Wicklow County Tourism

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Dec
23
Tue
Christmas At The Chocolate Garden Of Ireland
Dec 23 all-day

This Christmas, while the kids join in with the elves in a chocolate making workshop at The Chocolate Garden of Ireland, the adults enjoy a spiced apple drink and Christmas chocolate treat . Elf Workshp duration 45 mins approx

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Christmas Island
Dec 23 all-day

 

Join us at Christmas Island for festive fun and an unforgettable and unique Christmas experience!

Your experience will include a very special journey to Christmas Island where you’ll meet Mrs. Claus, have fun with the elves, write your letters to Santa and make a Christmas ornament for your tree. You will then depart Christmas Island on Santa’s magical sleigh boat headed to see the big man himself in Santa’s Grotto.

If you’re good and paying attention, then you may even see Rudolph!

All adults and children will receive a warm Christmas drink and make a Christmas ornament to take home.
All children will receive a gift from Santa.
All photos are free of charge and there will be lots of magical photo opportunities!!
(Most places charge €10 for your family photo and you don’t get copies of this photo. At Christmas Island we ask you to bring your own camera and our elves will take your family photo on Santa’s sleigh, with Santa, at the giant Christmas tree, with Mrs. Claus and more. You will then have many photos to share with your family friends by email, Facebook, etc.)
Experience this special time of year with your family and friends at Christmas Island!!
Don’t forget to print off and colour/decorate your Colouring-Poster and bring with you on your scheduled day. Don’t be afraid to get creative!

Before or after your island visit you can take part in the festive fun with the Christmas movie room, getting your family photo taken in Santa’s sleigh (don’t forget your camera), walking around the winter wonderland with thousands of twinkling lights, exerting energy in the giant Snowman jumper and playing in the children’s adventure park. Hot food and drink will be served all day. The Adventure Golf on site will also be open for those looking for extra activities!

 

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Santa Train At Rathwood
Dec 23 all-day

The Rathwood Santa Adventure is Ireland’s mostpopular Santa Experience and has been established for 20 years.
We invite you to share in the magic of Christmas and join us on an experience through the Enchanted Forest to
visit Santa as he prepares for the most wonderful time of the year.

What’s included in your Santa Train Ticket?

Join in the Christmas story with Mrs. Clause and Trixie the Elf
Take a magical journey on board the Rathwood Santa Train
Watch out for Rudolf and the other Reindeer along the way
Walk through the enchanted Forest that leads to Santa’s Woodland home
Each family will meet Santa individually & each child will get a special gift from Santa
Post your letter in Santa’s official Post Box
Free HOT Chocolate & Rathwood Activity Book for every Child booked in to visit Santa
Also for the Big Kids: 10‰ OFF ALL Christmas Items in our Christmas Items (T&C)
Additional Events/Activities running at Rathwood this Christmas`

Create a Christmas Elf in Santa’s workshop (New for 2014)
Each Boy or Girl will Create a Christmas Elf rag doll & receive birth certificate
Have your photo taken on board Santa’s Giant Sleigh
Enjoy Christmas carousels and so much more!

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SANTA’S LAKESHORE WONDERLAND
Dec 23 all-day

Santa Claus & Mrs Claus plus all the Toy Workshop Elves are coming to Avon Ri for the very 1st time this Festive Season!

Santa’s Grotto
Mrs Claus
Elf Workshop + Arts & Crafts
Also
Daily Arrival of Santa, Mrs Claus & the Elves at Avon Ri
Elf Photographer to capture the big visit to Santa
Christmas Food & Local Craft Market every Saturday & Sunday
Elf Zipline (weather permitting !)
Santa’s Avon Ri Christmas Trail Quiz
Magic Wishing Stone
CAFÉ CLAUS
Christmas Family Movies
Pet Farm & Kids Play Area
all in a Winter Wonderland lakeshore setting
Lakeshore Beach & Forest Walks/Blessington Greenway
€18 per child including Gift and Hot Chocolate per child
INCLUDES FREE ENTRY FOR 1 ACCOMPANYING ADULT
+ KIDS EAT FREE OFFER IN CAFÉ CLAUS @ AVON RI with every child ticket purchased PHOTO WITH SANTA €5

Discount available on all Adventure Centre Activities (must be pre-booked) to all Santa Lakeshore Wonderland ticket purchases

MAKE IT EVEN MORE MAGICAL AND STAY OVER IN ONE OF OUR
LAKESHORE TOWNHOUSES WITH FAMILY & FRIENDS
Each house sleeps up to 6 persons
From €100 midweek and from €150 for Fridays & Saturdays
Per house per night
10% off Santa’s Lakeshore Wonderland Child Ticket = €16.20 (Full Published Price = €18)

Book online:

www.avonri.com

OR

Tel. 045 900 670  Email: info@avonri.com

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The Forest Train to see Santa @ Avondale Forest Park @ Avondale Forest Park
Dec 23 all-day

This year, Santa has decided to go a bit green, and has located his workshop in the beautiful Avondale Forest Park, Rathdrum, Co Wicklow.

