Kildare Town’s Christmas Experience

Visit Santa & Mrs. Claus at The Old Town Courthouse and much more!


The Story so Far…

Santa’s Reindeer Hospital is Ireland’s newest Christmas Experience started in 2017.

A mysterious virus has infected Santa’s Reindeer, caused by the harsh effects of climate change, Santa’s Lapland Reindeer are having difficulty in maintaining altitude when flying. This has been a huge cause of concern, Santa has sought the help from the best veterinary experts in the World and reached out to the Vets in Kildare because of their excellent reputation and experience with Racehorses. As a result he has opened a Reindeer hospital in Kildare Town to treat the sick reindeer. He is making a scheduled visit to Kildare Town from 14th – 23rd December, 2018 to check in on the reindeer and meet with vets to discuss the issue. Local vets are confident that they have found the source of the problem and are treating the animals in preparation for Christmas.

The Old Courthouse

Eircode; R51 HC78. Parking in Market Square, behind the Silken Thomas, on street and behind Cunningham’s Pub. 

Home to Santa & Mrs Claus this year. Come along and wander through the magical Christmas Forest, sing along to Christmas songs, colour Christmas scenes and fill up a bag of special Reindeer food, to bring home to sprinkle outside on Christmas Eve for the Reindeer, while waiting to visit Santa in his Kildare HQ and receive a Christmas gift from Santa and Mrs. Claus.

While here, keep an eye out for Sensational Kids’ Child Development Store, Traditional Christmas Shop just next door, alongside the Silken Thomas.

Sensational Kids Child Development Store

Traditional Christmas Toy Shop. A treasure trove of old fashioned playful toys that children will love, including traditional wooden toys, jigsaws, shape sorters, soft toys, puppets, slime and more.

Kildare Town Heritage Centre

Did you ever wonder how people around the world celebrate Christmas? Well why not drop down to the Kildare Town Heritage Centre and find out. The Centre is located in the beautiful Market House in the centre of historic Kildare. There will be a beautiful display titled, “Christmas Around the World” on show during Kildare’s Christmas this year.



Tickets for this event are available online from Sensational Kids or in person from Kildare Town Heritage Centre, 045 530 672.

Event runs daily from Friday 14th – Sunday 23rd December

Times: 3pm – 8pm weekdays & 10am – 8pm weekends.

Prices: €15 per Child / Adults visit free!


What’s included in your visit?

* Wander through the magical Christmas Forest in The Old Courthouse

* Colour in your Christmas scene picture and take home

* Fill up a bag of Special Reindeer food, to bring home

* Meet Santa & Mrs. Claus & every child will get a special gift from Santa

* Yes, meet real live reindeer while visiting too.

* Free Hot Chocolate (with marshmallows!) for every child who visits

* Take a trip to the Kildare Town Heritage Centre to experience ‘Christmas around the World’ display

* 10% OFF all items in the Sensational Kids Child Development Store, Traditional Christmas Toy Shop (T’s&C’s Apply)



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