1 - 23 December 2019
Christmas at Killruddery is all about celebrating the coming together of friends and family. Each week until Christmas, we light a new candle on the Advent wreath, symbols of hope, peace, joy and love.
We are delighted to announce our 6th annual Visit Santa Claus experience. This winter, Mr and Mrs Claus await visitors in our House & Gardens – and the transformed Horse Yard – magically lit and decorated by the elves.
At the heart of our winter wonderland is the time-honoured art of storytelling and musical performance. Santa’s elves will be orchestrating music workshops – hand-making percussion instruments to sound through the twinkling, wintry Gardens in search of Santa Claus.
This year, we want to experience the joy of giving rather than receiving. As elves serve warm milk and cookies, Mrs Claus will help all children compile and wrap a small gift for a loved one – and select one of our three charities to donate a 50c token: Their Lives Matter, Mary’s Meals & Barretstown.
After meeting Santa, we have gift-away Nibbles for Christmas Eve preparations – including Killruddery’s own-recipe cookie dough, a carrot for Rudolph and seeds for planting next year!
Workshops are provided in collaboration with Me and The Moon.