The Magic of Santa at Fota House 2023

Fota House & Gardens
25 November - 22 December

This Christmas, Santa & Mrs. Claus have returned once more to Fota House as they make their final preparations for Christmas Eve. They will be joined once again by the Elves, who as always are behind with their jobs and might need your help, festive cheer and a little bit of magic to help them finish everything on time and impress Santa in their quest to become the elf that will accompany him on his journey around the world on Christmas Eve.

This is a fully interactive traditional Christmas experience for families which lasts one hour and brings you through seasonally decorated rooms inside the beautiful historic Fota House which you will go through with a maximum of 3 other families. Each room will have characters and storylines and the experience ends with an individual family visit to Santa after which he will invite children to visit his North Pole library where each child will receive a gift of two age appropriate books


  • There will be an official photographs available through a third party supplier and the cost per photograph in a printed souvenir folder will be €12.50 with discounts available if more than one is purchased. If you do not wish to avail of an official photograph you are more than welcome to take your own photographs during your visit.

Car Parking Fee

  • The usual site fee of €3.00 applies. Please note that this is a site parking fee that contributes to the maintenance and upkeep of not only Fota House, Arboretum & Gardens but also the Car Parks & Fota Wildlife Park for the enjoyment of all visitors to Fota Island. This fee can be paid by credit card or coins (exact only) on exit from the Car Park.

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Organiser: Fota House & Gardens

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