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Santa Trips

  • 19-10-2020 2:58pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 172 ✭✭ joebloggs123


    What are you all planning on doing this year with regards to Santa visits? We've always booked in somewhere nice and gone as a family but not sure we're comfortable in the current predicament. There will enivetably be questions from the younger ones. Are there any setups particularly focused on a covid friendly experience? :(


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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,775 ✭✭✭ Effects


    I've had to tell my child that Santa Clause isn't real. It was the only way out of it really.


  • Registered Users Posts: 409 ✭✭ Pistachio19


    Thankfully my son wouldn't thank us for bringing him to see Santa. However, if he was interested I'd just be telling him there won't be any Santa visits this year, in the same way he can't visit family/friends.


  • Registered Users Posts: 272 ✭✭ rosiem




  • Registered Users Posts: 7,693 ✭✭✭ DvB


    Effects wrote: »
    I've had to tell my child that Santa Clause isn't real. It was the only way out of it really.

    Bit nuclear option that one, depending on their age.
    "I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year" - Charles Dickens




  • Closed Accounts Posts: 64 ✭✭✭ RachelsCousin


    I've seen a few places that usually would have Santa grotto doing a zoom virtual Santa this year. I explained to the kids (5&7) that Santa won't be able to visit before Christmas incase he makes all the Elves sick, and he needs to keep well for Christmas.
    I'd find it difficult to justify the prices though without a gift.

    Similar to the one above, I used PNP in the past. You get a recorded video that they can rewatch as many times as they want, but I think it worked better when they were younger.


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  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 21,334 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Loughc


    Effects wrote: »
    I've had to tell my child that Santa Clause isn't real. It was the only way out of it really.
    DvB wrote: »
    Bit nuclear option that one, depending on their age.

    It was just a typo DvB what he meant to say was,

    "I've had to tell my child that Santa Clause is really busy due to shortages in the workshop due to COVID-19. It was the only way out of it really"


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,693 ✭✭✭ DvB


    Loughc wrote: »
    It was just a typo DvB what he meant to say was,

    "I've had to tell my child that Santa Clause is really busy due to shortages in the workshop due to COVID-19. It was the only way out of it really"

    Far more in keeping with the spirit of the forum!:)
    "I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year" - Charles Dickens




  • Administrators, Politics Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 25,604 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭ Neyite


    Here, I've said that Elves are immune to Covid, because they are elves. Santa's magic means that he wouldn't get a bad dose of it but it could still be enough to put him out of action on Christmas Eve so he's being careful and staying away from other humans like Granny in order to make sure Christmas goes ahead.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,775 ✭✭✭ Effects


    DvB wrote: »
    Bit nuclear option that one, depending on their age.

    My daughter's 3 and a half. I think it'll work out well for us for the following years as well.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,670 ✭✭✭ SarahLil


    Loughc wrote: »
    It was just a typo DvB what he meant to say was,

    "I've had to tell my child that Santa Clause is really busy due to shortages in the workshop due to COVID-19. It was the only way out of it really"

    Thats exactly what I thought, social distancing and the work load too heavy at the workshop


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,670 ✭✭✭ SarahLil


    Neyite wrote: »
    Here, I've said that Elves are immune to Covid, because they are elves. Santa's magic means that he wouldn't get a bad dose of it but it could still be enough to put him out of action on Christmas Eve so he's being careful and staying away from other humans like Granny in order to make sure Christmas goes ahead.

    Yes!!!!!!! xx:)


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,587 ✭✭✭ screamer


    We always do the big Santa trip too, this year, alas I think we’ll have to skip. So I’m going to get some videos from portable North Pole and customise them and play them for them. I’m also going to invest in a big tv for the lounge, that should help bring the magic home!


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 26,589 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Posy


    Neyite wrote: »
    Here, I've said that Elves are immune to Covid, because they are elves. Santa's magic means that he wouldn't get a bad dose of it but it could still be enough to put him out of action on Christmas Eve so he's being careful and staying away from other humans like Granny in order to make sure Christmas goes ahead.
    You're good. :cool:


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 60,538 Mod ✭✭✭✭ L1011


    There is a drive thru place advertising although I suspect that's also off under l5. Sounds like the pre-Santa bit of it is various dioramas of the elves workshop etc; effectively making the queue part of the experience.


  • Administrators, Politics Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 25,604 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭ Neyite


    Posy wrote: »
    You're good. :cool:
    Im pretty sure I stole it from a more quick witted parent than me, that's usually what happens!


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