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Santa's Grotto at Dublin Zoo

Taking place at Dublin Zoo, Phoenix Park, Every Saturday & Sunday in December and every day from Friday 20th December until December 24th

Santa's Grotto at Dublin Zoo returns this year to the Phoenix Park and takes place every Saturday and Sunday in December and then every day from Friday December 20th to December 24th.


A magical grotto awaits you where Santa will be waiting to see all the Boys and Girls and to hear what they would like on their Christmas list this year. In the Winter Wonderland children will see all the elves hard at work getting all the toys ready for Christmas Eve.

Young children visiting Santa will receive a gift and a photo of their visit with Santa. Face painting, arts and crafts will also be on hand in this ultimate Christmas experience. The whole family are invited along to this festive themed event that is fun for all and why not make a day of it and take a trip around the Zoo after your visit with Santa to see all the animals that live there.

Opening times from 10am to 4pm daily and last entry is at 3.30pm, tickets 10 Euro or 8 Euro if you hold an annual pass.

For families staying at the Caslte Hotel, take bus number 46a from Parnell Square, just 2 minutes walk away and the bus will take you directly to the Phoenix Park.