Christmas Activities All Over Ireland

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Looking for some fun alternative activities in Ireland this Christmas? If you’ve already been to Santa’s grotto but you want to keep everyone entertained, Sonny Bear’s Christmas activities will help build the Christmas excitement even more!

1.Drive in Movies at Leopardstown Racecourse and Tayto Park

Leopardstown and Tayto Park have been transformed into retro drive in movie theatres for Christmas. Enjoy a selection of Christmas movies from the comfort of your car. Pack blankets and popcorn and snuggle up for lots of happy memories. There’s also a special Christmas sing-along Caraoke! To book tickets visit –

2. Alpine Skate Trail, Fota Park

Ireland’s first Alpine Skate Trail will run from December to January. Set among the trees the trail offers a unique festive experience. Skate through beautiful scenery all at your own pace. For more information and to book tickets visit –

3. Christmas Cracker Jack Challenge at Birr Castle

Santa is staying in the North Pole this year before the big night of delivering presents. So, Birr Castle has decided to run a Cracker Jack challenge. Little ones can have fun searching for the Christmas crackers that Cracker Jack lost in the beautiful gardens of the castle. Pick up a trail map and pencil at reception, and head off in search of the hidden crackers. For more information visit –

4.Kyle’s Christmas Singalong at Riverbank Arts Centre Newbridge

Happening on Sunday, 19th Kyle will be on hand to get everyone in the festive mood. Pulling out all the Christmas classics there are instruments for the kids to get involved, catchy original kids songs and of course a whole lot of dancing and fun! To book tickets visit –

5. A Lot Like Christmas at UCH Limerick

Happening throughout December the stunning University Concert Hall in Limerick will be screening the iconic, animated film The Snowman with live narration. There’ll be special panto guests, music and lots of Christmas cheer. To book tickets visit –

6. Stories & Games with Santa & Irish Storyteller Helena Online

Join Irish Storyteller Helena Byrne as she visits her friend Santa Claus at his workshop in the North Pole. There’ll be treasure hunts, games, check-ins with the reindeers and a touch of festive magic all from the comfort of your home. Happening on Dec 22nd register for tickets at –

7. Paint and Grow for Kids Online Art Class

Join Northern Irish artist Shirley Brown Camblin for a free kids zoom on Sunday 19th. Shirley encourages the whole family to join in. She designs her workshops to help promote confidence and build self-esteem. Her simple and fun process will produce plenty of beautiful pictures. Own materials are required for the class. To register visit –

8. Christmas at Hogwarts a Virtual Wizard Experience

Spend the holidays at Hogwarts for free! For this 3-day virtual camp, students will enter the magical world of Harry Potter. Take a ride on the Hogwarts express, meet a wizard, brew butterbeer and play Harry Potter games. For more information and to book your spot visit –

All in person events in this article follow and adhere to current government guidelines.