christmas Festival offers something new and different, with live characters, storytelling, arts and crafts, shows, animals, the Snow Queen and more. You never know who will be visiting or what surprises are in store. What we do promise is that you will experience a Christmas Festival like no other with a family feel.

“We have come here every year for the last 4 years.  We love it!  Santa experience is lovely for the kids and the lovely festive food is delightful…Its a fabulous family run festival and really is so special for all the family.  See you again next year!” 

“If only places like this existed when I was a child. The closest to a movie/ fairytale/ Willie Wonka like real life experience. We will be back! ” 

Great activities for all the family, lovely bright lights and everything! Wouldn’t change anything!” 

Very enjoyable, relaxing and simplistic. This is our 3rd year here. Thank you.” Christmas Family Festival Ireland Slieve Aughty Centre

Click here for more comments and highlights from previous Christmas Festivals

Slieve Aughty Is the proud winner of the 2010 Best Santa Award from MyKidsTime!!!!  Thanks for your votes and comments:

best santa award Value for money No one rushing you from one thing to another Great pancakes True Christmas welcoming feel.
Santa takes his time to chat with each kid, and he’s always jolly and personal. It makes a believer out of even the most cynical. A
 perfect day out and a magical experience


Pre-booking is required. Book Now!

€3/baby up to 23mths     €27.50/child     €10.00/adult     €90 Family Pass (3 children and 2 adults)
Been to the festival before?  Ask us about a loyalty discount!

View the Christmas Festival photo album.

We proudly make every effort to avoid plastic and battery operated toys so common these days and instead seek to find unique gifts that children can interact with and enjoy creatively.

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