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  • Writer's pictureDanny Joyce | Editor

Santa Claus is coming – to The Square, Tallaght!

Christmas is just around the corner, and the elves at The Square Tallaght have been snowed under preparing a spectacular family experience that The Square has become so well known for! Think explosions of colour with fun around every corner and a great value Christmas family day out in Dublin!

Sunday 21st November sees the return of Santa’s Grotto at The Square and an eventful day of celebrations to launch their 2021 festive experience.

Adventure Trail – The brand-new Adventure Trail is a festive journey full of magic moments for the whole family. Pick up a map from Santa’s North Pole Post Office, tick off the challenges and capture lots of sElfies on your way! Highlights include the Candy Cane Swing, Hop Scotch Lane and Santa’s Sleigh! A €2 donation to The Square’s children’s charity partner Barnardos can be made when picking up a map, with completed trail maps entered into a draw to win a €250 The Square Gift Card!

Panoramic Ferris Wheel and Kids Festive Funfair – The massive 35m Panoramic Ferris Wheel (dubbed the “Tallaght eye”!) returns! Sparkling in the sky with views across Dublin city and mountains -the big wheel is a huge hit and is this year joined by added funfair rides for the little ones! Featuring new Candy Cane Trampoline and a Festive Spin Zone, with firm favourites Sea Storm and the classic Merry Go Round- the outdoor experience on level 3 is not to be missed.

Santa’s Grotto – Santa is back! Visit Santa in his colourful cartoon grotto on level 3, with added safety measures and a new pre-booking system to complete your magical day out. Booking now open at

Christmas at The Square kicks off Sunday 21st November from 12pm with special entertainment on the day including DJ, magician, puppet show, balloon modelling, special guest appearances and treats on the day.

And if you can’t make it down to The Square for the launch day- don’t worry, every Thursday from November 25th- December 23rd will see late night shopping at The Square made more fun with special entertainers including Mrs. Claus, magician and balloon modelers! Something for everyone!

Also looking forward to Christmas at The Square this year is new cinema Movies @The Square, who will be opening the doors to their fully refurbished, luxury fitted 13 screen complex which has been redesigned from the ground up.

Ahead of their opening, Movies@TheSquare will be popping up at The Square’s Christmas Launch Day and late-night Thursdays for Trailers, Treats, Competitions & Christmas Gift Cards.

Christmas at The Square has become a firm favourite for families seeking a great value Christmas day out, while checking off those Christmas lists. With over 160 shops and restaurants including grocery stores Dunnes Stores, Tesco and major brands including JD Sports, River Island, H&M and more The Square is a one stop shop for all things Christmas.

The Square is easily accessible thanks to its 4 car parks, its location on the LUAS as well multiple bus routes passing by its doors.

Speaking about Christmas at The Square, Fiona Power, Commercial and Operations Manager said:

“Over the years, The Square has built a solid reputation for delivering unique and magical Christmas experiences, and we’re delighted we are able to continue that important tradition for so many families this year. Safety is our top priority and has been at the forefront of plans to deliver family fun and excitement. We can’t wait for customers new and old to experience everything from the brand-new Adventure Trail throughout the centre, to the outdoor Ferris Wheel, funfair and everything in between. Our staff and tenants are excited to bring the best of Christmas to our customers this year.”

For more information on Christmas activities, prices and opening hours visit

Slán go fóill,



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