Donegal – Santa’s Island

"Donegal’s Lapland"

Santa’s Island 2017

Christmas in Donegal can be a magical and fun-filled experience, especially if you visit Santa’s Island at Donegal’s very own Lapland.

The longest running and most popular Christmas show in Donegal is back again the Christmas and you do really have to pass the North Pole to get here, we kid you not!

The visitors centre is ready and open for this year’s festive shows, offering a whole new experience and great facilities not just for Santa but for everyone visiting Santa’s Island.

Now when you arrive for the show everyone can wait indoors in the new visitors centre as the excitement builds in the lead up to each show. The visitors centre also houses ample toilet facilities and a baby changing area.

There will also be a number of new additions and surprises added to the whole experience this year.

They don’t want to give too much away but Santa has said we can reveal one of the new additions!

The Elves’ Disco in Santa’s Village is open to everyone of all ages to bust some moves with Santa’s elves and enjoy some refreshments and treats as well.

Let  Santa’s Island Magic Begin!

The whole show takes place in the dark of night with thousands of lights for special effects to add to the whole experience. At Santa’s Island they aim to create a world for the young and old that helps capture the magical and enchantment of the festive period from the moment you arrive."Santa’s Island"

When the live show gets underway, the head elf appears and explains the story of Christmas.The children watch as a star appears above the stage. Then the curtain opens.

Behind the curtain are Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus along with a donkey in a stable.The Elf now explains how Santa got involved in the story of Christmas.

Santa now makes his entrance coming down the chimney. Santa talks to all those gathered and at the end calls out each child by name and has a small gift for each of them. When Santa has given each child their gift, everyone is free to move out to Santa’s Village.

Santa’s Village

In Santa’s Village you can visit Santa’s home, see what he eats for breakfast and visit the elves’ bedroom. You can explore Santa’s office and the children can write and post their list for Christmas. Tour Santa’s shops, visit the toy factory and sit on Santa’s sleigh. In Santa’s home, the children can meet Santa again and have their photographs taken with him.

You also can continue through a tunnel into Elves Kingdom. This is completely different world with Elves houses and many more surprises like the the Elves Disco for all to enjoy a few dances, some treats and refreshments.

Santa’s Workshop & Toy Factory

This year Santa will take everyone on a tour of his workshop ending in his Toy Factory where he has a few special surprises & will call each child by name to receive a small gift..

Santa’s Island Attractions


Santa’s Island Event Information

Venue:- Doagh Famine Village, Doagh Island, Clonmany

Classification:- Family Christmas Event / All Ages"Christmas Online Booking"

Dates:-  This event will run from the 25th November to the 22nd December

Admission:- –

  • Child Ticket (aged 2 & over) – €14.50
  • Child Ticket (0 – 23 months) – €5.00
  • Adult Ticket = €14.50

All tickets subject to a 50c booking fee per ticket, not included in the above prices

Booking Online:- You can book on line here through our booking link directly to Santa’s Island ticket sales

Please note all bookings for Santa’s Island must be completed online.

Please Note:

If you want your child to have their name called out by Santa to receive a gift personally from Santa during the live show then you should purchase a child ticket.

If you have a child who wants to attend the live show but does not want to meet Santa and does not want to receive a present from Santa then you just have to purchase an adult ticket for that child regardless of their age. A child with an adult ticket will not have their name called out by Santa and will not receive a gift from him.

Children under the age of 2 on the date of the show do not require a ticket to be purchased in advance.

If your child is under 2 on the date of the show but you would still like them to personally receive a small gift from Santa you can do so by paying €5 at the door upon arrival.

Booking Online:- You can book on line here through our booking link directly to Santa’s Island ticket sales

Please note all bookings for Santa’s Island must be completed online.

Directions to Donegal’s Lapland

You can easily find your way to Santa’s Island using the interactive map at top of page to get directions to Donegal’s Lapland.


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