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Santa’s Underground Grotto 2023

Arigna, Via Carrick-on- Shannon, Co. Roscommon. Eircode N41YP78

We are delighted to announce that Santa is making his highly anticipated return to Arigna Mining Experience this Christmas, for Santa Underground 2023!

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

Opening Dates & Entertainment

  • Sat 2nd Dec – Entertainment- Pat Trick’s the Magician
  • Sun 3rd Dec – Entertainment – Nutty Scientists
  • Sat 9th Dec – Entertainment- The Mad Professor
  • Sun 10th Dec – Entertainment- Bernardo the Magician
  • Sat 16thDec – Entertainment – MJ the Magician
  • Sun 17th Dec – Entertainment- Joe Daly

Please note that Santa Underground takes place at weekends only. Any bookings made for weekdays are for the normal underground tour only, and do not include a visit to Santa.

The bookings will run from 10am-4pm every day.

The event will be of one hour duration and there will be a one way system in place throughout the event.

Booking on-line only – Unfortunately, there will be no walk in appointments available this year.

Please Note: The online booking system closes off at 8am on the day of event, so no further bookings will be taken after that time for that day.

Note: All Children must be accompanied by an adult, Children are the responsibility of the adult at all times during your visit to Santa at Arigna Mining Experience.

There is no resident photographer so please remember to bring your own camera!

What’s Included?

  • meet Santa in his underground grotto
  • every member of the family receives a special gift
  • each child is given a personalised name badge
  • attendance to an entertainment show
  • enjoy the illuminated winter Alpine landscape
  • visit the Elves workshop and see the elves busy at work wrapping presents for Santa
  • optional face-painting


  • hot food, refreshments and homemade festive treats available in our coffee shop
  • souvenir shop – with Christmas gift ideas.
  • supervised coach and car park.
  • wheelchair, mobility device, and buggy accessible
  • toilets and baby changing facilities

Please print a paper copy of your booking to be turned in at reception on arrival. You can print your booking by clicking the link in your confirmation email.

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your allocated time and check in at reception— this keeps queuing to a minimum and ensures guests are seen in their allocated time slot.

Cancellation Policy

  • Once tickets are purchased, the booking is non-refundable unless government guidelines restrict us from opening, in which instance tickets will be refunded in full excluding the booking fee.
  • Please make note of the time and date you are booked in for. Transferring tickets to a different time/date is only permitted in exceptional cases and is subject to availability.

**All guests should read the full Terms and Conditions found on our booking page. By purchasing/presenting tickets for this event you are agreeing to comply with the terms and conditions of Arigna Mining Experience/Arigna Energy Valley Company.

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 the coming years. We would like to thank you and we hope you enjoy your visit to Santa’s Underground Grotto. We wish you all a very happy and safe Christmas.