Santa Experience FAQ's

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GAA Museum Santa Experience 2022 FAQs

The Santa Experience will run on selected dates and times between November 26th and December 22nd 2022 inclusive.
All bookings must be made online in advance. Please see for tickets. Unfortunately, we cannot take bookings over the phone.under any circumstances.
Adults: €11
Children aged 2 upwards: €17 (including gift)
Children aged 13 months – 23 months: €9 (including gift)
Children Under 1: Free of charge and gift included, but ticket must be booked.
The Santa Experience will begin at the GAA Museum. The museum is located under the Cusack Stand at Croke Park and entry is via St Joseph’s Avenue. Turn at the Daybreak shop on the Clonliffe Road. Free parking is available using this entrance.
Please arrive 15 minutes before your start time. We cannot accommodate late arrivals. Don’t forget to check in at the Santa desk upon arrival. This will be clearly signposted
The Santa Experience lasts approximately 50 minutes.
The Santa experience takes place both indoors and outdoors and children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

This is a group tour, and you will be joined by other people during your visit. Every ticket booking will have a chance to meet Santa individually.

Before meeting Santa, you will visit the Elf Dressing Rooms and North Pole Skills Zone with your tour guide.
Every child will receive a small GAA-themed gift. This year we are refraining from using wrapping paper. The gift is included in the ticket price.
Your group will have a chance to have their photo taken with Santa. Photos will be available to view and purchase following your visit with Santa.

The photo is not included in the ticket price. Photos cost €12.50 for one or three for €30 - they also come with a souvenir booklet. You are also welcome to take your own pictures with Santa.
Yes – you are welcome to take pictures throughout your visit. Please be respectful of other visitors and only take pictures of your own group
In this case, it is likely that there are not enough places left to fulfil your order. For example, you require 5 tickets, but there are only 4 left. Please select an alternative date / time.
Of course! Santa Experience tickets also include access to the fabulous GAA Museum, so don’t forget to look around after your visit with Santa.

You can collect a Junior Explorer passport and follow the clues through the exhibits visiting our Cú Chulainn activity den to write a letter to Santa, stamp it and post it at the museum’s postbox.

The ground floor of the museum has recently been upgraded with new exhibitions and artefacts on display. You can also spend time in the Hall of Fame, visit the Remembering Bloody Sunday exhibition, view the Trophy Collection and have fun in the interactive games areas.

Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times whilst in the museum, gift shop and café.
Yes – you can bring a buggy on the experience. Please make sure children are strapped in safely and correctly. Follow the advice of the staff and tour guides at all times. Please take note of signage and exercise caution where there are steps. Alternatively, buggies can be folded, stored and collected after your visit.
Yes, the Santa Experience is fully wheelchair accessible.
Yes – the GAA Museum’s Blackthorn Café is open. The café serves hot drinks, sandwiches, snacks and treats.
Toilets are located in the GAA Museum. Baby changing facilities are also available. At busy times extra toilets will be made available in the stadium.
Yes. The GAA Museum gift shop will be open during your visit with lots of gift ideas. You can also shop online at
At this stage we cannot change a booking due to the very limited availability. Should you wish to cancel, please give at least 24 hours notice. Cancellation requests received after this time will not recevie a refund. Email [email protected] as soon as possible if a refund is required. Unfortunately we cannot process part refunds.
Should you wish to add more people to your booking, please email [email protected]. We will try to accommodate you subject to availability.
This may be possible, subject to availability. Please email [email protected] for further information about group tours. Places are limited for groups so contact us as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
If we cannot run the event, please be assured that all tickets purchased are fully refundable.
We recommend that you dress warmly and wear comfortable walking shoes. Part of your experience will take place outdoors.

Walking on the pitch at Croke Park is not permitted under any circumstances.

Please remain with museum staff and follow their advice throughout your visit.

Don’t forget to have fun!