Tuesday, December 04, 2007
We paid a visit to the man in red and white on Sunday. And while I must stipulate that the man himself was fine and pleasant and chatty to the kids 'n all, the Dundrum Town Centre Santa experience was sh*te. We queued for an hour and a half - OUTDOORS!! - only to find there was f*ck all INDOORS! Once you got inside the little Santa building, which is brilliantly placed on the Mill Pond by the way, there was a booth where you pay for the experience, then a little collection of stuffed characters and then a curtain into the man (or men, we were told there was 3) himself. Very disappointing and the gifts were rubbish, utter rubbish. Whoever is looking after the Santa Dundrum experience this year obviously thought it'd be a good idea if people were thoroughly miserable when they met the bearded one. I know that as kids we queued for hours outside Clerys or Switzers but since we had a magical window display to gawp at and didn't get out much anyway we had nothing to complain about and loved every minute.
Anyone been to a good one?