This year Donegal’s Lapland will be including special features such as snow effects, smoke machines, flashing lights and live animals to enhance the festive experience.

If anyone wishing to visit Donegal’s Lapland has any issues with these special effects on medical grounds don’t worry! We can arrange special shows without these effects so please contact us on 074 93 78078 if we can help you in this regard.

Plan your Visit

The following information is intended as a guide to help ensure you get the maximum enjoyment from your visit to Donegal’s Lapland and it goes as smoothly as possible.

How to Get Here

It is the responsibility of the ticket holder to ensure you arrive in plenty time for the show you have booked for.

Directions, journey time, allowing for traffic and any adverse weather conditions are all the sole responsibility of the ticket holder.

Late arrivals may be refused entry without refund and no refunds will be issued to those who decide not to attend due to being late or adverse weather conditions.

We will always try to be accommodating and understanding as we can but we cannot allow later entry to entry to another show as this detracts from the enjoyment of others and we have safety considerations in terms of numbers to take in to account.

Where to Stay

We do not provide or arrange accommodation for visitors. Visitors have to arrange their own accommodation and make their own transport arrangements to and from the venue.

Please always book your tickets first as we cannot guarantee tickets will be available for the date of your accommodation.

We provide the following list of places to stay as a resource to visitors from which you can choose.

Full details of all hotel deals for 2018 will be posted here as and when they are available.

Redcastle Hotel Logo

The Redcastle Oceanfront Golf & Spa Hotel is a deluxe 4 star resort on the shores of Lough Foyle in Inishowen – one of the most beautiful peninsulas in Ireland.

With spacious family rooms & suites, kids menus, Thalasso swimming pool & lot’s to see & do it is the perfect location to enjoy a family break this festive season.

It’s so magical, that Santa even leaves a letter & a special gift for all the girls & boys in their room. You can also enjoy some warm milk & cookies in our Grotto before you visit Santa!

Just a ½ hour drive from Lapland and 20 mins from Derry City, it is the perfect choice for your Santa’s Island & Christmas Shopping Break.

Visit for further details.

Scenic view of Redcastle Hotel

Ballyliffin Hotel

Ballyliffin Hotel LogoBallyliffin Hotel Deals for Donegal's Lapland“Oh the weather outside is frightful but the welcome at the Ballyliffin Hotel is delightful”

Are you planning to visit Donegal’s Lapland this year?

Is so, why not make a night of it!

One nights Bed & Breakfast for 2 adults + 2 kids = €120.00

This includes Children’s playroom, selection box for the kids and free WiFi.

Visit for further details.

Ballyliffin Town House

Ballyliffin Town House Logo

Ballyliffin Town House Lapland OfferChristmas Magic like nowhere else (from €115)
** 4 Star Boutique Accommodation **

Offer for 2 Adults & 2 Children (Under 12 years) Bed & Breakfast

Prices from €135.00 for Friday & Saturday or €115.00 Sunday to Thursday.

* Subject to terms & conditions – 24th November to December 22nd 2017

  • Each child receives a free selection box upon arrival.
  • Join Mrs Claus nightly for bedtime stories by the fire while the children receive complimentary hot chocolate & chocolate chip cookies.
  • Christmas movies on TV plus children’s games etc available.

Offer does NOT include tickets to Santas Lapland

Visit for further details.

Ballyliffin Lodge Logo

In Donegal, there is nowhere Christmas is more celebrated than in the Ballyliffin Lodge & Spa.

A 4* Multi-Award Winning Venue with 40 beautifully appointed bedrooms.

Make your trip to Donegal’s Lapland extra special by staying with us.

Enjoy a 1 night stay B&B for only €109 Sun- Thurs and €159 Fri – Sat.

Offer based on 2 adults and 2 children. Does not include tickets to the show.

Let the magic continue to your room where Santa will leave a selection box and Christmas hat for all children.

Visit for further details.

Ballyliffin Lodge Donegals Lapland Offer

Strand Hotel, Ballyliffin

Strand Hotel LogoStrand Hotel Deals for Donegal's LaplandEnjoy the warm and friendly family atmosphere at The Strand Hotel this Christmas while visiting Santa Claus and his hard working elves at Donegals Lapland.

Our families can enjoy a 1 night stay with full Irish breakfast.

Complimentary selection boxes for all of our Lapland kiddies.

All rooms €110 (based on Max. 2 adults and 2 kids).

FREE WI-FI throughout.

Located in the centre of Ballyliffin Village, the hotel is the perfect base for touring the wonderful natural attractions of the beautiful and unspoilt North West of Ireland.

The Strand Hotel is a family run, family friendly hotel ideally located just 10mins from Donegal’s Lapland.

Visit for further details.

Inishowen Gateway Hotel

Inishowen Gateway Hotel Logo

Visit for further details.


McGrory’s Hotel

A family of four stay for only €99 midweek or €139 at the weekend.

Take home a memory from McGrorys with a bauble made by your child.

Donegal’s Lapland is a short 20 minute drive from McGrory’s Hotel.

Visit for further details.

Ballyliffin B & B

Ballyliffin B & B

Visit for further details.

Donegal Holiday Home B & B

This newly renovated house is located on the east side of the Inishowen peninsula.

It boasts stunning views over Lough Foyle and as far as Scotland. The house is situated 1 mile outside the town of Moville and 3 miles from the fishing village Greencastle, which both have an excellent nightlife.

The cottage is in a very scenic, private location but with all the conveniences of the local town only 5 minutes away. The master bedroom, located at the upper end of the house is fitted with one king-size and one single bed. At the other side of the house there is a double ensuite room and another large bedroom with a king-size bed, making this a great family home. There is a spacious open-plan kitchen and sitting room with open fire and oil-fired central heating throughout. Bed linen, towels, cooking utensils and starter pack are all supplied. Also, newly installed this year is Freeview TV with over 100 channels.

Cottage available for weekend, midweek breaks, weekly or for longer stays at affordable rates.

Please call 0872323062 or email for further details.

Inclusion of any hotel on this page is not an endorsement by Donegal’s Lapland of that hotel or the deals they offer. Deals may vary from year to year.

Neither is the order in which they appear any reflection on the quality or value of the hotels or deals offered.

Donegal’s Lapland does not endorse nor support the content of any of the hotel website links above which are provided for our visitor’s convenience only.

Please note that when booking accommodation for Donegal’s Lapland that you have to deal directly with each hotel and your booking with your chosen hotel does not include tickets or entry to Donegal’s Lapland.

Tickets for Donegal’s Lapland can only be booked online via this website.