The Lough Gur Santa visits will take place on the following weekend dates:

  • 26th November announcing our Magical Santa supper prize winner. (Be sure to purchase a raffle ticket
  • 25th & 26th November
  • 2nd & 3rd December (Sensory Morning will happen on Saturday 2nd Dec at 9.00am – 11.00am )
  • 9 & 10th December
  • 16th & 17th of December.

What to Expect on Your Visit?

A visit to Santa at Lough Gur starts when you arrive to register at Santa's winter retreat at Loughgur’s Heritage Centre.  Here you will get to meet Mrs Claus, and her helpers and have an opportunity to take some photos, see her beautiful kitchen and maybe even get to hear some funny stories of Santa.

Each child will then meet Santa himself where they will be enthralled by stories and chat. 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.  Every child will receive a gift from Santa before they leave.

Complimentary Tea/coffee with mince pies for the adults and hot chocolate and cookies for the younger visitors will be served  during your visit in the Heritage Centre.

When your visit to Santa is over you will have time to enjoy the other magical aspects of Lough Gur including Santa’s sleigh where you can sit and look out over Lough Gur Lake, it is the perfect place for a photo opportunity.  You will also get to visit the playground (weather permitting).  The playground will be open exclusively for Santa's special guests.

If you do want a stress free, traditional Santa visit then this is the option for you.  All proceeds from the event go to Lough Gur Development. A non profit community organisation working to preserve and protect the area of Lough Gur. All children must be supervised at all times.

Sensory Morning Saturday December 02nd 9:00am to 11.00am

The Lough Gur Santa experience is dedicating the morning of December 3rd 2023 from 9.00am to 11.00am. This morning is specifically only for families with children sensory needs.

Wins a Magical Supper with Santa for your Family. 

One very lucky family will have a change to win an evening with Santa and Mrs. Claus us at our Lough Gur Winter Retreat on Friday 15th December. Share a magical evening, where you and your immediate family will get the opportunity to come and have supper with Santa, followed by photographs, gifts and stories. To be in with a chance to attend this magical evening, purchase a ticket on check-out or click here to purchase a ticket now.

Santa Photos

Our professional photographer Keith Wiseman will be on hand to capture all the magical moments. The photograph package is not part of your Santa booking fee.  Note, this service is an additional optional service and there will be an extra cost on the day payable directly to our photographer.

Does your party have more than 5 children?

If you are making a booking for more than 5 children, please book and pay for the number of children you require, then contact us directly at  with the details of additional children. Please quote your reference number at all times.

So that we have the correct details please ensure to provide the Name, Age & Gender of each child attending Santa in the form below.