Luggwoods Santa’s Enchanted Forest is a family Christmas experience set in the ancient Lugg Forest at the foothills of the Dublin Mountains. We’re just 3km outside Saggart Village in Co. Dublin and only a short drive from Tallaght.

And why not make a night of it and stay over in the luxury Citywest Hotel and Leisure Centre? The Citywest Hotel is not far from Luggwoods and offers very competitive rates for Luggwoods customers.

With its rustic old-world charm, Luggwoods Santa’s Enchanted Forest is the ideal backdrop for you and your family to experience this natural environment with real Christmas Spirit.  It’s just how Christmas should be.

Your magical rustic Christmas experience will begin as soon as you enter the beautiful Luggwoods Santa’s Enchanted Forest.  You’ll be greeted by our fairy tale characters that will show you to Santa’s tractor drawn carriage called “The Luggwoods Express”.


When you board The Luggwoods Express you will be brought through Santa’s Enchanted Forest to our Big Red Barn. Along the way, you will take in the stunning view of Dublin city and meet the grumpy old Grinch.

At the Big Red Barn you’ll meet Mrs Claus, Santa’s Elves, hear stories, play games, meet reindeer, and have a dance and the kids get to enjoy their free hot chocolate. And while you’ll here, you’ll have a personal visit with the big man himself, Santa. And of course, he’ll have presents for all the boys and girls.

On the journey back through Santa’s Enchanted Forest, you will get another chance to take in the amazing views of Dublin City which looks like a sea of twinkling lights below you.


You’ll travel through the magical Luggwoods Santa’s Enchanted Forest on Santa’s tractor drawn carriage.

The Enchanted Forest has plenty of great delights and a few surprises too! You’ll have lots of fun, hear tales about the forest and how Santa came to be there.

If another train passes by my blinking hovel I’m going to lose it. Leave me alone and turn off those blinking lights. Carry on, Santa’s grotto is that way now get lost!

What’s wrong Mr Grinch, are you feeling blue? We know just what to do for you, wait right there, back in a few,  we’ll have you feeling like brand new.

When you reach the Luggwoods Big Red Barn you’ll have lots of fun with Santa’s Elves, get to meet Mrs Claus and of course, you’ll also get to meet Santa Claus.

In Santa’s Grotto, you and your family will have your own personal visit with the big man and he has presents for all the girls and boys!



We want to make sure that you and your family have a truly memorable experience during your visit to Luggwoods Santa’s Enhanced Forest. To help you, we’ve put together some information below that is likely to answer some questions that you might have.

Have a read of these and if there is anything we haven’t covered, then please contact us and we’ll get back to you with the answer.

Some Questions You May Have

Information About Luggwoods Santa’s Enchanted Forest

The Luggwoods Santa’s Enchanted Forest is a theatrical production that takes you on an unforgettable journey through the serene setting of Lugg forest right to the top of Lugg Hill. Meet real reindeer, a host of special characters and of course the big red fellow. This experience is like none other in Ireland and is aimed at recreating the age old tradition of Christmas through theatre, magic and of course nature.

Our experience is specially designed for the whole family, including children of all ages and the adults too because at Luggwoods we believe that EVERYONE should have a very Merry and enjoyable Christmas!

Please see our adult only event times that give Adults the chance to experience the magic of Christmas too.

The Luggwoods Santa’s Enchanted Forest is an online only booking system.

Tickets can be purchased by credit or debit card from our website. Once your transaction is completed, a confirmation email containing your unique booking reference number will be sent to your email address. If you do not receive this email please check your spam/junk folders as it may reside there depending on your email provider.


Tickets Prices for Christmas 2017 Are:

  • Child – €19.00
  • Adult – €13.50
  • Children under 12 months go free once the parent/guardian have purchased an adult ticket.

We also have great value family tickets available:
2 Adults and 2 Children – €61.75 offering you a 5% discount
2 Adults and 3 Children – €78.96 offering you a 6% discount
2 Adults and 4 Children – €95.79 offering you a 7% discount

We offer groups of over 15 a special discount rate of 10%. Contact us for information about special group rates.

NOTE: Ticket prices are subject to unavoidable agent fee

Luggwoods is 3km from Saggart Village on the Slade road, just 8km from Tallaght and 20km from Naas.

There is no bus transport from Saggart village to Luggwoods

CLICK HERE for driving directions to Luggwoods.

