Experience

The Amber Springs Santa Experience is hugely popular with families, visiting Santa year on year because our village is the best Santa Village in Ireland!

All Aboard the Amber Express for the best Santa Experience in Ireland. Your children will delight in the festive sights and sounds of Christmas not to mention the aromas of hot chocolate, roasted marshmallows, chestnuts! Once you walk in the door Papa Elf, the head of Santa’s team of Elves will great and meet you before bringing you to the magical dome. You will have such a great time hearing Papa Elf’s story, writing your letter, taking picture and all before departing on the Amber Express Train to Santa’s Village!  There you will have a personal meeting with Mrs Claus and see lots of Elf’s working away in their workshops and then the big visit to Santa to get your Santa surprise.

This year we have some new surprise characters from Disney who will help welcome your family into our magically festive Santa experience here at the Amber Springs Hotel in Gorey, Co. Wexford.  We look forward to seeing you!

The Santa Experience lasts over an hour and includes:

  • Festive Carol Singing
  • Festive time in our magical Christmas Dome
  • Papa Elf story telling and picture taking
  • Meeting Mrs Claus and Santa’s team of Elves
  • Writing your Letter to Santa ready to deliver to the Village Post Office
  • Board the Amber Express for a trip through the Christmas Forest
  • Visit the Santa and Elves Village of North of Gorey Pole.
  • Pop in to each house to see the Elves hard at work including Toy Shop, Post Office & lots more!
  • Ending with a personal visit to Santa who gives each little visitor their own present.

On arriving at The Amber Springs Hotel the children (and adults) will all be brought to Santa’s Dome were they will meet Papa Elf and his team of Santa Elves including Olafv and his Disney character friends! 

Of course the Dome has lots of pointy eared mischief filled elfs who have “borrowed” Santa’s Sleigh so you can get your picture taken.  Don’t forget to get the boys and girls to write their very important letter to Santa and enjoy some festive treats all before setting off.

Then it’s “All aboard” the Santa Train which puffs its way down to Santa Village where it makes its stop at the live animal crib, the Santa post office to post their letters, passing the elves working away making all the good boys and girls toys in the work shop. Here you will meet Mrs Claus who will have a special hello for all the boys and girls.

The festive experience only gets better and better when you and your children will be guided by one of Santa’s elves to try and find him in his cabin for your own personal visit!

Trains start Saturday, 25th November and Sunday, 26th November and then DAILY from the 1st of December!

There is a sensory train on Saturday, 2nd December.

There is no Santa train on Christmas Eve as Santa will have departed to start his travels!

When you have met Santa you return by special express train to family & friends only to dream of next year’s visit.

*Note: This is an outdoor event so please dress and wear appropriate shoes.