Weekend look ahead: Events around Wicklow

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Aughrim Town and Country Market

Where?: Aughrim.

This weekly event runs from 10am to 2pm and features a wide range of stalls. Produce includes meat, vegetables, cakes, eggs, plants, pottery, knitwear, jam and even tea or coffee. Craftspeople and local growers welcome.

For more information, go to Aughrim Town and Country Market.


Farm Market at Killruddery

Where?: Killruddery House and Gardens, Bray.

This weekly event runs from 10am to 4pm, featuring locally sourced produce, crafts and fine foods. Running all year round, this family-friendly event has a variety of hot foods, and seasonal themes promise a lovely atmosphere. Free parking is available.

For more information go to Killruddery Farm Market.


Christmas Island at Hidden Valley Holiday Park

Runs until December 23rd.

Where?: Hidden Valley Holiday Park, Rathdrum.

Christmas Island is hosting the only Santa Experience in Ireland with both a train and a boat. Children will have a chance to go on enchanted train and boat journeys, meet the elves and have a sing and dance with them, visit Santa (all children receive a present and sweet treat), and there will be a playground and mini golf.

For more information, go to Christmas Island.


Santa at Avoca Powerscourt

Runs until 23rd December

Where?: Powerscourt House and Gardens.

Mr Claus and his elves will be at Avoca Powerscourt awaiting your visit, so we hope you’ve been good this year. While adults relax with a coffee or snack in the Terrace Café, children will be enchanted to meet Santa and his elves. Even Santa’s animals will be there at the Powerscourt Garden Pavilion. Deer, miniature donkeys, pygmy goats, rabbits, and guinea pigs will all be there, and are free to visit.

As well as Santa, there will be gift shopping, food and free parking, plus the Powerscourt Gardens.

All Santa bookings come with an exclusive offer of a promotional Family Ticket price to the Powerscourt Gardens.

Price: €10 (Non-refundable. Booking opened 9th October.)

For more information, go to Powerscourt House and Gardens.


Santas Journey at Djouce Golf Club

Note: runs every weekend until Christmas.

Where?: Djouce Golf Club, Roundwood.

As Christmas approaches, Santa, his elves and Mrs. Claus have created a magical journey in the foothills of the Wicklow mountains. This train journey sets off from Winter Wonderland Station stopping to see Santa’s Runway, The Talking Tres, Candy Cane Land, Elves Village, and many more along the way before meeting Santa himself.

Children will have the opportunity to get letters stamped by one of Santa’s elves to ensure it will be first priority, and the journey will come to an end as guests are invited into the Winter Lodge Café where hot drinks and festive treats will be available.

Price: €10 adults / €18 children (incl. free gift from Santa)

For more information, go to Santa’s Journey.


Entertainment at the Grand Hotel

Where?: Wicklow Town


Saturday 23rd December John Junior 9pm
Saturday 30th December Eoin Murtagh 9pm
Sunday 31st December Shay & Tom 9pm

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