Croke Park cancels Santa experience due to Covid-19 fears

By Brian Dillon

Croke Park has cancelled its Santa experience amid rising Covid-19 fears.

The festive experience at the home of GAA was meant to kick off on November 27th but has now been called off.

Organisers said: "The safety of our staff and our visitors is always our number one priority.

"The rising cases of Covid-19 throughout the country, and the continued uncertainty, led us to make the tough decision today to cancel our Santa Experience for this year.

"On behalf of the GAA Museum, we would like to thank all the families who had hoped to visit the Santa Experience over the coming weeks for their support during these difficult times.

"All tickets will be automatically refunded through the ticketing platform which they were purchased from, and this will happen in the next 7 days."

They added: "We would also like to thank all those who have worked so hard behind the scenes with us over the past few months to make the Santa Experience possible this year.

"We look forward to welcoming both Santa, the elves, and families from across the country to Croke Park next year."

The experience would have seen visitors take a stroll pitch-side before stepping into the Elf Dressing Rooms, the Igloo Clubhouse and the North Pole Skills Zone, and then visiting Santa for a gift and photo opportunities.

Tickets were also supposed to grant visitors access to the newly refurbished GAA Museum at Croke Park.

The stadium is still offering other visitor experiences such as their popular Skyline Tour.

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