Please note, in line government restrictions, many of the attractions and hotels mentioned in this article will be closed and their events cancelled from 27 November to 11 December.

Please note events and offers are correct at the time of publishing. As arrangements may change due to Covid-19 restrictions, we advise that you check directly with the venue before visiting.

Santa Experience Christmas Aunt Sandras Candy Factory

Santa Experience

Aunt Sandra’s Candy Factory
Selected dates in December

Book this wonderfully festive experience at Aunt Sandra’s Candy Factory, where children will be able to make and decorate their own chocolate, make a Christmas bauble and of course, meet Father Christmas! While the children are working hard at their personal creations Santa will tell a Christmas story, then there will be time to take photos and post your Santa letters! Each child will receive a gift along with their Christmas chocolate and bauble to take home.

Santa and Steam Experience

Whitehead Railway Museum
28 and 29 November – Sold Out 

Santa will be visiting children at the Whitehead Museum with some of his elves! Hop into your very own compartment in a heritage carriage and see if you can spot the man in red as you go up and down Whitehead Excursion platform being hauled by the festive 101-year-old Guinness locomotive. After a short train ride, your bubble can meet Santa, get a photo and receive a present!

Malone Lodge Hotel Santas Grotto Sunday Lunch Offer

Sunday Lunch with Santa’s Grotto

Malone Lodge Hotel
Sundays from 29 November to 20 December 

From 29 November to 20 December, Santa, along with Mrs. Claus and his Elves, will be bringing gifts to your kids during Sunday lunch at Malone Lodge Hotel. Kids will meet Santa in his grotto and get a photo and toy to take with them. Christmas movies will also be screened all afternoon in a separate supervised room with popcorn and treats! This three-course Sunday dinner is just £15 for children and £29.95 for adults.

Santa Stayover at La Mon

La Mon Hotel – Santa Stayover

La Mon Hotel
27 November to 24 December

Book a family break at La Mon Hotel from 27 November to 24 December and you might just spot a special guest during your stay! Santa Claus will be in his grotto on the grounds of the hotel ready to meet children, discuss Christmas lists and find out if you’ve been naughty or nice. La Mon’s Santa Stayover also includes a magical Winter Wonderland, Christmas arts and crafts, an overnight stay with breakfast and use of the swimming pool and Jacuzzi, all from £180 per family.

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Christmas at Fitzwilliam Hotel

Fitzwilliam Hotel Belfast
24 to 26 December 

Spend Christmas in the city at Fitzwilliam Hotel, and as well as mince pies, Christmas Eve dinner and a sumptuous Christmas lunch, children will enjoy a magical visit from Father Christmas on Christmas morning! The grown-ups can enjoy mulled wine on a arrival, a champagne reception on Christmas Day and late check out on Boxing Day.

Galgorm Resort & Spa

Winter Wonderland at Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort

Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort
24 to 26 December

Book the ultimate Christmas retreat from 24 to 26 December at the Galgorm, where the whole family will be whisked to a wintery wonderland of carol singers, festive treats, afternoon tea, luxurious meals, Christmas elves and fireside games. And of course, Father Christmas will be making an appearance to hand out gifts on Christmas morning!

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