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WIN a magical family trip to Lapland with Sunway Holidays

Tell us about the best Christmas gift you’ve ever received to be in with a chance.

Image: Antti Aimo-Koivisto

CHRISTMAS IS WELL and truly on the way, with the streets lit up, festive ads all over the telly and even a few plates of ‘ah, go on so’ mince pies already making an appearance.

For the third year running, is teaming up with Sunway Holidays, The Real Package Holiday Company, to give something back to our readers, just in time for Christmas. We’ll send one lucky family of four off to Lapland to ring in December with Santa and his reindeer.

The winner gets a two-night family trip for two adults and two children to Lapland, all thanks to Sunway Holidays, with flights, accommodation, food and plenty of festive activities included.

What’s in the prize?

On 1 December, your family will jet off to the Arctic Circle with Sunway. During your trip you’ll hang out with reindeer and huskies, take a snowmobile safari trip, visit Elf School, check out Santa’s Command Centre, meet the elves and, of course… have some face time with the man himself, Santa Claus.

Find more information about the trip on

52792-hi-joulukkasleigh (1) Joulupukki (Santa Claus) with his elves and sleigh in Lapland. Source: Sunway Holidays

How can I win?

Here’s what you have to do. Email by 11.59pm on Sunday night (26 November) and tell us about the best Christmas gift you’ve ever received – and what made it special. It could have been when you were a kid, or it could have been just last year.

Keep it to a few sentences (250 words max) and include your full name, county and contact number. We’ll be notifying the winner by phone on Monday 27 November and you must be free to travel on 1 December.

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Best of luck!

8_18 Husky On day two in Lapland, you'll take a sledge ride with Arctic huskies. Source: Antti Kurola

Anything else?

This is a big prize, so make sure to read the terms and conditions: 

  • The prize is for two adults and two children (aged between four and 12) to Lapland for two nights, starting on 1 December 2017, staying at the 3* Chalet Hotel Rovaniemi.
  • Travel dates and holiday are non transferable. If the prize winners are unavailable to travel, the holiday must be forfeited.
  • Holiday winners must have their own travel insurance for the trip duration. Holiday must be booked direct with Sunway Holidays, Marina House, Clarence Street, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin.
  • Prize includes return flights from Dublin, transfers, two nights’ accommodation and 20kg baggage allowance per person
  • Sunway Holidays reserves the right to substitute prize of equal value of a prize element becomes unavailable for any reason.
  • The winning story may be featured in an article on

**This competition is now closed.**

Read about last year’s winner of the trip to Lapland, grandmother Bernie Daly>

Read about 2015′s winners of the trip to Lapland, the Kelly family> 

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