The Halloween costumes and decorations have been packed away for another year and this only means one thing, the Christmas Cheer is near! There are plenty of festive things to do in Kildare from Shopping, Santa visits, pick your own Christmas tree and Christmas experiences for all the family to enjoy!
What better place to get ticking off your Christmas Present List! Kildare village has over 100 brands such as Louise Kennedy, Armani, Brooks Brothers, Anya Hindmarch, Mulberry and Hugo Boss offering up to 60% off all year around. Kildare Village can do no wrong - Every Year they decorate the village with the most amazing Christmas decorations & props. This Year, Kildare Village introduces ‘Enchanted Lights’- This is a special ‘never-seen-before’ light display. The show takes place from 4pm daily throughout the festive season and promises to be a magical display of light, colour and sound! Pose for Instagram, get a hot chocolate while you stroll around and enjoy the Christmas atmosphere.
From Jewellery, silverware and giftware, you must stop into Newbridge Silverware this festive season, you can find the most perfect little number for the special people in your life, make it even more personalised with their engraving service. Pick up a Newbridge Silverware Christmas Tree Decoration, whether to mark your first year in a new home or to continue a tradition.
Winter Wonderland at Lullymore Heritage Park
Santa and his elves arrive in Lullymore on Saturday 30th of November and departs for the North Pole on Monday 23rd of December 2019. This a magical experience for all the family as the park is transformed into a Winter Wonderland. Visit Santa and the elves on the Festive Train. The train will take you on a magical trip through ancient woodlands, glassy lakes and a beautiful peatland landscape. Keep your eyes peeled for elf and Christmas fairy holograms in the woodlands. Visit the crib scene in the old style thatched cottage with real animals like donkeys, goats and mini horses!
Santa’s Express Experience
Santa’s House Express, returns to Palmerstown House Estate for its 6th year! Each year they have new attractions, themes, performers and entertainment. 2019 will see the return of the extremely popular and inclusive Family Funfair. Your festive Christmas experience begins when you Check-in and receive your Boarding pass, get ready for lots of fun and games in Santa’s departure lounge, Before taking the amazing journey through the beautiful grounds of Palmerstown House Estate until you reach Santa’s Magical Kingdom.
Here you will be invited to and meet some amazing new characters and enjoy magical stories told by Mrs Claus in her luxury sitting room. Next, it’s time to visit Santa where you can deliver your letter in person and receive a special present. Make sure to pay a visit to Santa’s stables and see the reindeer, Turkey and their friends! Journey back to the Lodge where Festive treats will be on offer & get ready to say goodbye for now to all the helpers in Santa’s Village 2019.
Open from Saturday 30th November to Monday 23rd December. 9am to 7pm daily. Kellehers Christmas Trees offer you a unique opportunity to come and choose your own tree from their farm. Bring your family, walk among the trees overlooking the Wicklow Hills. Once you choose your perfect Christmas tree, they will cut it for you, wrap it and help you put it in your car ready to be drove to its new home. You can also pick from a pre-cut tree range.
Nothing beats the atmosphere of a good Christmas Market. Christmas decorations, festive music, and seasonal hot drinks as you wander around. The Castletown Christmas Village takes place at Castletown, Celbridge, Kildare from Thursday 5th – Sunday 8th December 2019. Activities at the Castletown Christmas Market include Santa Grotto, Cinema, Puppet theatre, Christmas Story time, Christmas Fun Photo Booth, Carousel, Big Wheel, craft village and more!