Son of a Nutcracker! Here are Elf Events to Enjoy With The Kids

Jill Holtz

September 9, 2019

Castlecomer Discovery Park Elf & Fairy Village at Christmas Elf Places in Ireland

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Not in a holiday mood yet? Don’t be a cotton-headed ninny-muggins. And if you’re not getting the reference (or our title above) then you obviously need to watch “Elf”! We’ve gone all elf-ish at Mykidstime HQ and found some fun elf events taking place. Son of a Nutcracker! Here are Elf Events to Enjoy With The Kids:

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ElfTown Galway

Santa and his merry band of elves are looking forward to returning to Galway and meeting all the wonderful boy and girls at Elf Town. This year’s Christmas experience returns even BIGGER and BETTER with lots of new characters to guide you on your way as well as new and exciting additions to bring smiles to all faces. From the moment you enter Elf Town, families will feel as if they have landed in the North Pole and children will get a real winter wonderland experience.

The Elf Town Experience includes:

  • A 90-minute interactive journey through Elf Town – starts when you receive your Elf Town Passport and Elf Town Santa hat
  • A magical winter wonderland Christmas adventure over 4 floors with different themed areas and magical scenery throughout the entire experience
  • Dedicated floor of entertainment filled with lots of activities including Santa’s Christmas Carousel
  • Meet the Snow Princess, Rudolf and many more fantastic characters along the way
  • Visit Jack Frost in his Icy home and take some snaps immersed in a world of Ice
  • Visit Mrs Claus and decorate your Christmas cookie
  • Dance your socks off on the illuminated dance floor with the disco elves
  • Enjoy the interactive snowball game and earn a Santa hat
  • Have your face painted by the elves
  • Visit Santa with just your family
  • Parents can enjoy delicious mince pies and enjoy a glass of mulled wine or fruit punch – Complimentary.

There are so many more magical surprises waiting for you behind the Elf Town doors that they just can’t wait for you to arrive!

Elf Town opens on Friday the 29th of November 2019 and every Fri/Sat/Sun until the 23rd of December 2019, including the full week prior to Christmas.

Pre Booking is essential. Check out the website to get your preferred date and time, plus Facebook for updates and news. We look forward to welcoming you at this unique family Christmas experience. Be sure to book your tickets early to avoid disappointment. Tickets go on sale from August.

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Elf Training at Croke Park, Dublin

Visit Santa at Croke Park

Have you ever wondered what it takes to become one of Santa’s trusty elves? This year, why not find out at The Elves in Training Santa Experience at Croke Park from November 29th.

The Elves in Training Academy runs from Friday November 29th to Monday December 23rd 2019. Pre Booking Essential as places fill up fast! Each child will get to take part in Elf Training with Santa and his helpers in the specially designed elf camp at the GAA HQ. Every ‘elf’ will become a member of the North Pole Football, Hurling & Camogie Club, managed by Santa!

Each member of his elite Elf Squad will get to visit the mesmerising snow tunnel, the North Pole team changing rooms. While you’re there make sure you listen for banter in the shower room to see who’s made it to the naughty or nice list! You might also need to hold your nose as you leave the dressing room, as the trainee Elves’ don’t usually listen to Mrs Claus when she tells them to pick up their dirty gear!

One of the highlights of the magical trail is a visit to Santa’s Bainisteoir’s office, the heart of all the action, where Santa reviews tactics and selects his dream team for the big journey on Christmas Eve.

After this meet and greet with Santa, where every child will receive a gift and get their professional photo taken, your family can run out pitch-side, like their GAA heroes, and take their own Croke Park ‘Elfies’, making even more magical memories.

You will then get complimentary admission to the GAA Museum, where you can discover two floors of interactive exhibits. Marvel at the original Sam Maguire and Liam MacCarthy cups and test your hurling and football skills in the museum’s Interactive Games Zone!

Book your all new Elves in Training Santa Experience at Croke Park today.

Elf & Fairy Village at Castlecomer Discovery Park, Kilkenny

Castlecomer Elf and Fairy Village at Christmas elf events in Ireland

Last Christmas, Santa had to come and relocate himself in the heart of the Elf Village at Castlecomer Discovery Park, it appears that the elves were having too much fun on the adventure activities around the park. Someone had to make sure they were getting their toys made on time! He liked it so much, himself and Mrs. Claus are coming back again this year to take residence in their igloo homes nestled in the woodlands from December 7th to 23rd 2019.

Your adventure starts when you board the train at the North Pole Station and journey to the North Pole aboard the Santa Express on a magical train ride through a forest winter wonderland of twinkling lights.

Once you reach the Christmas Village, you’ll have time to explore, make a Christmas tree decoration in the arts and crafts area or sit back and wrap your mittens around a steaming mug of hot chocolate from the Canopy Café. Children can also play at leisure in the elf and fairy village, where imaginative playgrounds feature bouncing nets and a Junior Woodland Adventure Course.

The igloos are cosy and warm and full of festive spirit and it’s here that children will meet Mrs Claus to hear tales of mischievous elves and life in the North Pole.

Last but not least, it’s time to visit the great man himself, where each child will have the opportunity to spend time alone with Santa Claus, to whisper their wish list into his ear, and to receive a memorable gift.

Book your Magical Woodland Christmas Experience today

Elves Guide You Around Santa’s Magical Trail at The Clanard Court, Kildare

Join Santa’s elves on a wonderful journey through Santa’s Magical Trail – a fun filled and action-packed experience for children young and old held at the Clanard Court Hotel, Kildare!

Now in its 10th YEAR the award-winning, leading Kildare Santa experience (TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award for Families) … is for anyone who really loves all things Santa and believe in lots of FUN, MAGIC and SMILES along the way!!! Look out for some fun characters along the way including Willy Wonka!

