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5 Opportunities to visit Santa Paws in Ireland - Dog Friendly Christmas

We know you are all very excited to visit Santa Paws - pups all around Ireland have been so excited about the Big guy's arrival because they know, they are all very good boys and girls!

This year's Santa Paws events are listed below:

Sage and Stone Christmas Market

From 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, November 27th.Visit Santa Paws to have a family photo printed as well as dog treats.

There is no need to make a reservation; all proceeds benefit Dogs Trust.

Click here for more info.

Pets meet Santa Day at Nore Valley Park

Tuesday, December 6th, 5 p.m.–8 p.m.

Booking online is essential; a portion of the proceeds will be donated to The LightHouse Kilkenny.

Learn more and book here.

Indoor dog market and Santa Paws

December 11th, 2pm–5pm

Dogs will have the opportunity to get a photo with Santa Paws and browse some of the market stands. Humans can also get a bite to eat or a drink in this amazing dog-friendly venue!

The event is free to attend, but if you want to prebook your Santa slot to guarantee you get it, please choose the ticket option that includes a Santa slot. Book here.


Santa Paws at Winterval 22. Santa is coming to Waterford Winterval this Christmas, and while he is pretty busy saying hello to the children from Ireland’s good list (which is all of them, obviously), he's putting time aside for fur babies too.

Price: €16.50 (plus booking fee) per dog and family. It includes a visit from Santa, a small gift for the dog, and one family photo.

Extra dogs per family: €10


Opening Times

26 and 27 November, 3rd and 4th December, 10th and 11th December, and 17th and 18th December from 10am to 6pm

Additional info:

Booking is essential. Event suitable for social dogs that like other dogs, no other pets allowed.

Learn more here.

Santa Paws at Maxi Zoo

December 10th, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Santa Paws visits are for pets only, and please bring your own camera. Santa Paws will be in all stores, except Ballincollig. No booking is required.

Learn more here.

There are also loads of other Christmas markets around Ireland that welcome furry visitors. Keep an eye on our Facebook and Instagram stories, we are always posting new updates there ;)

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