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A Christmas Idea

a school bus that is parked on the side of a road

And just like that, after the quickest, most bonkers year on record, it’s Christmas.We knew from the off that Christmas was going to be different this year. While we may have hoped and prayed that the virus would be gone come silly season we knew that this was wishful thinking. And so an idea formed, that then became a conversation. Zoom meetings were had and plans were put in place. The idea and goal – save some of the enchantment of Christmas during this crazy time. 

santa claus with arms wide

The idea? A Santa Experience so fun, enchanting and magical you would forget about what was going on in the world for the hour you were on board. Most families have the very important tradition of going to visit Santa each year. However, the idea of sitting on Santa’s knee now seems so alien. We wanted to create an experience where this very important tradition could live on. One that we could keep safe and socially distanced but also not lose that familiar sense of joy and nostalgia that’s felt when visiting the man in red.

a group of people wearing costumes

To keep safe and socially distanced we built Santa’s very own personal carriage on the lower deck of our bus. It is here where families will be seated across from the main man while he chats with the little ones on what they’d like for Christmas and even what they may need to work on! This was the main driving point for us – keep it personal and close with craic, laughs and banter that we’ve missed while being in lockdown. 

Of course in true VTT fashion there will be tea galore! Our elves will be on hand to entertain with games and songs. Each family will be sat on the upper deck while we drive around Dublin during the most wonderful time of the year. The experience will run in both level 2 and level 3 – difference being in level 3 the festive afternoon tea is takeaway and instead on board there will be cookie decorating. 

a plate of food on a table

Bookings are now open online and we would love to see you and your family on board for some Christmas cheer. Take a look at what the experience entails here. If you have any questions or would like any further information please do not hesitate to contact us on 01 255 1777 or email