1. What is the Santa Experience?
The Santa Experience is an interactive multi-family tour through the North Pole ending in Santa’s magical house. Each tour has a maximum of 6 children to allow Santa to speak to each child individually. The family experience includes visiting the Elves Post Office, Santa’s Reindeer Stable and Sleigh Station followed by a journey through the Arctic before arriving at Santa’s front door. When your family enters Santa’s log cabin, your child(ren) are welcome to meet Santa himself and receive a present. By completing the “Santa Needs to Know” form, Santa will know your child’s name and what they want for Christmas, along with some other fun info that you choose to provide. A professional photographer will be on hand to capture these magical moments. Photos are available for purchase upon exiting the grotto.
2. Can I book?
Yes! The Santa Experience is one of the few Santa’s whereby you can book your preferred time and date to suit your schedule.
3. How do I book?
Simply go to our homepage and click the “Book Tickets” tab OR click here on Book Tickets
4. Do I have to make a reservation\booking?
You do not have to make a reservation but we highly recommend you do so. Our booking system opens August 01st 2017 and weekends book up quickly. To be assured your preferred date and time use our online booking page.
5. What does my booking time mean?
Example: If your booking time is 2:00pm please arrive at your time and NOT before. You will firstly be checked in to our waiting area where there are elves and games to entertain the children. We will also check your “Santa needs to know form” – click here for form to ensure all the children’s details are correct. – You will then be entered into the Santa Experience between 2:00-2:30pm depending on what time you arrive & the varying group sizes. But don’t worry, we have a fun and festive waiting area.
6. How much does it cost?
Admission: Child- €10.00 (includes gift)
Note: A €3.00 online booking fee per transaction will apply.
7. What is the Santa needs to know form?
The Santa needs to know form is a form you fill out and bring with you on the day of your visit. It is VERY IMPORTANT. You fill in your children’s name, age, school teacher and one line of personal info so Santa can speak to your child personally.
8. Where can I get the Santa needs to know form?
After booking online your confirmation email should have a link to the form. You can fill it out and then print it. You can also get a form from the “Forms” section of our website Forms. You can print off as many forms as you like just in case you need to change the info prior to your visit. ALSO, don’t worry, if you forget your form we have blank copies at reception.
9. Where are the three Santa Experiences located?
a. Dublin: 1st floor, (old)Dunnes Stores, Ilac Centre, Dublin 1.
b. Limerick: The Jetland Shopping Centre, Ennis Road, Limerick.
c. Cork: Top floor, Dunnes Stores, 105 Patrick St., Cork.
10. How much do photos cost?
1. Printed- One individual photo costs €12.00. Each additional photo costs €6.00.
2. Digital- A USB stick of all your photos is €30.00. One 8 x 10 printed photo is also included with the purchase of a USB stick.
11. What size are the printed photos?
The photos are 8 x 10 inches.
12. Are the photos framed?
13. What type of frame is it?
The frame is black with silver edging. It also has a stand or can be propped up vertically or horizontally. They are truly ideal to keep on display in your house year round!
14. Which formats are the photos available on?
a. Printed – All photos come framed are in an 8 x 10 format.
b. Digital – There is an option to purchase all photos on a USB stick.
15. Can I take my own photos?
No. A professional photographer is on hand in Santa’s cabin & we ask patrons not to take photos throughout the experience.
16. What charities do you support?
a. Temple St. Children’s Hospital, Dublin
b. Mercy Children’s Hospital, Cork
c. Limerick 95FM Children’s ark
17. Do you visit the hospitals?
Yes. We visit each hospital with Santa and his elves giving gifts and selection boxes to all the children.
18. How do I contact the Santa Experience?
a. Go to our homepage and click the “Contact” tab and fill in the online form
b. Email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
c. Facebook – Send us a private message on our Facebook page The Santa Experience Facebook page.
19. What are “Santa’s letters”?
The Santa’s letter section of our website allows you to order a unique letter from Santa personalised to each child.
20. How do I order?
Go to the our homepage and click the “Santa’s letters” tab.
21. How much does a letter cost?
Letters cost €7 each. This includes postage and delivery.
22. What are the “Good List Certificates?”
When you order a letter you are given the opportunity to purchase a “Good list certificate” for that child. This is a bespoke certificate designed exclusively for the Santa Experience. It is delivered with the letter.
23. How much does a certificates cost?
Certificates cost €3 each.
24. When is the last order taken?
December 14th is when we close our online order system.
25. When are the last deliveries?
Our last batch is posted on December 15th