UPDATE as of 15 November 2020
2020 Dates December:
Sat 19th & Sun 20th December:
Its not going to be precisely the same as advertised below, but we are planning for the above dates, and hoping it will be possible for the Captain to spread some joy!
Santa will meet with a small group of children rather than be in the cockpit, visitors are welcome to see his mode of travel of course!
Booking is essential, and must be done by phone, we will work out the details on an individual basis and do our best to accommodate.
However slots are very limited, call us on +353 (0)61 363687
Booking is by phone only. Call us directly on 061 363687, a payment link will be sent after your booking is made. For new visitors, please call us with any questions, and do please have a look around our website for general information on the centre.
Solo Santa Visit: €17.50
Visit Captain Santa Claus at the Flight Deck + Gift
For the little ones on Solo Santa Tickets, we have tot-size pedal planes and runway outdoors, great for pics!
Age 0-7 yrs Flight Simulator not included
Visit Captain Santa Claus at the Flightdeck in Shannon Aviation Museum Co Clare!
Take the co-pilots seat in Santa’s BAE 146 Whisperjet cockpit, You can see all the switches and gauges that are used for the long flight around the world on Christmas Eve!
Bring your letters along, the crew will stow them aboard for express Jet delivery back to the North Pole! Don’t forget your camera, the crew will take your family photo, we have cool flight suits and pilots jackets for all the family!
This visit is ideal for under 7’s.
Flying Santa Visit: €45 (Min Age 8)
Visit Captain Santa Claus at the Flight Deck + Gift + Fly to Santa’s Airport Flight Simulation. (preflight brief plus 25 mins flying time)
Then it’s time to say goodbye to Santa and get ready to take off in the Extra 300 aerobatic airplane, from a top-secret northern location on a classified Flight Plan to land at Santa’s private Runway!
You have special permission to make a touch and go and do a few loop the loops, just for fun!
Look out for the runway lights shining as you approach, and do be careful, look out for Santa’s Air Traffic Control Tower, Mrs. Claus is up there trying to cope with all the traffic around today! Now It’s time to head back to base, and make your best landing!
Flying Santa Package suitable for over 7’s.Supervised at all times by our crew.
B737 Landing and Santa Visit: €75 (Min Age 7)
Visit Captain Santa Claus at the Flight Deck + Gift + B737-800 NG 10-mile Approach and Landing Lapland International. (10 min approx)
For those who want to experience what it is like to fly a passenger airliner, take the Captains seat behind the controls of the most popular one in the world, the Boeing 737-800 NG. Experience the sights sounds and sensations of flight during an Approach and Landing into Lapland International Airport, this is an experience they will remember for years to come! Limited Slots are available, so book this one early.
This option is perfect for the older child, making the occasion feel just as magical as it used to be, especially for the budding pilot!
All parents accompany children throughout the experience, and observe the flight simulators, everyone is welcome to take photos as they wish. Our crew will kit out your crew with flying suits for their Santa Visit, and Mom and Dad get to be Airline pilots for a great family photo before your visit to Santa at the flight deck.
Adult Admission €12
Adults accompany their children all the time, including while in the B737 Flight Simulator and are welcome to take photos and videos while their future pilots are at the controls!
B737 Landing and Santa Visit: €95 (Min Age 7)
Visit Captain Santa Claus at the Flight Deck + Gift + B737-800 NG flight simulator 10-mile Approach and Landing Lapland International. (10 min approx) Plus Land at Santas Runway Extra 300 Experience (prefight briefing and 25 mins flying time)
This option combines it all! includes a B737 Landing and Santa Package, Plus the Find Santas runway from the Air, (20 mins) €95
Perfect to make Santa visits special for the older child, we combine both flight simulation experiences and a visit to see Captain Claus.
Pre Flight Briefing
25 mins flight time
North Pole Cross Country to find Santa’s Runway and Return
Ages over 7 , no upper limit,
Grandad’s and Grandmas, take to the skies!
Flying Fun for all the Family – Extra 300 North Pole Cross Country to Santa’s Runway
€30 each (not suitable for under 8 yrs)
Accompanying teenagers and curious Mum’s and Dad’s can participate in the fun too!
Pre-flight Briefing included and instructor is on hand to ensure you make it to !!
25 mins flight time.
Visit Captain Santa Claus at the Flight Deck!
If your child is fascinated by the world of flight, then file a flight plan this Christmas to Atlantic Air Adventures in Shannon, Co Clare.
Visit Captain Santa Claus at the Flight Deck of his BAe 146 Whisper Jet and then go fly!
Check out the choice of cool seasonal flight simulator experiences, see the museums jet aircraft, engines, cockpits, and lots more! Santa visits with flight simulator options are ideal for the older child.
We encourage guests to bring along their letter for your visit Captain Santa at the flight deck and they can dress for the occasion! We supply regulation flight suits for the children and airline pilot jackets for parents for amazing family photos which the crew will be happy to take your family photo with your camera or phone.
For younger Santa visitors, choose the Solo Visit Santa at the flight deck option, the flight simulators are not suitable for under 7’s, however, there’s still lots to see and do. This makes it a fun day out for all the family!
Captain Santa is with us for just 4 afternoons each Christmas, he’s been visiting us for over ten years now, so he knows the way here very well! We like to think we provide a different experience, a perfect Santa visit for older children, What a great way to end one chapter . . . begin a new one, maybe it will spark an interest in an aviation career!
Santa does like to chat with his guests and we aim for a relaxed, low-stress environment for all our passengers and crew! We have limited slots available, we incorporate our flight simulators into the experience. See all the options below, which can be mixed and matched to suit your family’s configuration and If you would like to call us with any questions, please do on 061 363687, if you don’t reach us please leave a message and we will call you back.