TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16
SANTA AND HIS ELVES
Powerscourt House 9.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.
Cost: €10 per child (adults go free).
CHRISTMAS STABLES Powerscourt Garden Pavilion Stables 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Adults and children of all ages are welcome to pay a visit the stables, which is free of charge.
LAKESHORE WONDERLAND Avon Ri, Blessington 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission for children (one adult goes free, additional adults pay €5) is €18 and includes a visit to Santa, a gift and hot chocolate and full access to Santa’s Lakeshore Wonderland. CHRISTMAS TASTES, THEMES AND TOURS Russborough House 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.
CHRISTMAS ISLAND Hidden Valley Holiday Park, Rathdrum 1 p.m. to 8.15 p.m. Tickets, which must be booked in advance at www.christmasisland.ie, cost €15 per child and €12 per adult. REMEMBRANCE TREE
Church Street car park, Wicklow town, In recent years the Remembrance Tree has been an integral part of the Wicklow town Christmas experience. The Remembrance Tree, erected by the Rotary Club of Wicklow every December, is an opportunity to remember loved ones as well as raising funds for local charities.