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Christmas Sparkle 2024


Experience lots of festive fun on our latest tour to Ruka, and enjoy maximum magic on the 4 day/3 night Christmas Sparkle Lapland short break.

Little Sparkle has been training to be one of Santa’s Special Elves. Yet, with Christmas fast approaching, she’s going to need some support to ensure that she graduates from Elf School before Santa begins his epic journey across the world on Christmas Eve. Will you be kind and help this magical Elf with her training? Then maybe you too will become one of Santa’s Special Helpers!

  • Day 1. It's time to go to Lapland!

Sit back, relax and enjoy the flight to Lapland.

On the journey from Kuusamo Airport to Ruka Valley, the children will learn about how to become an Elf, and the important tasks they will need to complete in order to graduate from Elf School and help Sparkle become an amazing Special Elf.

In Ruka this evening, you’ll receive your snow suits and boots, and you can enjoy dinner and check into your accommodation.

After dinner, meet some of the traditional Elves and Sparkle who have been waiting patiently for you.

Have you chosen your Elf name yet?


  • Day 2. Let the fun begin, it's time for Elf School

Over the course of the next couple of days, you’ll be asked to complete a set of Elf tasks to help Sparkle on the path to becoming a Special Elf.

Today you’ll come together with the Special Elves to learn to develop your own Elf skills, by experiencing some of the best Arctic activities such as snowmobiles, huskies, reindeer, snowshoe hikes and everyone’s favourite, making snow angels! There may even be time for some Elf School Games, and yes, the grown-ups can join in too. As you enjoy these activities, you must collect all the stamps required to complete your Elf passport. Santa’s trusty friends the huskies and reindeer will go out of their way to help you to achieve this, because they know exactly how important your mission is.

Will you meet Santa today? If you do, then he's sure to reward every trainee Elf with a gift.

This evening enjoy dinner in resort.

  • Day 3. Will you graduate Elf School?

Today, we'll resume our Elf duties, aided by Santa's furry friends.

Will you learn to play tricks just like the joker wild ‘Tricky Dicky’? Will Speedy Sam show you how he races through sorting the mail at the Post Office? And what will Sparkle’s unique skill be if we help her to become Santa’s next Special Elf?

If you didn't see Santa himself yesterday, he’s sure to have some words of encouragement to help you in your quest to become a real-life Elf today. And, don't forget he also has a gift for you.

This sparkling break allows you to relax and enjoy more family time in the magical world of Lapland – you can have fun building a snowman, or perhaps enjoy a family race on the tobogganing slope.

When we return to the resort, enjoy a celebration dinner this evening; followed by the Graduation Party to commemorate your fantastic achievement of becoming one of Santa’s Elves.

Will Sparkle be joining you? That really depends on you!

  • Day 4. Say a fond farewell to Lapland

It is time to day goodbye to some of our new Elf friends.

Enjoy a relaxed breakfast this morning, then join your chums outside for some final snow games before it’s time to leave.

After lunch, we’ll say a final farewell to the magical world of Lapland before returning to the airport.


Price Details

Price Includes:

  • Reindeer Experience: Feed the reindeer, learn about traditional Sami culture and enjoy a magical reindeer sleigh ride. The entire experience lasts around 90 minutes.
  • Adult & Junior Snowmobiling: An introduction to snowmobiles. A mini-drive for adults and children across a prepared track.
  • Snow fun & games: Tobogganing, snowballing, snow angels & more.
  • Santa’s Magical Post Office: Join the elves and sort those very special letters!
  • A Gift from Santa: Santa gives your child their most special present
  • Fully Inclusive Itinerary: All the listed activities are included as standard. There are no hidden extras, and no unexpected “upsells”.
  • Return Flights Chartered With Jet2: Dublin - Terminal 1/Gatwick - South Terminal/Manchester - Terminal 2/Stansted - Main Terminal.
  • Resort Transfers: All airport and activity coach transfers are included.
  • Elf School Graduation Certificate
  • Husky Experience: Learn all about Arctic huskies and enjoy a traditional sleigh ride. This magical experience will last around 90 minutes.
  • Santa's Special Elf School: It's time to train to be an Elf! Complete a series of tasks, aided by Santa's wonderful helpers, and you too will become an Elf.
  • Santa's Special Elves: Meet Santa’s most trusted helpers and prepare for mayhem, magic and giggles galore!
  • Private Family Meeting with Santa: Your family’s private time with Father Christmas.
  • Graduation Party: Put on your dancing shoes and join your fellow Elves for a special celebration!
  • 3 Nights Accommodation: Hotel, Apartment, Lodge, Chalet and Log Cabin options available.
  • All Meals Included: Buffet breakfast, lunch & dinner included.
  • Snow Suits & Boots: Cosy thermal suits and boots supplied free of charge.
  • 100% ATOL Protected for Your Peace of Mind


€7,080 (2 adults and 2 kids)

This Offer is for 2th December 2024.

Other departure dates: 5, 8, 11 & 14 December 2024 (Call to check prices and availability)

Limited seats.

Accommodation Details

Valley Apartments

The Valley Apartments are set within the Hotel Ruka Valley, close to the Valtavaara National Park.  Each of the apartments has been stylishly decorated with a hint of Scandi-chic and they offer everything you need for the perfect Santa break in Lapland.

There is a range of apartments that sleep 2 or 3 people and a small number that sleep up to 4 people.

While the apartments vary in style, each one has been recently refurbished with your comfort in mind and they effuse smart Scandi-chic design and attention to detail.

The Valley Apartments' additional facilities include a fully-equipped kitchenette, handy for those bedtime hot chocolate drinks, and a traditional Finnish sauna.

Breakfast is taken in the Camp Kitchen at Hotel Ruka Valley, while dinner is taken in the Ski Bistro.

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  • 4 Days
  • €7080
  • Depart From: DUBLIN
  • Departure Date: 02 Dec 2024 - 06 Dec 2024
  • Duration: 4 Days
  • Destination: Lapland
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