A new Santa experience called The Forest Train, has opened in Avondale Forest Park, with departures on Toots the Train.

Experience the winter wonderland as The Forest Train rides through the breath-taking mature forest park. Keep an eye out for Noodle the lazy Elf who is running late for work! He has lost his magic dust somewhere in the woods and needs your help to find it. Noodle needs to catch the train and get to the workshop with the magic dust in time! He might know a short-cut to the workshop but don’t tell Santa!

When the train reaches its secret destination deep in the forest, Noodle will lead all the families into the workshop. The rest of the elves are very busy making and testing toys and singing as they work. The Elf Floor Manager will greet all of the children. There will be plenty of songs, stories and toys to test.

From his office, overlooking the workshop floor, Santa will call each family in to see him individually. He will be working in his office at his very cluttered desk and checking his big book where he knows something about everyone, young and old! After meeting with Santa every child will receive a wooden themed gift and can get a special photo taken with the big man in red.

A Christmas Market will be held in the rustic stone barn with a host of food, beverages, craft and gift stalls for families to enjoy. There will be a wishing well, where children can make a wish with all proceeds going to Barnardos, the children’s charity.

Only 40 minutes from the Dundrum Town Centre, The Forest Train is open every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 27th November from 10am to 7pm, until Christmas Eve (Wednesday 24th December) from 10am until 1pm as that’s when the elves and Santa have to get the reindeer’s ready to start his journey around the globe delivering presents to all the children of the world.

Tickets cost, and can be booked at www.theforesttrain.ie.

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SANTA AT GLENROE FARM
Dec 23 @ 10:00 – 17:00


Glenroe Farm is happy to announce that Santa will be joining them with his loyal reindeers and wonderful team of helpers for his 15th Christmas on the farm. Santa and his crew are looking forward to meeting you all and will be on the farm, weekends from Saturday 29th November and daily from Thursday 18th December up to and including Tuesday 23rd December. Santa has brought with him a special present for all the girls and boys. Santa’s reindeer will join all the other farm animals and pets while Santa, Mrs. Claus and his helpers will make the cottage their home for the duration of his stay at Glenroe Farm. Next door to the cottage a live Nativity Stable with Leah the Cow, Saoirse the Donkey and Fluffy the sheep is a popular stop for all.
There is lots to do and see on the farm before and after your visit to Santa :-

  • Puppet shows throughout the day
  • Farm animals and Pets’ Corner
  • Outdoor playground
  • Nature walk
  • Coffee Shop

Santa will arrive in style at 12 noon on Saturday 29th November and dates in November/December are:-
Saturday 29th/Sunday 30th November 10.00am to 5.00pm
Saturday 6th/Sunday 7th December 10.00am to 5.00pm
Saturday 13th/Sunday 14th December 10.00am to 5.00pm
Thursday 18th to Tuesday 23rd December (inclusive) 10.00am to 5.00pm
Glenroe Farm do not pre-book for Santa visits so you can come along any of the above dates and also you do not have to queue to see Santa. When it’s time for your Santa visit his helpers will locate you and take you to see him.

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Dec
24
Wed
Santa Train At Rathwood
Dec 24 all-day

The Rathwood Santa Adventure is Ireland’s mostpopular Santa Experience and has been established for 20 years.
We invite you to share in the magic of Christmas and join us on an experience through the Enchanted Forest to
visit Santa as he prepares for the most wonderful time of the year.

What’s included in your Santa Train Ticket?

Join in the Christmas story with Mrs. Clause and Trixie the Elf
Take a magical journey on board the Rathwood Santa Train
Watch out for Rudolf and the other Reindeer along the way
Walk through the enchanted Forest that leads to Santa’s Woodland home
Each family will meet Santa individually & each child will get a special gift from Santa
Post your letter in Santa’s official Post Box
Free HOT Chocolate & Rathwood Activity Book for every Child booked in to visit Santa
Also for the Big Kids: 10‰ OFF ALL Christmas Items in our Christmas Items (T&C)
Additional Events/Activities running at Rathwood this Christmas`

Create a Christmas Elf in Santa’s workshop (New for 2014)
Each Boy or Girl will Create a Christmas Elf rag doll & receive birth certificate
Have your photo taken on board Santa’s Giant Sleigh
Enjoy Christmas carousels and so much more!

For more information go to:

 

The Forest Train to see Santa @ Avondale Forest Park @ Avondale Forest Park
Dec 24 all-day

This year, Santa has decided to go a bit green, and has located his workshop in the beautiful Avondale Forest Park, Rathdrum, Co Wicklow.

