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Unlock the secret at Fota House this Christmas!



Step back in time and experience a magical guided tour through Fota House this Christmas with your family.

Be part of something special at this beautiful regency property and meet Mrs Claus in our Victorian Kitchen, where you will begin your journey to Clara, the Toymaker and the Mischievous Mouse King. Can you help release the Toy Prince from under the Mouse King’s spell and return him to his beloved friend Clara?

Experience the sights and sounds of Christmas as you prepare to meet Santa Claus himself and tell him what you would like this Christmas. Every child will receive a gift from Santa Claus and there will be lots of seasonal photo opportunities throughout the house – so don’t forget to bring your camera!

Our popular children’s Christmas crafts return for 2018 and get ready to leave a wish on our special Wishing Tree. Bakestone will be with us, serving their delicious seasonal treats – warming hot chocolate, mince pies and loads more! Our volunteer craft stand will be on display in the Long Gallery by our gorgeous open fire where you can pick up that unique and handmade gift or last minute tree decoration!

‘The Magic of Santa’ runs Friday 7th December from 5pm to 8.00pm, Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th from 12.00pm to 8.00pm; Friday 14th December from 5pm to 8.00pm, Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th from 12.00pm to 8.00pm.

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Fota House, Arboretum & Gardens is cared for by the Irish Heritage Trust, a not for profit charity. Your visit to the ‘The Magic of Santa’ at Fota House & Gardens help keep this special place open for everyone. For details on all our events visit us at

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