Santa will visit Lough Gur Heritage Centre on December 2nd and December 3rd only between 10am and 4pm. Places are strictly limited for this exclusive event. Santa will meet and greet children decked out in his most luxurious handmade outfit. Worn only on special occasions. When you visit Santa in Lough Gur you can be sure that he will pass the beard pulling test as he is, of course, the real deal as verified by our younger visitors from previous years!

Santa will be stationed in Lough Gur Heritage Centre for this day, located by a picturesque lake setting.  Please note that the lakefront will not be transformed into a winter wonderland as Santa is only visiting with us for a very short time this year. If you do want a stress free, traditional Santa visit then this is the option for you.

All proceeds go to Lough Gur Development. A non profit community organisation working to preserve and protect the area of Lough Gur.

Booking only by phone is essential. Phone 086 3774691 to book your tickets. 


Child: €25.00

Baby: €15.00

Adults: Free


Q. What is the procedure upon arrival?

A. When you arrive at the car park please make your way to Lough Gur Heritage Centre and check in with the Lough Gur elves who will be waiting for you. The elves will guide you directly to Santa’s grotto.

Q. Do I have to arrive exactly at the set appointment time?
A. Yes. Santa will be working to a schedule and will see you at your appointed time.

Q. If my appointed time is, for example, 10am do I get to visit Santa at exactly 10am?

A. The elves at Lough Gur will do their very best to ensure that you see Santa as close to your appointed time as is possible. Please be on time for your visit as Santa is only with us for one day he will be working to a planned schedule  Please do not arrive before your booking time as there is no waiting area for people who arrive before their booking time.

Q. Can I bring a buggy into Lough Gur Heritage Centre?

A. Yes

Q. Is the Lough Gur Santa Visit 2017 wheelchair accessible?
A. Yes. Lough Gur Heritage Centre is fully wheelchair accessible. The grounds around Lough Gur however are uneven in parts so care and caution is required when approaching.

Q. Is the exhibition space in Lough Gur Heritage Centre open on this day?

A. No. Santa will be transforming Lough Gur Heritage Centre into his grotto on December 3rd. Only people with tickets to visit Santa will gain access on this day.

Q. Are there dining facilities on site?

A. No, however the nearby Reardon’s Public House offers family friendly dining. The Bakehouse Restaurant located in the nearby town of Bruff is also open on this day.

Q. What is included in the Lough Gur Santa Visit? 

  • Visit with Santa
  • Meet and greet with Mrs Claus on arrival
  • Christmas gift for each child
  • Photograph (optional extra)

Q. Do adults have to pay?

A. NoAdults go free however Santa will not have enough space on his sleigh to bring your present to Lough Gur on December 3rd. You will have to wait until December 25th!

Further information is available from Tel: 086 3774691