A new Santa experience called The Forest Train, has opened in Avondale Forest Park, with departures on Toots the Train.

Experience the winter wonderland as The Forest Train rides through the breath-taking mature forest park. Keep an eye out for Noodle the lazy Elf who is running late for work! He has lost his magic dust somewhere in the woods and needs your help to find it. Noodle needs to catch the train and get to the workshop with the magic dust in time! He might know a short-cut to the workshop but don’t tell Santa!

When the train reaches its secret destination deep in the forest, Noodle will lead all the families into the workshop. The rest of the elves are very busy making and testing toys and singing as they work. The Elf Floor Manager will greet all of the children. There will be plenty of songs, stories and toys to test.

From his office, overlooking the workshop floor, Santa will call each family in to see him individually. He will be working in his office at his very cluttered desk and checking his big book where he knows something about everyone, young and old! After meeting with Santa every child will receive a wooden themed gift and can get a special photo taken with the big man in red.

A Christmas Market will be held in the rustic stone barn with a host of food, beverages, craft and gift stalls for families to enjoy. There will be a wishing well, where children can make a wish with all proceeds going to Barnardos, the children’s charity.

Only 40 minutes from the Dundrum Town Centre, The Forest Train is open every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 27th November from 10am to 7pm, until Christmas Eve (Wednesday 24th December) from 10am until 1pm as that’s when the elves and Santa have to get the reindeer’s ready to start his journey around the globe delivering presents to all the children of the world.

Tickets cost, and can be booked at www.theforesttrain.ie.

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Dec
25
Thu
Community Christmas Dinner @ Parochial Hall Wicklow
Dec 25 @ 13:00 – 17:00

Tickets are now on sale for Wicklow Christmas Together dinner and music at the Parochial Hall Wicklow on Christmas day, 1pm-5pm, transport available. €10 waged, €5 unwaged/OAP/children. Tickets available from Earl’s Newsagents and Wings Angel Shop, Main Street, or contact 086 2771871 for further info. Please share!

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Dec
27
Sat
2014 Christmas Walk – Glendalough, The Spinc and Lugduff
Dec 27 all-day

2014-Christmas-Walk

Saturday, December 27th

BOOK ONLINE HERE (limited spaces)

Blow the Christmas cobwebs away and join us for a refreshing day out in Glendalough, and bid farewell to 2014  with a glass of mulled wine or hot chocolate and mince pie.

Footfalls Walking Holidays is organizing  Wicklow Tourism’s annual Christmas Walk on Saturday the 27th of December.

Glendalough, The Spinc and Lugduff:  

Description:  Our walk begins at the Brockagh Centre in Laragh and takes us into the valley of Glendalough, following part of the Wicklow Way. Passing the Lower Lake and rising towards Pollanass Waterfall into Lugduff Forest. From here we leave the Wicklow Way and join another trail that leads us onto the Spinc and from there onto Lugduff Mountain.

Our return journey takes us back onto the Wicklow Way and back down into the Glendalough Valley to finish our journey at the Brockagh Centre with some well earned mince pies and a glass or two of mulled wine.

 

Total length:  13.5km
Total Ascent:  450m

Estimated time: 4  hours

This walk is organized with the support of Wickow County Tourism

Price per person: €20
Price includes:

  • Fully guided walk by certified mountain guides
  • A glass of mulled wine or hot chocolate & a minced pie

BOOK ONLINE HERE (limited spaces)

Equipment:

  • Waterproof jacket and trousers
  • Well worn waterproof boots
  • Warm clothing, hat & gloves
  • Water and food for the walk
  • Good level of fitness
  • Enthusiasm and good humour

Walk Schedule:

  • Registration:  from 9.30 to 10 am at Brockagh Centre in Laragh
  • Walk start:  10 am
  • Walk:  between 3 to 4 hours
  • Mulled Wine at the end

Walk location:

  • Registration booth will be at Brockagh Center in Laragh (see map)
  • GPS:  53.009568,-6.301689

Terms & Conditions:

  • Walkers must have required equipment ready before the climb. Walkers without adequate equipment will be refused to take part.
  • Participants must be 12 years of age or older on the day of the walk, all under 18s must have a parent/guardian with them at all times.
  • Footfalls Walking Holidays reserves the right to reschedule the walk if weather conditions are not safe.
  • Payment in full must be received before the day of the walk. Refund will be at the discretion of the organizer.
  • This walk is fully guided, participants must stay with their guide at all times.
  • Dogs are not permitted on the route.

Accommodation & Packages:

BOOK ONLINE HERE (limited spaces)

For further info, please contact Wicklow County Tourism at:  0404 20070 or 087 908 9639 or by email at wicklowtourism@gmail.com