The most wonderful time of the year kicks off in Tallaght this weekend in what promises to be an exciting day of celebrations.

That’s because Santa will be arriving at The Square on Saturday (23rd) to officially launch the countdown to Christmas.

There is loads of entertainment lined up throughout the day at The Square, including a giant ferris wheel, carousel, DJ and face painting, before Santa touches down at 5pm, to officially switch on the centre’s Christmas lights and launch a spectacular firework display that will light up the Dublin skyline.

Santa will be joined by special friends Paul Ryder and Giz a Laugh’s Enya Martin, with musical and dancing performances from Dancing with The Stars Karen Byrne and many more for an afternoon of complimentary entertainment.

This Christmas, The Square is also excited to launch a spectacular Frozen 2 themed mall in association with Disney.

Come and check out luminescent Frozen 2 projections on the Centre’s huge sails, and the much-loved selfie screen featuring Frozen 2’s favourite characters.

Disney’s Frozen 2 opens in Irish Cinemas on November 22.

The Square’s beautiful Santa Grotto will also officially open its doors on November 23rd, following Santa’s big arrival, and will run until December 24th.

This year, visitors to Santa’s Grotto are in for a real treat as they pass through the ‘Naughty or Nice’ scanner before taking Ireland’s only 4D virtual reality sleigh ride, to feel like they are flying through the night sky on a “Journey to Santa’s Kingdom” with special effect wind machines and gentle movement.

Speaking about this year’s bumper event, commercial manager at The Square, Fiona Power said: “The 23rd of November is a date not to be missed at The Square with Santa and Frozen II both landing on the same day, it’s going to be our biggest ever event.

“We’re so excited to share it with all of our customers, everyone is welcome to join in the celebrations!”