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Santa’s Underground Grotto Event 2018

Once again, Arigna Mining Experience comes alive with a festive atmosphere. The visit to Santa in Arigna is a unique, exciting fun-filled day out for all the family.

Arigna Mining Experience is a community tourism initiative and your attendance at our festive event will contribute directly towards the preservation and further development of Arigna Mining Experience in 2019 , we would like to thank you and we hope you enjoy your visit.

Opening Dates and Entertainment

Fred the Party Professor-   Sat 8th Dec / Sun 9th Dec/ Sat 15thDec/Friday 21st Dec/ Sat 22nd Dec

Joe Daly Magician-  Sun 16th Dec

Custard Pie Puppet Show-   Sat 8th Dec/ Sun 9th Dec/ Sat 15th Dec/ Sun 16th Dec/ Fri 21st Dec/Sat 22nd Dec

Fred the party Professor’s show includes the following Magic, Music, Comedy, Juggling & Balloon Art Demonstration. Fred engages the children and adults alike in his family friendly show. Joe Daly (Sunday 16th Dec only) is one of Ireland’s leading children’s magicians and entertainers. His hugely popular television show ‘abraKIDabra’ airs daily on RTÉjr and is now in its second season. His unique style of comedy magic and illusion will have both children and adults enthralled. His highly interactive visual magic show will have the children in absolute awe one minute to uncontrollable laughter the next. His show really is a rollercoaster of fun and excitement. 

Custard Pie Puppets is one of Irelands recognised family entertainment companies founded by master puppeteer Conor Lambert and Tessa Fonfara. Conor Lambert has been performing for over 40 years and is an experienced performer in theatre and on television starting his puppetry career on RTE’s iconic ‘Wanderly Wagon’ in which he played the character of Mr Crow. Tessa Fonfara also comes from a theatrical family and is an experienced puppet maker and costume designer. 

The show at Arigna Mining Experience “Christmas Crackers” features Santy’s helpers Dong & Ding, Frosty the Snowman and of course Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer and more- all wrapped up with seasonal capers, laughs and sing-a-long fun

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