Get ready for Christmas fun at Liffey Valley Shopping Centre

by Alison O'Hanlon
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Christmas at Liffey Valley

As it gears up for what will be another bumper Christmas, Liffey Valley Shopping Centre is excited for Santa Claus to arrive in the Centre, turn on the Christmas lights and set up shop in his spectacular Christmas grotto.  

As one of Ireland’s largest shopping and leisure destinations, Liffey Valley will host a series of Christmas celebrations and family entertainment including live music, face painting, and of course, Santa’s big arrival to turn on the Christmas lights.  

The free festive fun will begin on Saturday, 18th November at 1pm, with Santa’s sleigh due to land at 4pm.

Once Santa has unpacked and gotten settled in his grotto, little shoppers can queue to visit the man himself from 5pm on Saturday, following his big entrance, right up until the 24th of December.

This year, Liffey Valley is partnering with Little Blue Heroes, a not-for-profit Foundation which supports families of children with serious illnesses in Ireland. Led by current and retired members of An Garda Siochana, Little Blue Heroes will grant one child the chance to give Santa a special  Garda escort to make sure he parks up safely at his grotto.  

Commenting on Santa’s arrival to Liffey Valley, Denis O’Connell, Centre Director at Liffey Valley Shopping Centre, said “We’re very excited to welcome Santa and his group of hard-working elves back to Liffey Valley and enable as many children as possible the chance to share their Christmas wishes with the Big Man himself. The schedule of entertainment planned for Santa’s arrival is sure to make unforgettable memories to countless families as we strive to continue our offering of free eventing occasions to our loyal customers.” 

Featured image: Sisters Penney (5) and Bella (8) Murphy from Dublin patiently awaiting the arrival of Santa Claus to Liffey Valley Shopping Centre on Saturday 18th November at 1pm.

Picture Marc O’Sullivan

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