2022 dates TBC


Palmerstown House Estate, Johnstown, Kill, Co Kildare



The Socially Safe Way to Enjoy Festive Cheer this Year!

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Each family bubble will travel in convoy together safely in their own car while enjoying the festive fun with Santa and his magic merry helpers. With contactless ticket scanning, the event can be experienced from the safety of your car and is suitable for all ages and abilities.



The route is bursting with festive cheer and twinkly lights and takes you through Elf Town, Santa’s Toy Factory, the Reindeer Stables, Candy Cane Lane and past The Enchanted Forest - there is never a dull moment at Santa’s House Express Drive-Thru Christmas.


Every child will still have the opportunity to meet Santa Claus in his woodland grotto where the truemagic of Christmas comes alive. Each child will be given an age-appropriate gift before enjoying our family-friendly Christmas funfair where you can enjoy some festive treats. Guests will also have the option to get a professional photo gift of their family on Santa’s Sleigh.


Located on the 1100 acre Palmerstown House Estate, Santa’s House Express Drive-Thru Christmas is the ultimate festive self-driving experience through a magical route.

The journey through the Christmas wonderland begins when you arrive at the North gates of Palmerstown House Estate where your pre-booked ticket will be scanned. You and your family will then embark on your self-drive adventure through the beautiful grounds of the 1100 acre estate.


Each family bubble will travel in convoy together safely in their own car while enjoying the festive fun with Santa and his magic merry helpers.

The festive route takes you past Elf Town, Santa’s Toy Factory and the Reindeer Stables. Marvel at the Elves as they make their final preparations for Santa’s busiest night of the year. Turn down Candy Cane Lane where the true magic of Christmas comes alive, with twinkling lights and Christmas decorations aplenty it’s a street bursting with festive cheer. Visit the Enchanted Forest with all its woodland creatures and magical friends, it is filled with stunning lighting displays.

Next up is Santa’s Drive-in Grotto deep within the Palmerstown House Estate woodlands where you will be greeted by Santa and his friends who will wish you a ‘Happy Christmas’. The Elves will have age appropriate gifts for all little visitors which will be delivered to your car. Although Santa can’t meet families individually like in the past, he still feels it’s important to say hi from a safe distance and he looks forward to regular visits again next year.


It’s time to park the car and enjoy our outdoor festive funfair area - all inclusive and unlimited in tour ticket price. Soak up the festive cheer with some hot chocolate and other festive treats available to purchase. Guests also have the option here to get a professional photo taken on Santa’s Sleigh.

Join over 60,000 guests who enjoy our experience every year - it's tradition! 


Please visit our official Drive-thru Christmas website for more information