Cliodhna Harvey has made the perfect list to prepare for the Late Late Toy Show, and she's checking it twice!

Excitement is building for the biggest TV event of the year, the Late Late Toy Show on RTÉ One and RTÉ Player this Friday from 9:35pm.

So to make this night the most magical and exciting night possible, here are some steps on how to be 100% prepared for this year’s Toy Show:

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The Late Late Toy Show is the typical night for the children across Ireland to write their Santa letters, as they may get ideas from the Toy Show on what they want Santa to bring down the chimney on Christmas Eve. So, it’s a given that you must have your pen and paper at the ready for your excited youngsters.

Penneys have the perfect set for this, with paper for the letter, a Late Late Toy Show coloring book and a sign to hang on your door to let everyone know you’re watching the Toy show and you wouldn’t like to be disturbed.

Dress for the occasion

Get suited and booted for the Toy Show this year with Late Late Toy Show pajamas and slippers in Penneys for all the family! These festive winter warmers will add to the magic already sparkling in your home as you switch on the TV for this year’s enchanting Toy Show.

Dine in

Of course, a takeaway always adds that extra bit of cheer to the home on a Friday evening and it also means the chef will have more time to sit and relax while watching the Toy Show. So a takeaway is another step on being 100% prepared for watching this year’s highly anticipated Toy Show.

Pizza party maybe?

Pizza party maybe?

Festive treats

The Toy Show is the official start to Christmas for many Irish families, which is why it’s time to get your favorite box of chocolates out. A big Irish favorite is the Cadbury Roses or Quality Streets. These little chocolate treats are a very important part of the Late Late Toy Show night.

A chocolatey, comforting mug of hot chocolate will go down just as well (if not better) than a box of chocolates, and this year, Penneys have decided to give you the best Late Late Toy Show experience by supplying hot chocolate mix with your very own Late Late Toy Show mug!! This little set is ideal to get you that step ahead when preparing for this year’s magical night in.


Hot Water Bottle and Cosy Socks €8

Hot Water Bottle and Cosy Socks €8

After party

When the Toy Show is done and dusted at midnight the fun needn’t stop here. Yet again Penneys have surpassed themselves and have a Late Late Toy Show set of socks and a hot water bottle – perfect to help you fall asleep after stuffing yourself with all them chocolates.

All of these steps are key to having a cosy, Christmassy night in by the fire while watching the Toy Show! The Late Late Toy Show will be available to watch worldwide live for free on the RTÉ Player.

What does your family do for the occasion? Let us know!