Santa Experiences in North Mayo 2018

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Santa Experiences in North Mayo

The Santa Experience is fast becoming a tradition with families and there are so many wonderful and magical Santa encounters to be had … Below is a list of Santa experiences in North Mayo with more to be added as we get word from the elves in the North Pole.

25th November, 2nd, 15th, 16th, 22nd & 23rd December: The Military Quarter’s Santa Grotto, Ballina 

The Santa grotto Ballina hosted by the 5th Mayo Scouting group will take you to meet with Mrs Claus and Santa  – you can have a chat and a giggle and tell Santa how good you’ve been all year.

Opening dates (times TBC)

25th November

2nd, 15th & 16th, 21st, 22nd, and 23rd  December

This is event is a arrive and queue event – no need for booking

Price: €7.50 per child –  includes visit and a Santa gift bag


8th/15th/22nd December – the Irish Rail Santa Train – with the 5th Mayo Scouting Group

Travel on the special Santa express from Ballina Train station.  Catch a glimpse of the cheeky Grinch, have a chat with Mrs Claus and meet the main man himself aboard the Santa Express

Dates of Departure: 8th, 15th and 22nd December at 11.10 am

Price €10 per ticket. Child must be accompanied by an adult

Tickets on sale from Ballina Train Station in the coming weeks.


Saturday 15th December – the Ballycastle Christmas Experience

On Saturday the 15th December Ballycastle gets into the festive spirit with their annual “Ballycastle Christmas Experience”, organised by BEO! the Ballycastle Events Organisation.

This celebration of the spirit of Christmas will be held in the stunning setting of “The Shambles” from 5pm-7pm. This Christmas experience will feature Santa and Mrs Claus in their grotto, and the elves busy at work in their workshop ahead of the big day. There will also be a living crib with real animals there on the evening with live music and other entertainment also being provided. The very best of festive season for all the family to enjoy.

This event is free, but any contributionto the Donation Box would be appreciated to help defray costs.

For more information:

Tel: 0863225128

Email: mairtinflannery@yahoo.com
Ballycastle Co Mayo Facebook


Sunday 16th December: The Ice House, Ballina – Sunday lunch with Santa

You’d better watch out…..Santa Claus is coming for Sunday lunch on December 16th. Look forward to a 3 course family Sunday lunch, plus a gift and activities for the kids. Places are limited so book early!

In one of the nicest Santa Experiences in North Mayo, Mammy and Daddy along with the little ones are invited to the hotel on Sunday December 16th from 1 pm. Enjoy lots of activities for the little people, storytelling, face painting, cookie decorating, kids can play in Santa’s Grotto while waiting for him to arrive. Santa will arrive by boat after lunch down the River Moy where he will meet all his little guests in the Ice House Grotto. Kids on the day will receive a gift from Santa.

The Details:

Adults’ Lunch: €27 per person, children’s lunch: €18.50 per child (includes visit to Santa, games and activities, sweet table and a present from the man himself!)

Call the Ice House on 096 23500 and book your place before they all go.

Time: 1 pm – 3 pm

Note: This is a pre-paid event  – at the time of booking full payment is taken.


Keep an eye for more fun Santa Experiences in North Mayo to be added! 

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