Christmas Experience

Christmas Experience


Experience Christmas with Nore Valley Park! With a bespoke venue within The Courtyard at MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre, and an immersive festive programme, this will be a Christmas to remember. We offer something for everybody!

We only use authentic, real-beard Santas!

For those doing their Christmas Shopping on a schedule, come along to our drop-ins with Santa and his animals, lasting only 10-15 minutes (and FREE for adults!) or to make a truly memorable Christmas, come along to our Full Christmas Experience and cherish all that we have to offer.

NEW FOR 2019 – Bottle-feed Santa’s Baby Reindeer! 

Full Christmas Experience:
Our mischievous elves will welcome you inside their workshop for fun and games before Mrs Claus invites the whole family into her magical festive kitchen to enjoy making magical Reindeer Food! Santa is waiting to meet all the good boys and girls in his stunning grotto. Take photos with jolly St Nick and receive a high-quality gift before visiting Santa’s deer in the stables. We also have a striking nativity display, with live animals to meet and to pet. To finish off your enchanting experience, the adults can enjoy complimentary teas or coffees at various outlets within MacDonagh Junction.


The Full Christmas Experience events run on Saturdays and Sundays between 1-6pm from 1 – 23 December 2018, tickets must be booked in advance (click here). Children’s tickets cost €12, with family rates available.
Call 056 772 7747 or email for any general inquiries and to discuss group bookings or corporate discounts.

Drop-ins with Santa run on Thursdays-Sundays from 30 November – 23 December and no tickets are booked in advance. Simply turn up between the specified times (Thursdays & Fridays between 4-6pm; Saturdays and Sundays between 11am-6pm).

Drop-ins with Santa cost €10 for one child, €18 for two children, €25 for three children and €32 for four children. Included is a meet & greet with Santa, a high-quality gift for each child and a free online photo with Santa before visiting the animals. (Optional framed print-out photo available for €4).

Bottle-feeding Santa’s Baby Reindeer is an extremely limited-availability event, open to a maximum of 10 children per session, with sessions running on Tuesdays – Fridays throughout December at 6pm. Tickets cost €20 per child.
Children meet Santa and receive a gift, meet a deer fawn and help to feed it, and have a printed photo to take home too!


Book Here to Feed Santa’s Baby Reindeer

This is the only encounter of its kind in Ireland and tickets will sell out – book now to avoid disappointment!

Pets Meet Santa!

We must be barking mad; on Tuesday 10th December we’re inviting your pets to come and see Santa for one day only! 🐶🐱🐰

Bring your pampered pooches and furry felines to Nore Valley Park’s Christmas Experience, within MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre!

Santa’s grotto doors are opening for all your four-legged friends, and with a special gift for every pet, he’s sure to set tails wagging!

Families are charged €5 per pet to have a photo with Santa and receive a small gift. No booking is necessary and all proceeds from this one-off event will be donated to Teac Tom, which provides counselling & support to adults, children & groups that have been bereaved by suicide.

Our accessible and pet-friendly grotto will accommodate all but the largest household pets; if in any doubt please contact us!

This event is a one-off, so don’t let Rover or Fluffy miss out!

**All pets must be on leads or in pet carriers.**

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