Festive Forest Dungarvan 2020

The Festive Forest drive-thru will feature a dazzling light spectacle, Santa’s sorting office, The Elves’ toy workshop, Santa’s grotto, plus the must-see experience of meeting Santa’s reindeer in person, all this and more from the safety of your own car.

Pricing

Tickets are limited, please book early to avoid disappointment.

 

  • Child (Aged 13 months to 12 years) €18.50 + booking fees. 

  • Infant (Aged under 13 months) €5.00 + booking fees. 

  • Adult €13.50 + booking fees

  • 1 Car = Up to 7 People

Top Tips for visiting the Festive Forest

Please arrive 5 minutes before the time of your booking ONLY. Earlier or later entries will not be accommodated due to traffic restrictions at the venue Entry is via Walsh Street, Dungarvan, Co Waterford. Please approach the attraction from the bypass side of Dungarvan, via the McDonald’s roundabout.

COVID - 19 safety measures

You never leave the safety of your car during this whole event from start to finish. We are Waterford’s first & only completely contactless drive-in Christmas experience.

 

  • The safety of staff and visitors is our top priority and have designed the entire experience with the current health guidelines in mind.

  • This Controlled environment minimises any contact with others or unsanitised surfaces

  • Performers and staff will wear masks while onsite.

  • Performers & staff will socially distance from each other at all times.

  • All staff will be temperature checked before entering the site.

  • Upon arrival at our site, your ticket will be scanned through your closed car window.

  • In the event Government guidelines change, refunds will be provided if necessary.

  • Following the guidelines as per the 10th of August 2020, we encourage anyone over the age of 13 to wear a mask to our event.

  • Contact Tracing - We keep a record of everyone that is booked in for each time slot allowing for appropriate contract tracing if necessary.

Road safety 

For everyone to enjoy the experience, there are some few road safety rules to follow. 

 

  • The speed limit will be set at 5 kph

  • You must follow the Elves. When you approach our friendly Elf please follow their instructions, you must stop and switch your engine off, this will allow the scene to start and actors to be able to approach your car safely.

  • When the scene is finished the Elf will ask you to move on to the next section so turn on your engine and drive to the next scene.

  • All cars are required to have current car insurance and the driver will be responsible for any damage and injuries that may occur, due to the fault of the driver, staff, performers, or anyone else.

  • Guests MUST wear their seat belts at all times and doors should remain unlocked in case of an emergency.

How it works

Please print off your ticket and bring it with you. Your ticket will be scanned through your closed car window on arrival. You will then proceed to enter our attraction.

 

You may put your widows down to let the children see the surroundings better. You must follow the instructions from the Elves at all times, they will guide you through the entire experience.

 

When you approach our friendly Elf please follow their instructions, you must stop and switch your engine off, this will allow the scene to start and actors to be able to approach your car safely. When the scene is finished the Elf will ask you to move on to the next section so turn on your engine and drive to the next scene.

 

Please ensure to bring your letter for Santa where you can pass it to the elves for sorting.

 

You will have an opportunity to see Santa in his Grotto. Santa will be at a safe distance, but will be as jolly and festive as always, and is very excited to chat with all the children. His helper Elves will give small gifts to the children for being so good throughout the year, through their car windows at the Elves’ Toy Workshop 

There will be plenty of fun and surprises along the way

 

The final stop on the journey will be the Reindeer enclosure where you will be able to meet 2 of Santa’s Reindeer

 

The entire attraction will take approximately 25 -30 minutes to complete. You must go to every scene in the attraction. Once you enter you cannot leave early due to safety reasons

Important terms & conditions
  • Tickets cannot be sold on. Anyone found selling tickets will have them cancelled, bar codes will be voided and you will not be given a refund.

  • Tickets are non-refundable.

  • You MUST remain in your vehicle at all times. Under no circumstances must you leave your car.

  • Your car must be in good working order & hold valid insurance

  • You MUST not bring alcohol, food, illegal drugs, weapons of any kind into the attraction.

 

  • No Vans, Minibuses or pickup trucks allowed due to height restrictions. Cars only. Soft tops are allowed. SUVs allowed

  • A maximum of 7 guests per car is allowed.

  • Our event uses lots of lighting effects. If you suffer from epilepsy or any other condition affected by the use of these special effects, we recommend you do not attend this event.

  • No pets are allowed.

  • The entire experience will last approximately 25-30 minutes.

  • This is an all-weather event; you will stay in your car at all times

  • Unfortunately, Toilet facilities are not available due to Covid restrictions, please plan accordingly.

  • All children will receive a small gift through their car windows, you can let the Elf’s know if you do not wish to interact with them and decline the gift.

  • Rescheduling bookings: if you need to make an amendment to any booking please contact us on info@festiveforest.ie