Santa’s Underground Grotto

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Santa’s Underground Grotto

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 2018 , we would like to thank you and we hope you enjoy your visit.

Opening Dates

Sun 3rd Dec - 11.00am to 5.00pm
Sat 9th, Sun 10th, Sat 16th & Sun 17th Dec - 11.00am to 5.00pm
Friday 22nd Dec - 12.00pm to 5.00pm

*5pm Bookings - Please arrive at 4.30pm to enjoy the entertainment as it all finishes at 6pm

*Please select your dates and Children tickets on the calender above. Adults can be added later in the booking process.

*Booking on-line essential - Booking slots available for shortened queuing times for greater visitor satisfaction.


Babies/Toddlers (up to 2 yrs) €10 each
Children (2 yrs - 14 yrs) €20 each

All Adults €10 each

*Booking Fees included in price.

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

Arigna Mining Experience - Derreenavoggy, Arigna, Carrick-On-Shannon, Co. Roscommon, Ireland

*Duration of the event 1.5 - 2 hrs & all facilities are indoor with age appropriate gift from Santa’

*For Group/ School/ Playschool bookings, please ring reception at 071-96-46466 / 00353-71-9646466 for further details.’

*We look forward to welcoming you all along to a fun filled festive family experience this Christmas in Arigna Mining Experience’

Arigna Mining Experience, Arigna, Carrick-On-Shannon, Co. Roscommon, Ireland

Co-ordinates N54 deg 4.460 W8 deg 7.294 

A printed paper copy of the booking form must be handed into reception.  This can be printed by clicking the link on your confirmation email.

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

What is included in your ticket?

  • Santa’s elves greet you at the door on your arrival
  • Each child is given a special personalised name badge
  • Meet Santa and receive a very special gift for all the family in his underground grotto
  • Festive Face painting
  • Visit our nativity Scene
  • Enjoy the illuminated winter Alpine landscape
  • Enjoy new and exciting alternating entertainment shows throughout the day with Fred the party Professor and Zippy the clown, who is new to the event this year.
  • Visit the Elves workshop and see the elves busy at work wrapping presents for Santa.
  • Each child will receive a personalised naughty/ nice certificate from Mother Elf.
  • More new Festive surprises in store with Mrs Clause. !!
  • The full visit to Santa at Arigna Mining experience lasts two hours approximately but you are welcome to stay on and enjoy the party.
  • All facilities are indoors / undercover.


  • Hot food, refreshments and homemade treats available in our coffee shop
  • Souvenir shop – with ultimate Christmas gift Ideas.
  • Supervised coach and car park
  • Wheelchair and Buggy accessible
  • Toilets and Baby changing facilities


  • Children €20 per child
  • Adults €10 each
  • Babies and Toddlers up to 2 yrs. €10 each
  • Booking Fees included in price.
  • Special rates for groups of 20 or more- contact reception 071-96-46466 for details.
  • Please print a paper copy of your booking by clicking the link on your confirmation email and present it at reception on arrival.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your allocated time and check in at reception.

What's New for 2017! 

Zippy The Clown Award Winning Show - Direct from the Big Top has toured the world performing for over 16 years as a professional Clown & Entertainer and now he is bringing his award winning show to Arigna Mining Experience this Christmas as part of our Christmas Event. 

Fred the party Professor’s show includes the following Magic, Music, Comedy, Juggling & Balloon Art Demonstration.


Cancellation Policy- Terms and Conditions

  • All children should be accompanied by an adult
  • Tickets for this event are non-refundable
  • Please Take note of your date and time slot booked as we may not be able to accommodate you on an alternative date.
  • Please turn up in time for your allocated time slot as this keeps queuing to a minimum and ensures that visitors are seen within their time slot.

Please Note:

  • Tours of the mine are not included in the Santa Underground event.
  • Remember to bring your own camera to capture those magical moments with Santa, Mrs Claus and the Elves.

We wish all the children and their families a very happy Christmas from Santa Claus, Mrs Claus, Mother Elf, the elves and all of us here in Arigna Mining Experience.

Thank you for sharing our Christmas event with us.

Arigna Mining Experience
Derreenavoggy, Arigna, Carrick-On-Shannon, Co. Roscommon, Ireland