Christmas at the Castle: December 9th, 2023

North Meets South:  When Hemispheres Collide


Join us for our annual Christmas at the Castle celebration on December 9th, with our friends from Down Unda! The New Zealand and Australian Arizona communities, along with our Irish Cultural Center and McClelland Library affiliates, welcome you to a family day barbeque followed by a screening of the Christmas classic, Elf!

Doors will open at 2PM and will kick off the barbeque! Ticket prices include a plate of food (not included in FREE under 3 ticket) showcasing Irish, Aussie and New Zealand specialties, courtesy of the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs and Shamrock Foods. Enjoy outdoor games giant chess and cornhole! Don’t forget to vote for your favorite decorated Christmas trees by affiliates and and community groups. Select vendors will be selling handmade crafts and gifts, perfect for Christmas gifts and stocking stuffers! Most importantly take some time to mingle, sit and enjoy the company of others and make new friends.

At 3:30PM, we encourage families and young children to go inside the McClelland Library for their monthly Story Hour to partake in an Irish holiday story and craft.

Around 5:30PM (or when it gets dark enough), we will begin our holiday film showing of Elf, and ring in the holiday season with Christmas cheer!


Register early, as we do anticipate selling out.
There will be no walkups allowed and registration will close 1 week prior to the event, December 2nd.

There is something for everyone at our annual Christmas at the Castle! We can’t wait to celebrate with you!

Get Your Tickets

$40 – Family bundle of 4 (2 adults, 2 children)
$20 – Family bundle of 2 (1 adult, 1 child)
$15 – Individual adult
FREE – Children under 3 (no meal ticket included)