A spin to Dunmanway would pass a few hours.
And now Cork parents can treat the kids to a sneak peek at Mr Claus himself at a drive-thru Santa’s Grotto opening on Friday at the town’s SuperValu.
Santa Claus has confirmed that he will keep up his tradition of visiting the town in mid-December to ensure that the boys and girls of West Cork are on the nice list.
As a result of ongoing Covid-19 restrictions, and in an effort to keep both Santa and the local community safe, Santa has agreed to a “Drive-Thru” outdoor grotto in Dunmanway between December 11th and 13th, 2020.
While children won’t be able to have their photos taken this year with Santa, families can still get a 2020 photograph as a 7ft x 12ft photo board has been fitted next to Santa’s Drive-By Grotto at SuperValu Dunmanway.
This features a life-size photo of Santa, that families can pose with and grab a photo on their camera or camera phone throughout the month of December.
Store owner Andrew Healy says, “Santa will have to socially distance to keep him safe, but he has confirmed that he will make it this year. It was going to be a challenge, but as always Santa didn’t leave us down and we hope the experience is really enjoyable for the children and parents that come and visit Santa’s drive-by grotto in Dunmanway.”
In recent years, the donation box at the grotto has raised over €14,000 for local charities and sporting organisations so don’t forget to give what you can if you venture West this weekend.