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Christmas Magic At Donegal’s Lapland, Inishowen

Christmas Magic At Donegal’s Lapland, Inishowen

Christmas Magic At Donegal’s Lapland, Inishowen

Donegal’s Lapland is located on the beautiful Isle of Doagh, a region situated to the North of the Inishowen Peninsula. Making your way to this magical place is in itself a journey to remember. On approach you will notice a shining star on top of a local mountain, this spectacle combined with the beacon of shining lights at the property, creates a sense of Christmas magic and anticipation as you get closer to your destination.

When you arrive you will be greeted by thousands of bright lights that illuminate the whole complex, see above. When you enter Donegal’s Lapland you will be tempted to sing along to classic Christmas songs that fill the air.

The Story Of Christmas At Donegal’s Lapland

Donegals Lapland Santa

Live Show At Donegal’s Lapland

At hourly intervals there is a live show where you can immerse yourself in the story of Christmas, skillfully brought to life by Santa’s Head Elf. You will notice that the venue is beautifully decorated see above, on stage there is a nativity scene, festive decorations and a fire place. Without wanting to give too much away, you will get the chance to meet Santa Claus who, using his magic, makes his grand entrance down a chimney.

Donegals Lapland Toy Factory

Toy Factory At Donegal’s Lapland

Exploring Santa’s Village At Donegal’s Lapland

The fun doesn’t stop there as you are then given a tour of Santas Village by Mr Claus himself. Some of the highlights include; his Toy Factory see above, the busy elves house, post-office where children can write and post their letter to Santa and Rudolf’s house see below.

Rudolf At Donegals Lapland

Rudolf’s House At Donegal’s Lapland

During your visit there are lots of opportunities to get some festive pictures and get into the Christmas spirit. A favourite with children, young and old is the chance to get a picture with Santa on his magical sleigh and if you feel like dancing to some Christmas Classics the Elves Disco is a must.

Where It All Began At Donegal’s Lapland


Doagh Famine Village, Inishowen

From first glance its hard to believe that during the year this is in fact the popular Doagh Famine Village, see above. When Winter approaches this historic venue is transformed into a Winter Wonderland. Tunnels which once brought you back in time now transport you to a place of magic and Christmas wonder, see below.

Doagh Famine Village Tunnel

Santa’s Village At Donegal’s Lapland

Opened in 1999 Donegal’s Lapland has brought laughter and Christmas magic to visitors and locals alike. Features that are added each year ensure that there is something new to experience every Christmas. Young or old when you enter Donegal’s Lapland its hard to deny that feeling of childish wonder and the magic that captures the imagination of all who love this festive time of the year.

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