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Family Events in Donegal

Festivals & Events

County Donegal enjoys a rich cultural heritage, and as part of this, we invite you to join celebrations throughout the year with diverse events, ranging from activities on the water, to family festivals!

The Santa Express at Oakfield Park

30th Nov - 23rd December 2022, Raphoe One of Ireland’s most popular Christmas experiences is on sale now. Get a real train to meet Santa Claus, enjoy games, shows and crafts, and experience the magic of our most famous event. Early booking is advised as only 30% of tickets remain. Click below to book your train now.

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The Wild Arctic Experience

1st - 23rd December 2022, Burnfoot Be transported to the Arctic North Pole, where you will see singing polar bears, elves working in the toy shop, Santa’s singing Reindeer, magical light up animals, real life Arctic Foxes, Arctic Wolf, Snowy Owl, Santa’s Igloo and you can even post your letter to Santa in the magical Post Box! You may even catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights! You can the…

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Santa @ Donegal Railway Museum

2nd-12th December 2022, Donegal Town Donegal Railway Museum is delighted to announce that its famous Christmas Santa event is back again, bigger and better than ever before. Because of unprecedented demand last year, we have added two additional Friday evenings as well this year. After our last runaway success, the elves have been busy helping Santa at his Grotto, with more excitingly new Chris…

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Panto at the Abbey Arts Centre

10th - 17th December 2022, Abbey Arts Centre, Ballyshannon Abbey Arts Productions presents its annual panto in the Abbey Arts Centre, Ballyshannon from the 10th to 17th December. This year we are delighted to present the godmother of all panto’s, Cinderella! The most famous pantomime of them all! The classic rags to riches story! Cinderella lives a life of drudgery, bullied by her horrible …

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The Music of ABBA

8th January 2023 - The Music of ABBA - ARRIVAL from Sweden was founded by Vicky Zetterberg in 1995 in Gothenburg, Sweden and very soon became one of the world’s most popular and most selling ABBA show bands. Since the start in 1995 the band has toured in over 70 countries, done 82 succcessful USA tours and has appeared in several TV and radio shows all over the world. Selling out arenas seated up …

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Earagail Arts Festival

8th - 23rd July 2023, Countywide Donegal’s Premier Summer Festival on the Wild Atlantic Way. Earagail Arts Festival is a bilingual (Irish and English language), multidisciplinary summer festival which traditionally takes place each July throughout County Donegal along the Wild Atlantic Way on the north-west coast of Ireland. Earagail Arts Festival brings inspiring performers to this capti…

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