Why not make a night of it too with our extremely popular Magical Sleep Over option? Guaranteed to make you the best Mum & Dad ever!
 You can book selected weekends from November 30th to December 22nd 2019

This year Santa and his elves at The Clannard Court are planning their first ever Autism Friendly Trail and Sleepover. This will take place on December 11th 2019.

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Elf Town Family Packages at The Connacht Hotel Galway

Christmas Breaks at The Connacht Hotel elf events in Ireland

Enjoy a festive family break in Galway this November or December and you will receive an exclusive 10% discount off Elf Town Tickets when you book an Elf Town Family Package at the award winning Connacht Hotel.

  • Choose from Bunk Bed Rooms, Family Rooms or Family Suites
  • Enjoy a full Irish breakfast daily
  • Receive 10% discount on Elf Town tickets
  • Complimentary parking & Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary use of the leisure centre with pool

Check availability for all Elf Town Family Packages.

Enjoy Elfercise at The Enchanted Forest Christmas Experience, Meath

The Enchanted Forest Christmas Experience

Visit Santa at the Enchanted Forest Christmas Experience, The Millhouse, Slane, Co. Meath on selected dates from November 21st until December 23rd 2019 and you will get to meet his trusted elves, Meara, Shayla & Marielle.

Enjoy a wondrous journey, with these magical elves, to visit Santa, deep in the Enchanted Forest, where you and your family will have a truly extraordinary Christmas Experience; full of festive spirit. The elves will meet you in Santa’s workshop and lead you and your family, through a magical Christmas experience where you can visit;

  • Santa’s extraordinary workshop
  • The Elfin kingdom within the Enchanted Forest
  • Take some Elfercise with Shayla, an Elfin workout full of music, fun and laughter
  • Help from Marielle to pen that all-important letter so Santa and take part in a fun festive craft
  • Post your Santa letter in the Enchanted Forest
  • Meet Mrs Clause before meeting Santa and seeing his magical sleigh

Make this Christmas enchanting at The Millhouse in Slane. Tickets can be booked online.

Make sure you fill in some important information that you feel would amaze your child that Santa knew about them. Each ticket includes 5 guided activities with the Elves, meeting Mrs Clause and receiving a beautiful gift from Santa.

Book your Santa visit to the Enchanted Forest Christmas Experience today

Meet The Elves at The Christmas Experience, Dublin, Cork & Limerick

The award winning Santa Experience is back at Dunnes Stores in the Kilnamanagh Shopping Centre, Tallaght, Jetland Shopping Centre, Limerick and Patrick Street, Cork on selected dates from November 22nd to December 23rd 2019. Children will be transported to the North Pole where elves will lead them on a journey to visit:

  • The Elves Post Office
  • Santa’s Stable
  • The Sleigh Station
  • Santa’s House

The Santa Experience is a tour through the North Pole where children will learn how Santa and the elves prepare for Christmas and will interact with elves, reindeer, polar bears and may even get to ride in Santa’s Sleigh on their way to meet the big man himself in his authentic log cabin!

Children will be amazed by what Santa knows about them, thanks to the Santa Needs to Know forms, filled in at the time of booking.

Tickets can be booked online in advance, to ensure you get your preferred time and date. Each ticket includes meeting and interacting with Elves and Santa, travelling through 4 fun filled festive areas, and a beautiful gift to treasure.

A professional photographer will be on hand to capture all magical moments and you can order 8 x 10 framed prints immediately afterwards if you wish.

Book your visit to the Santa Experience today.

Elf – A Christmas Spectacular, 3Arena, Dublin

3arena-elf events in Ireland

Dates: Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th December
Cost: Tickets from €35.00

Elf – A Christmas Spectacular is coming to the 3Arena Dublin and promises fun, music, singing, dancing and laughter. Based on the Hollywood blockbuster Elf, this hit Broadway & West End musical has an all star, award winning cast. Sure to be a hit with all ages.

Elf Chocolate Workshops at Chocolate Garden, Carlow

 elf workshop chocolate garden elf events in Ireland

There are Christmas Elf Chocolate Workshops at Chocolate Garden in Tullow, Co. Carlow on various dates during November and December. Join in with the elves in a magical, fun-filled chocolate-making workshop. Enjoy a live link with the North Pole, in contact with both the Elf Workshop there and a live link with Santa himself who will address the boys and girls personally – but only if they are on the good list!

Roll up your sleeves and make a chocolate Christmas figure to take home; decorate a chocolate bar for Santa… And there’ll be lots of tastings and chocolate fun in between. To finish off, enjoy a warm drink of real hot chocolate. Trainee Elves will receive a Certificate.

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Elf at Outdoor Cinemas

drive in cinema ireland elf events in Ireland

Elf will be showing at these drive in outdoor cinemas:

  • Leopardstown Racecourse Saturday 14th December 2019 at 3pm & 6pm

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Become a Certified Elf at Stillorgan Village Shopping Centre, Dublin

Elf School at Stillorgan Village Centre

Elf School is back for December 2019 on December 7th & 14th. Booking for your place in the free Elf School open on Wednesday 20th at 2pm and places are limited and allocated on a first come first serve basis.

Take The Elf Challenge at Explorium, Dublin

Explorium Family Bed of Nails

Have You Got What It Takes To Be Santa’s Elf? Find out at Explorium when you enjoy this fun experience for the bigger kids (and the adults!) when you take the Elf Challenge and see if you’d make it. Find out about the Science of Santa, lots of Christmassy projects going on in the Maker’s Lab, explore the Grinches cave and try some Christmas VR experiences. As well as 300+ Science and Sports exhibits and activities, have fun learning and exploring.

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Over to you now. Do you plan to go to any of these Elf events with your child? Tell us in the comments below. 

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