Visiting Santa Claus at Arnotts is a free service which we are delighted to offer our customers on a ‘first come, first served’ basis, each day. However, Santa can only meet up to 140 families per day. The closer we get to Christmas, more and more families are coming to visit Santa Claus. Due to this popular demand, Santa is now being booked out early in the morning, for that day. For those who secure Santa Q tickets, the queue can be up to six hours long.
From Friday, December 18th Santa's Grotto will be opening at the earlier time of 8am to accommodate more families each day. On Christmas Eve the Grotto will close at 12pm so that Santa can make his way back to the North Pole in time for his magical trip around the world. Santa will only be able to see up to 50 families on Christmas Eve and we expect tickets will be snapped up by 9am.
We invite you to explore the store while you wait! Find the perfect Christmas gifts for friends and family; discover the wonders of Toytown; visit the Star Wars Pop-Up and take a selfie with Chewbacca and a Stormtrooper; make a wish at the Irish Fairy Doors Wishing Well or relax over coffee and Christmas treats in one of our cosy cafés. There’s plenty to see and do while you wait your turn in the Santa Q.