Santa Experience at the GAA Museum

Santa’s coming Ho Ho Home to Croke Park

The GAA Museum are delighted to announce the return of Santa 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 the GAA Museum, 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 musuem, make sure to collect our GAA Museum Junior Explorer passport and follow the North Pole GAA trail – find the answers to the clues that our 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 our museum 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 purchased separately, or you are welcome to take your own pictures.

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'GAA Museum 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 –2023

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.

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

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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

Please note, that if you are booked into the last two slots of each day, access to the GAA Museum is advised before your Santa Experience visit.

Group Booking:- If you wish to make a group booking, please get in touch with them directly – [email protected] or telephone 01 8192374

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 a booking fee

Croke Park Stadium Tour

The Tour

Walk in the footsteps of legends as you experience the magic of a match day…

The guided Stadium Tour offers an access-all-areas trip through the home of Ireland’s national games. Walk in the footsteps of legends as you visit the team dressing rooms before going pitch-side via the players’ tunnel and taking a seat in the VIP area.  Enjoy panoramic views from the top tier of the stand – 30 meters above the famous pitch.

Includes admission to the GAA Museum which celebrates Ireland’s unique national games of hurling and Gaelic football. The museum’s collections and exhibits illustrate the rich history of these national games, highlighting the significant contribution the GAA has made – and continues to make – to Ireland’s cultural, social and sporting heritage. Test your Gaelic football and hurling skills in the interactive games zone – see how fast you can react, check out your passing skills, practice a fingertip save or discover the art of the high catch!

To Find Out More About The GAA And Croke Park Stadium Tour

Online Booking –You can book on line here through our booking link directly to the GAA Museum ticket sales

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