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This afternoon.

Jervis Shopping Centre, Dublin 1.

The new Jervis Shopping Centre Magical Santa Grotto complete with hand sanitizing stations, ventilation systems, electrostatic spray system and clear perspex screens separating children from Santa.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year.

Book here

This morning.

Aldi, Terenure, Dublin 6.

Karen Morgan writes:

Ho, ho, ho! Exciting news! Santa dropped into Aldito announce that, while we may not be able to visit him in person this year, during the month of November, Aldi is giving 100 lucky families the opportunity to win a virtual chat with the man himself in the run up to Christmas via SantaOnline.ie.

To enter, email your best Christmas cracker joke to santa@aldi.ie!

You may share them with us as well.

Or not.

Suit yourselves.

In 1962.

Santa arrives on Dublin’s River Liffey on a Jet Ski-like thingamajig, as recorded by Gael Linn, Amharc Éireann, Ireland’s longest-running indigenous newsreel series.

Watch clip of Santa’s arrival and scenes from Dublin’s Moore Street and Henry Street during Christmas in 1962 here.


The Gael Linn Collection

Via Irish Film Institute