The Malahide Castle Christmas Experience

Christmas at the castle is always special. This year we have been inspired from Christmas’s of old – leaning into ‘Twas the night before Christmas – vintage and nostalgic – Victorian, old-fashioned, warm and inviting.

Christmas Offering:

We will have the rooms decked out with a homely feel and maybe a few surprise visitors in every room.

“Christmas comes but once a year and when it comes it brings good cheer”

We want to create a bygone era, full of nostalgia, wonderment, joy, magic, anticipation!

Stories of Christmas past will be narrated and recounted and songs will be sung as nothing says Christmas quite like the melodious strain of festive tunes!

Children will be met by Mrs Claus, then brought into Santa for a little chat, where they will be given an age appropriate gift, hand-picked by the Big man himself from the Elves workshop– festive characters will read Christmas stories and we’ll make it all about the kids by giving them a voucher for a hot chocolate at Avoca, then TOOTS, the hop-on and hop off express will be waiting for families to shuttle them back to the visitor centre (at a discounted rate) to collect a hot chocolate at the Avoca hatch.

It’s all about the kids – they are the stars of the show at Malahide. We will strip it right back to its essence; family time, shared memories and excitement that is seriously contagious! That’s when the magic happens.

“When we recall Christmas past, it is the simplest of things – not the great occasions – that give off the glow of happiness”

Light up your children’s faces!



Enjoy a gift of magic and adventure with our Annual Membership Pass

Offering cardholders unlimited access to Malahide Castle and Gardens (including the Butterfly House and Fairy Trail), Newbridge House and Farm and The Casino Model Railway Museum