In Fota, a 19th Century house might be Cork’s most magical Santa visit
Why should the kids have all the fun?
If you’re looking for a Santa experience that’s just as enchanting for grown-ups as it is for children, make a beeline for Fota House this month.
The historic regency property is hosting a magical guided tour for believers of all ages – and it’ll take you right back to your childhood.
Guests will meet Mrs Claus in the Victorian Kitchen, before beginning a mission to release the Toy Prince from under the Mouse King’s spell and return him to his beloved friend Clara.
The journey will prepare little visitors to meet Santa Claus himself, with an opportunity to tell him what they would like this Christmas.
Every child will receive a gift from Santa Claus and there will be lots of seasonal photo opportunities throughout the house – so don’t forget to bring the camera.
Children can make Christmas crafts and leave a wish on the special Wishing Tree and Bakestone will be serving up hot chocolate and mince pies to fuel the adventure.
‘The Magic of Santa’ runs Friday 7th December from 5pm to 8pm, Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th from 12pm to 8pm; Friday 14th December from 5pm to 8pm, Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th from 12pm to 8pm.
Adult tickets are €9, Children €19 and you can book them online now here.
The best bit is that Fota House, Arboretum & Gardens is cared for by the Irish Heritage Trust, a not for profit charity so your visit to the ‘The Magic of Santa’ will help keep this special place open for everyone.