Santa Experience at Croke Park

Santa returns to Croke Park this winter and tickets are now on sale for this unique family event at GAA Headquarters. 

This year Santa has a new helper – Stitch the Snowman.  Stitch loves hurling and football and can puck a ball from Croke Park to Lapland. 

Join staff of the GAA Museum as they search for Stitch in Croke Park’s very own Polar Palace.  Or maybe Stitch is hiding out in the Ski Patrol Room under the Cusack Stand?  Follow the clues to find Stitch and have a very special meeting with Santa on the way.

The Santa Experience begins on Saturday November 25th and advance booking is required to avoid disappointment. A visit to Santa at Croke Park promises to be a memorable one for all the family. Children will visit the Polar Palace, Ski Patrol Room and Santa’s Grotto before going pitch-side for a special surprise! 

All children who visit Santa receive a present.  Access to the GAA Museum and interactive games zone is included in the ticket price.




Santa Experience frequently asked questions:

How much does the Santa Experience at Croke Park cost?
Adults: €10
Children (2 years and over): €16
Children (1 – 2 years): €8
Children (under 1 year): FREE

Where can I buy tickets?
Tickets can be booked online via our website www.crokepark.ie/santa with a debit or credit card.

Do I need to pre-book?
Yes. The Santa Experience at Croke Park must be booked in advance via www.crokepark.ie/santa

I don’t have a computer, how do I book my ticket?
We require all bookings to be made online via our website. But if you require assistance, please contact us by telephone 01 8192374.

I didn’t receive my confirmation email, what do I do?
First check your junk mail. Should you have not received a confirmation email, please click here.

My child is under 1, do I need to buy a ticket?
There is no charge for babies under 12 months old, but we do ask that you select this option when booking tickets.

Can I purchase a Family Ticket?
Unfortunately not, all tickets are individually priced.

Is there a group rate available?
No, all tickets are priced individually. If you wish to make a group booking, please get in touch with us directly – santa@crokepark.ie or telephone 01 8192374.

Can I get a refund?
We regret that tickets to Santa Experience at Croke Park are non-refundable.

How long does the tour last?
Your Santa Experience will last approximately 60 minutes. You are welcome to spend as much time as you wish in the GAA Museum before or after your Santa Experience.

What time should I arrive?
Please arrive 15 minutes in advance of your tour time.

What happens if I miss my slot?
If you fail to show for your scheduled time we will try to accommodate you on the next available tour but this cannot be guaranteed, particularly at busy times.

Is the Santa Experience wheelchair accessible?
The Santa Experience is fully wheelchair accessible but should you have any special requirements please let us know in advance – santa@crokepark.ie.

Are buggies permitted?
Yes, the Santa Experience is buggy-friendly.

Where does the Santa Experience at Croke Park start from?
The Santa Experience starts from The GAA Museum in Croke Park. The GAA Museum is located on the Cusack Stand side of Croke Park and access is via St. Joseph’s Avenue off Clonliffe Road (there is a Daybreak store on the corner of Clonliffe Road and St. Joseph's Ave). 
There is no access to the Santa Experience from the Hogan Stand/Jones’ Road entrance to Croke Park.

Is there parking available on site?
Yes, there is free car parking available in Croke Park. Access to the car park, which is adjacent to the GAA Museum, is via St. Joseph’s Avenue (off Clonliffe Road). Click here for directions.

Will my child meet Santa? 
Yes, every child will meet Santa and his elves.

Will my child get a present?
Yes, every child will receive a gift.

Can I take my own photos?
Yes - please bring cameras/phones, as there will be many photo opportunities along your journey.

Is there a café in the museum?
The Blackthorn Café will be open selling light refreshments and festive snacks for all the family to enjoy.