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Santa's Grotto

Visit Santa at various locations across Lisburn Castlereagh

This Christmas, Santa and his helpers will be busy across Lisburn Castlereagh! Choose from a location below and treat your kids to a wonderful festive experience. 

Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum

Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum

Visit Santa in his living room at the Irish Linen Centre, Market Square, Lisburn. The Santa’s Grotto will be open to the public daily from Saturday 1st December until Christmas Eve. (Closed Sundays)

Children can visit Santa and his helpers and they will receive a complimentary gift, courtesy of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council.  However, a minimum donation £1 per child to the ‘Cancer Fund for Children’ charity would be most welcomed by the Mayor and Santa.

Opening Times

Monday - Friday 10am - 3pm, (Tuesday 11th & Tuesday 18th open to 4.30pm).

Saturdays 10am - 4.30pm, Christmas Eve 9.30am - 12.30pm.

Late Night Opening

Thursday 13th & Thursday 20th 10am - 8.30pm. For more information please contact Museum Reception 028 9266 3377.

There is a special post-box in our museum reception (closing date for letters Monday 17th December 2018).

Bow St Mall, Lisburn

Bow St Mall, Lisburn

Visit Santa's Grotto in Bow St Mall from Thursday 22nd November

£6.50 per child - includes visit, a gift and 6 x 4 photo with Santa.

FREE FACE PAINTING each Saturday & Sunday during December* Times for this will vary from Grotto opening hours.

Opening Hours & Reindeer Feeding Times are on the Bow Street Mall website

Santa at Sprucefield

Santa at Sprucefield

Santa and his reindeer will be welcoming excited visitors to his grotto at Sprucefield Centre! Visit Santa and his Elves in his Winter Wonderland Cabin up until Christmas Eve. Admission to Santa's cabin is FREE! Donations are very gratefully received with proceeds going to the very special 'Friends of the Cancer Centre'.Santa's Winter Wonderland cabin will close at 5pm on Christmas Eve.

Opening Times

Monday - Friday 2pm - 8pm.

Saturday 11am - 6pm.

Sunday 12.30 - 6pm.

Spruce Meadows Adventure Farm

Spruce Meadows Adventure Farm

Visit Santa's Grotto at Spruce Meadows Adventure Farm.

Santa will be at Spruce Meadows from Saturday 1st December 2018!

Father Christmas and his band have transformed the meadows into a festive wonderland. There are elves, animals, and presents galore, crafts and photos and so much more. So hurry aboard the Christmas Express and begin the adventure that’s sure to impress!

Santa Experience is open Saturdays and Sundays in December. Saturday 1st December will be the first and Sunday 23rd December will be the last. Will also be open on Friday 21st December.

Included in the Santa Experience is Christmas crafts, train ride to visit Santa and an individual chat with the man himself, presents for the children, animal feeding, bouncy castle, mulled wine and mince pies and loads of illuminations and Christmas lights! Please call or email to book.

Slots are available from 3.30pm to 8pm, other days and times are available for group bookings!

Children £15pp. Adults Half Price. Group Rates Available. Must Be Booked.

Christmas at Hillmount Garden Centre

Christmas at Hillmount Garden Centre

Visit Santa in one of Ireland's largest Grottos at Hillmount Garden Centre and tell him what you would like for Christmas. Kids can explore the wonderful Hillmount Grotto with Pygmy goats, donkeys and gift wrapped presents from Father Christmas.


- Monday & Tuesday: 2pm ~ 5pm
- Wednesday ~ Friday: 2pm ~ 8pm
- Saturday: 10am ~ 5pm
- Sunday: 12pm ~ 5pm

Extended Opening hours in December:

- Monday 17th: 10am ~ 5pm                
- Tuesday 18th: 10am ~ 5pm
- Wednesday 19th: 10am ~ 7pm
- Thursday 20th: 10am ~ 7pm
- Friday 21st: 10am ~7pm
- Saturday 22nd: 10am ~5pm
- Sunday 23rd: 10am ~5pm

£12 per child/ £10 per Baby (under 1) / £3 per adult (12+).You are also welcome to bring your own camera or professional photographs are available to buy as an optional extra.£10 each or 3 for £20.

Bring your Doggy to see Santa too! Sunday 23rd December 10am - 4pm.

£10 per dog- Professional photos optional extra - £10 each or 3 for £20 - No Booking Required!

Discover more this Christmas in Lisburn Castlereagh

Eating out this Christmas in Lisburn Castlereagh

Getting Here

Trains and buses run at regular intervals into Lisburn City Centre. Why not catch the bus from Belfast Europa Buscentre or hop on the train to Lisburn from Belfast, Bangor, Dublin, Newry or Portadown. For further information, check out journeyplanner.translink.co.uk

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