The Santa Experience at Croke Park 2023

Santa’s coming Ho Ho Home to Croke Park

The GAA Museum are delighted to announce the return of the Santa Experience to Croke Park, the home of Gaelic Games, this year.

A team from the North Pole are setting up a training camp in Croke Park and they’d love you to visit, as they prepare for their special journey around the world, on Christmas Eve.

During the Santa Experience at Croke Park, you will join the Ice Patrol team, for an exclusive peek inside the North Pole GAA Dressing Rooms, before entering their super Skills Zone, where you can play a ‘cool’ selection of fun, festive games.

Then it will be time to step into Santa’s very special Croke Park cabin to meet the man himself. You can take a photo with Santa and tell him about your predictions for the 2024 GAA All-Ireland Championship!

Every child will receive a small GAA-themed gift and photos will also be available to purchase if you wish.

Tickets include access to the GAA Museum. When you are in the museum, make sure to collect their GAA Museum Junior Explorer passport and follow the North Pole GAA trail – find the answers to the clues that their mascot Cluasóg has left throughout the museum and receive a prize for your excellent efforts.

You can also call into Cú Chulainn’s Den, where you can write your letter to Santa and post it in the museum post box. Plus, you will have an opportunity to check out the interactive area in the museum. For the last two time slots on each day, please visit the museum in advance of the Santa Experience – see FAQ’s for more info.

During the Santa Experience, you will be joined by other people, but every ticket booking will have a chance to meet Santa for an individual photo. Photos can be purchashed separately. or you are welcome to take your own pictures.

Santa will arrive at Croke Park on Saturday November 18th and the Santa Experience will run on selected dates until Friday December 22nd. The experience lasts 50 minutes and is wheelchair and buggy accessible. Free parking is available outside the GAA Museum, which is located on the Cusack side of Croke Park.

It is recommended that you check the FAQ section and Terms and Conditions before making your booking.

All tickets must be pre-booked online in advance. Tickets cannot be purchased on the day.

Booking Online :- You can book on line here through their booking link directly to the  Croke Park ticket sales.

Family Fun Tip:-  The event is both wheelchair and buggy accessible, and there is free parking adjacent to the GAA Museum located on the Cusack side of the stadium

Christmas Fun for all the family!

"The Santa Experience at Croke Park"

Santa Experience Croke Park Event Information

Venue:- Croke Park, Dublin

Classification :- Family Christmas Event / All Ages

Dates:- Christmas at Croke Park – Santa Experience Tour – November 18th, and will run on select dates until  December 22nd 2023

Admission: –Tickets prices (excluding booking fees) are as follows:

  • Adults: €13
  • Children aged 2 upwards: €20 (including gift)
  • Children aged 13 months – 23 months: €14 (including gift)
  • Children Under 1: Free of charge and gift included, but ticket must be booked

Booking – Pre-booking is essential

Booking Online :- You can book on line here through their booking link directly to the Santa Experience in Croke Park ticket sales.    Note that all tickets are subject to booking fee.

Please contact [email protected] if you wish to learn more about for their sensory visits.

Note :-  All patrons are advised to note the following in relation to the Santa Experience:

  • Please arrive 15 minutes before the tour time
  • The duration of the visit is approximately 1 hour
  • Comfortable shoes and warm clothing are recommended
  • Patrons are advised that there is some walking involved in the Santa Experience
  • It is essential that patrons remain with the tour guide for the entire duration of the tour
  • Entry onto the pitch is strictly forbidden
  • All tours are wheel chair accessible and buggy-friendly
  • Free parking available in the outer Cusack car park (access is via St. Joseph’s Avenue off Clonliffe Road)
  • Photography permitted
  • There is a café on site serving hot food, snacks and refreshments

Free Parking

There is free parking adjacent to the GAA Museum which is located on the Cusack Stand side of the stadium (entry off the Clonliffe Road via St Joseph’s Avenue).

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