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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.

CastleCourt Santa Parade

Santa's Grotto at Castlecourt

20 November – 24 December

Pay a visit to Santa at Castlecourt this Christmas and let him know you belong on the nice list! Mr Claus will arrive on 20 November in a grand parade on Royal Avenue at 12pm. His elves have been busy setting up their workshop in Castlecourt, where you can visit and get a surprise early present.

Malone Lodge Hotel Christmas Hotel Offer Festive Mulled Wine and Dine Package

Sunday Lunch with Santa

The Malone Hotel
5, 12 and 19 December 

Santa and Mrs Claus will be spending Sundays at the Malone this year so that you can stop by and say hi. The elves are all ears to hear your wish list and you can meet Santa, have a photo taken with him and get an early Christmas gift. Enjoy a three-course Sunday meal and catch a festive film throughout the afternoon, with treats and popcorn on offer.

Clayton Christmas Family

Santa Sunday at the Clayton

Clayton Hotel
5 November – 12 December

Santa is making a splash at the Clayton Hotel this Christmas. You can enjoy a Sunday brunch with the family, followed by a visit to old St Nick, an afternoon of Christmas movies and a soak in the 15m heated pool!

fitzwilliam hotel christmas tree

Christmas Day at the Fitzwilliam

Fitzwilliam Hotel
23 – 26 December

Leave a note for Santa this year and let him know you’ll be staying at the Fitzwilliam! For families celebrating Christmas in style this year, Santa has promised to make a magical visit to the hotel on Christmas Day to deliver your presents.

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