Note: Please drive carefully and give time for your journey

Your ticket price includes:

A journey through Luggwoods Santa’s Enchanted Forest on Santa’s tractor drawn carriage called the ‘Luggwoods Express’.
Breath-taking views of Dublin
Meet Mrs Claus and her elves as well as other characters
Personal visit with the big man himself with a gift for every child
Free Hot Chocolate for all children
Lots of activities/play areas for children

Other choices for you
• Professional photo’s available to purchase with Santa or on the Luggwoods Giant wooden Sleigh
• Try our delicious coffees, hot chocolate drinks & seasonal snacks in the Luggwoods Barns
• Jump on board our Christmas Carousel
• Prizes for Best Dressed Christmas family on every day

The experience will last approximately 70 mins long with the Luggwoods Express operating every 30minutes. There is no time restriction so you can relax and enjoy some festive treats in our barns.

Yes, photos of your magic moment with Santa are available to be purchased in Luggwoods Big Red Barn. The cost of these photos is €10 for one, €15 for two and €20 for three.

We also have a number of free photo opportunities in our barns with Mrs Claus, our very own elf on the shelf and much more.

Please dress appropriately during your trip to Luggwoods. You will travel through a real enchanted forest which is set at quite a height overlooking Dublin.  So wrap up well and be sure to have hats for your kids!!!

Buggies are not permitted on the Luggwoods express train so we would advise you leave your buggy in your car. Luggwoods cannot accept responsibility for any personal property left throughout the experience.

There is a baby changing facility available but it is in an outside toilet which will be very cold given the time of year.

Yes, there are refreshments available before and after the experience. Nanna Kelly’s kitchen will be even bigger this year with premium coffee, free hot chocolate for all children and delicious Christmas treats can be purchased for all the family.

Yes, we have free parking for all of our customers, Coaches will need to contact us to arrange space.

Yes, the Citywest Hotel and Lesuire Center is located near Luggwoods and they offer Luggwoods customers very competitive rates.

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When you get to Luggwoods Santa’s Enchanted Forest, our parking attendant will direct you to a suitable car parking spot. Once parked, you make your way to the reception area where you will check in with our reception Elf. Please ensure you have your tickets printed or you have a copy of them on your phone. Once you are checked in, you can sit back and let Santa’s elves entertain your children before you board the Luggwoods express for your journey through the enchanted forest.

Note: please allow for parking time before your event start time by arriving 15 mins before the start time.

Yes, Luggwoods is wheelchair accessible and we have a space on each train for a wheelchair. Unfortunately, due to you travelling through a real forest the surface is very uneven so it may not be very wheelchair friendly as the road surface has stones etc on it.

Once in the barns, the surface is smooth and very wheelchair friendly. We do our best to accommodate wheelchairs and make them as comfortable as possible. If you have any further queries please contact Luggwoods directly on or 01 4011674

Your time will be allocated on your ticket. We would advise to only arrive 10-15 minutes before your train time. Please ensure to bring your printed ticket or have them on your phone.

Please try to get there 15 minutes before your train leaves, if you are running late please let us know by calling 01-4011674 and we will try to accommodate you as much as we can

No. Unfortunately, Luggwoods is a tickets only event and has to be pre booked due to limited spaces on trains.

Yes, our system is mobile friendly

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No, we regret we are unable to issue refunds.

On completion of your order you will receive a confirmation email with a DIGI ticket. This ticket is printable. Please print your ticket or have it available on your mobile phone for viewing.

Contact Luggwoods on or by phone on 01-4011674

You do not need to print your ticket. Once you have a copy of your tickets saved to your phone we can check you in on arrival. Once you have a copy of your tickets saved to your phone we can check you in on arrival.

Please contact Luggwoods at or by phone on 01-4011674. We will do our best to fit another person in at your train time. However, if the event at that time is full this may not be possible. We will do our best to accommodate where possible.

Tickets cannot be refunded unless your event is cancelled by Luggwoods. There is no option to cancel but we may be in a position to facilitate you at a different time depending on availability. Please contact Luggwoods on or by phone on 01-4011674

No, sorry you cannot receive a refund due to adverse weather conditions. Luggwoods will endeavour to ensure that all events will go ahead no matter what the weather. In the unlikely event that Luggwoods has to cancel any event, we will post notices on this website and Facebook and try to contact the ticket holders affected

The charges are levied on us and pay for credit/debit card processing and all other costs associated with the ticket transaction.

No, Sorry, Santa has enough pets so we do not allow any other animals to attend.