A Magical Christmas in Co. Wexford: Family-Friendly Events and Places to Visit
As the holiday season approaches, there’s no better place to experience the magic of Christmas than in County Wexford. This picturesque county comes alive with festive cheer, enchanting decorations, and a wide range of family-friendly events and places to visit, there’s something for everyone to enjoy during the most wonderful time of the year. Join us as we explore the best Christmas events and attractions for families in Co. Wexford.
© Wexford Winterland
One of the highlights of the Christmas season in Wexford is the Wexford Winterland, which includes ‘Santa’s North Pole Experience’ and ‘Wexford on Ice’.
Santa’s North Pole Experience is back again on the Wexford Quay featuring Santa, Mrs. Claus, and their elves. Your family will have a personalised journey, starting with a warm welcome from the elf’s, a photo in Santa’s Sleigh, and a visit to Mrs. Claus for a special reindeer food recipe. Enter Santa’s Majestic Library to meet the man himself to chat, laugh at Santa’s Christmas jokes, and the kiddies get a chance to tell Santa all about their Christmas wish list. Before leaving Santa will give each child a small gift and a ‘Good List Certificate’.
© Santa’s Enchanted Christmas
Santa’s Enchanted Christmas at The National 1798 Centre
Experience the enchantment of Christmas at The National 1798 Centre, brought to you by the outstanding team from Enniscorthy Castle. Enjoy an interactive Christmas adventure amongst creative sets and captivating characters. Every child will also receive a gift from Santa.
All the ticket holders for Santa’s Enchanted Christmas will also receive free entry to the Elves Workshop at Enniscorthy Castle, which is a walk-through experience of the Castle.
© Wells House & Gardens
Rediscover the Magic of Christmas at Wells – Wells House & Gardens
Explore the North Pole Workshop to meet Mrs. Claus and her diligent elves as they prepare for the busiest season of the year. Embark on the Wells Express Trian, guided by the Head Elf, for a magical journey through the woodland at Wells, and join the adventure to save Christmas.
Immerse yourself in the all-new Elf Village, where cherished traditions like ‘Decorate your Bauble’ return for you to craft a special keepsake. Plus, discover the new and exciting activities that have been added this year.
© Kia Ora Mini Farm
A visit to Kia Ora Mini Farm promises a magical experience from start to finish.
You’ll be greeted by thousands of twinkling lights, see a live stable of Bethlehem, an illuminated light show, and even get a chance to feed reindeer and other animals. The whole family will be able to visit Santa’s bedroom, kitchen, and his workshop, and even post a letter in Santa’s post box.
Each family will have their own designated time to meet with Santa Claus. The children will then be invited to the Giant Present Room, to check for their name on the ‘Nice List’ and get to choose a present.
© Johnstown Castle
Get into the festive spirit with the merry elves at Johnstown Castle. Your Christmas experience in the fairytale castle will include engaging stories and interactive elements. Then each family will get to meet Santa Claus and afterwards everyone will get to see the elves’ workshop, where the children can choose out a present. Once you have completed your Santa visit, you can head over to the Peacock Café and get some festive beverages.
© The Village at Wheelocks
The Magical Christmas Experience at The Village at Wheelock’s is celebrating its 5th year, offering a festive journey through enchantment. Visitors can board the Woodland train and pass through a captivating tunnel of lights, followed by a delightful visit to The North Pole’s Christmas Adventure Land, complete with a chance to meet Mrs. Claus and the busy elves.
Get crafty at their festive station and create your own personalised Christmas tree ornament. And of course, the best part is the meet-and-greet with Santa Claus, where every child gets a special gift.
There is a new addition, a sweet shop called ‘The Candy Jar’, with all those nostalgic goodies for the grown-ups and an awesome selection for the kids.
With a wide range of festive events and attractions, there’s no shortage of activities to enjoy. Make this holiday season a memorable one for your family by immersing yourselves in the enchanting Christmas spirit of County Wexford.