Christmas is all about spending time together as a family, visiting relatives and indulging in good food. This year, why not start the festivities with an experience that will delight Mum, Dad and all the kids.
To help you get in the mood, here are five events happening across the Leinster region this year:
1. Rathwood Santa Train, Co. Carlow
The Rathwood Santa Adventure is Ireland’s most popular Santa Experience and takes guests on an experience through the Enchanted Forest to visit Santa as he prepares for the most wonderful time of the year.
2. Green Santa at Belvedere, Co. Dublin
Santa will arrive at Belvedere House by boat across Lough Ennell, before heading back in time to his Victorian magical grotto. But instead of being dressed in red robes, the big man himself will be wearing the colours of times gone past - green!
3. Lisduff Santa Train, Co. Laois
The Santa Train will make its way through the Lisduff Adventure Farm to Santa's extra special Woodland Home where each child will receive a special present.
4. Santa Experience at Amber Springs Hotel, Co. Wexford
Children will delight in the festive sights and sounds of Christmas not to mention the aromas of hot chocolate, roasted marshmallows and chestnuts! Once you walk in the door you will be welcomed into a magically festive Santa experience with Mrs Claus and all the elves.
5. Christmas Island, Hidden Valley Holiday Park, Co. Wicklow
Experience the magic of Christmas this year with thousands of twinkling lights, Santa Claus, Mrs Claus, the Elves, Rudolph, The North Pole Express (Santa’s magical white train), presents, activities, food and much more!