Visit Westport House’s Winter Wonderland where you will be met by Santa, Mrs Claus and their Elves! You will experience a blizzard of Christmas spirit as you step into the stunning 18th century Westport House, which will be transformed into a magical winter wonderland from Saturday November 26th until Christmas Eve.
As it tis the season to be jolly you will warm up with a complimentary glass of mulled wine or a juice for the little ones. Whether you’ve been naughty or nice, you will treated to activities galore! You can visit Santa and his elves at Santa’s Grotto in the beautiful Drawing Room where you will receive a special Christmas gift and join Mrs Claus for magical storytelling and a sing-song by the fireside in the Library. The resident snow(wo)man will be on hand to paint their faces with Christmas cheer and you can also join in the Little Drummer Boy workshop. Be sure to visit the Elves Workshop where you may paint your own Christmas decoration which you can hang proudly on their own tree at home or give to someone special as a gift. Once you’re finished enjoying your visit in the House, please take a ride on the Polar Express through the grounds and watch out for surprises around each corner while you stay warm with a complimentary blanket.
Photography is encouraged in the grotto so please plan to bring along your own camera if you would like a photo with Santa as Westport House will not be distributing photos. However, the unauthorised use of photographic or video equipment to record children other than your own is strictly prohibited.
Please note that we cannot allow buggies in Westport House due to the beautiful parquet floors which are genuinely antiques in their own right. We realise this is not ideal and so, we will have a limited number of baby carriers (like a baby bjorn) on hand for you to borrow for your visit. We highly recommend that you bring your own in case they are all in use.
When: Running every weekend from November 24th through Christmas Eve. Groups may book mid-week by appointment only (15+ people)! Bookings will be made every half hour. Your visit to Santa’s Grotto will last 20-25 minutes from start to finish although, there’s much more to enjoy in the house. Please plan on spending a couple of hours here to enjoy it all.
Babies under 1 will go free (please note that a gift is not included).
€10 for infants (children aged 1 - 2 yrs - please note that a gift is included).
€20 for children
€10 for adults
Please note that all activities detailed above are included in your ticket.