Children’s book, “Finding Nutmeg”, is a must-have for Christmas 2020


‘Finding Nutmeg’ brings the magic of Santa Claus into your home this Christmas

‘Finding Nutmeg’ is a charming, imaginative Christmas tale that brings the magic of Christmas home this year and is must-have for all children aged 3-100+ years old 

November 2nd 2020: Though it looks like Christmas 2020 will be a little different for many families, this year is also an opportunity to create new traditions that bring the whole family together.

This is exactly what The Santa Experience and one of its creators, Greg Clarke, have done as they launch their festive book, ‘Finding Nutmeg’, which hits the shelves this week. 

This beautifully illustrated children’s book details the story of one boy’s magical adventure to the North Pole. After finding a magical coin outside his grandad’s workshop, Sean embarks on a mission to return it to its rightful owner: Nutmeg the Elf. Join Sean on his journey to find Nutmeg as he meets elves, reindeer and even a talking snowman along the way—all while learning about the importance of helping and giving (the true qualities of an elf!). 

Written by Limerick native, Greg Clarke, and illustrated by Des Langford and Deborah Hilbert, Finding Nutmeg, is a timeless tale that’s sure to bring the whole family together. And for the year that’s in it, ‘Finding Nutmeg’ will help families re-create the magic of The Santa Experience safely in their homes. 

Speaking about the inspiration behind the book, Greg, who is the Managing Director of The Santa Experience, said the book is the product of a lifetime love for everything festive, as well as his experiences interacting with thousands of families and witnessing their joy and happiness as they visit Santa at one of their locations.  

He said: “I grew up in a house where Christmas was a big deal – and retrieving the giant box from the attic once a year was an eagerly anticipated moment. The night spent decorating the entire house from carefully drawn blueprints was the best family fun. 

“’Finding Nutmeg’ came from a love of Christmas and knowing what makes a Christmas experience authentic, genuine and magical. We have learned this not only from years of creating and building The Santa Experience but also from interacting with thousands of families and seeing children’s reactions as they journey through the North Pole on their way to visit Santa.”  

“This year is going to be a bit of a departure from how we are used to celebrating Christmas and we recognise that here at The Santa Experience, so we’re delighted to be able to launch this book and provide something different for families—something they can experience from within their homes. We want to offer a safe experience for people but one that still retains that magic of Christmas, and I think this book helps us to achieve that. As opposed to a once-a-year event for families, owning ‘Finding Nutmeg’ allows children to relive the magic time and time again, pass it on to other family members, and create traditions that can live on forever,” Greg added.   

In relation to ‘The Santa Experience’, Greg has said “At present due to Government guidelines, we are unable to operate in any location that is in Level 3 restrictions or above.  If this changes we will do our utmost best to ensure some type of live in-person Santa visit but until then we have several options to bring the magic of Christmas home! The Santa Experience will be offering Virtual Zoom Santa meetings, Pre-recorded personalised Santa Videos and Personalised Letters and Nice List Certificates. All information can be found at” 

Finding Nutmeg’ is available to purchase from this week at Dunnes Stores’ online shop  

For further information on ‘Finding Nutmeg’, visit 


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