Santa’s Magical Cabin presented by The Santa Experience in Portlaoise 2023

Santa’s Magical Cabin is part of the award winning and original Santa Experience and will be in it’s 4th year in operation at the Kyle Centre, Portlaoise. Santa’s Magical Cabin will provided children and adults alike with a magical Christmas feeling.

Santa’s Magical Cabin is a stand alone cabin with a high quality large grotto.

With an unforgettable visit to Santa in his magical cabin, get yourself a special present and have your picture taken with Santa.

The photographs which are extra (but worth it!) come in a professional 8 x 10 format with a black silver trim card frame. The quality is fantastic and it provides families with a timeless memento. You choose and collect your photos immediately after your visit in Santa’s Magical Cabin Experience.

Family Fun Tip: Fill out the ‘Santa Needs to Know’ form – Santa knows some personal information about each child which enhances every child’s experience. Santa will offer an age-appropriate gift and take memorable photos that will last a lifetime!

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Reindeer Food: This year, Santa has given the secret recipe for his magical Reindeer Food to the Santa Experience in Portlaoise. Rudolph and the other reindeer get very hungry on their journey around the world! The Magical Reindeer food comes in a beautiful hand tied bag complete with a tag.

Be sure to get some and hang the food on your tree until Christmas Eve. Sprinkle it outside just before bedtime for Rudolf and the other reindeer so they know exactly where your house is!

Personal Letter and Nice List Certificate: You also can get your very own personal letter from Santa Claus himself straight from the North Pole to your doorstep! Based on the information you provide Santa will create a magical letter unique to your child. Each letter comes with an authentic ‘Nice List’ certificate.

“Finding Nutmeg” Book: This beautifully illustrated children’s book details the story of a little boy’s adventure to the magical North Pole. After finding a magical coin outside his grandad’s workshop, Sean embarks on a mission to return it to its rightful owner: Nutmeg the Elf. Finding Nutmeg is a timeless tale that’s sure to bring the whole family together!

“Finding Nutmeg” Activity Book: Bring the adventures of ‘Finding Nutmeg’ to your home this Christmas! Children can now go on their own creative journey meeting elves, colouring in elves, and solving puzzles along the way!

Event Information

Venue: Kyle Centre, Portlaoise

Classification:  Family Event  /  All Ages

Dates : 17th November to 23rd December 2023

Times: 12pm to 7pm (generally)

Precise timeslots: In order to reduce time waits and prevent crowds, they have created more precise timeslots. Similar to previous events, check-in will be no more than 10 minutes before your timeslot. Please arrive at check in with your your QR code or confirmation email ready for inspection.


  • €13.50 per child includes meeting Santa and his elves and receiving a lovely age appropriate gift
  • €6 per adult
  • €13 per baby includes meeting Santa and his elves and receiving a lovely age appropriate gift
  • €6 per baby with no gift

Photos:  €16 for first & €30 for two photos.

Fancy receiving an Official Invitation from Santa himself for €14.00 ?

Take a look here at what extra surprise could be in store!

  • Reindeer Food: €4 per bag
  • “Finding Nutmeg” Book: €12
  • “Finding Nutmeg” Activity Book: €7
  • “Finding Nutmeg” Activity Bundle (Book and Activity Book): €17
  • Pre-pay 1 Printed photo   €16
  • Pre-pay 2 Printed photos  €30
  • ”USB plus 1 printed photo”   €40
  • ”Ultimate Bundle” USB, printed photo, Finding Nutmeg, Activity book & Reindeerfood.   €60

Booking Online : You can book online through our link directly to Santa’s Magical Cabin in Portlaoise ticket sales

All children MUST be accompanied & supervised by an adult at ALL times.

Important: Please arrive at your booking time. We will endeavour to commence your experience within 10 mins of check-in/booking time.

Example: If you have booked for 2:00pm you should be entering the experience by 2:00pm.

Special needs: Because of the changes we’ve made to our event for 2022, we do not have a specific autism friendly day because every day is autism friendly! As always, if your child has specific needs that may not be met at the event, please contact the team ahead of time and remind the receptionist on the day so your visit will run as smooth as possible!

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Direction To Visit Santa in Santa’s Magical Cabin Portlaoise

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