Santa Train Experience at Rathwood 2023

You’ve been invited onboard the Rathwood Express train for a magical journey through Rathwood’s festive forest.

Spotlight Productions, the team behind the Toy Show, have put together a magical spectacular themed around a child’s imagination at Christmas with Santa, Mrs Claus and all the elves.

Please Note that Santa will not individually meet each group, he will meet the Children in his Toy Workshop as part of  a group, this is the safest option for both customers and staff.

Irelands largest Santa Train is waiting for you to join Santa, Mrs Claus and their elves on a magical journey at Rathwood this Christmas!

Beginning with an elf workshop, you can learn the basic elements of toy-making where our elves will teach you about their tools. After you have learned about the basic tools you can join Mrs. Claus for a spot of storytelling.

Following Mrs. Claus’ storytelling, everyone will board the train to continue on their adventure to see Santa and more of his jolly elves. The train journey will lead you through the magical forest where you will be greeted by more elves leading you through the woods to Santa’s beautifully decorated woodland home. There will be plenty more surprises along the way, especially for those of you who have visited before, so keep your eyes peeled.

Each family will meet Santa individually & each child will get a special gift from Santa.

Trains are booking up very quickly, so get your tickets while they are still available! The Santa Train adventure begins as soon as the season on Christmas begins to come into play on November 14th and the fun doesn’t stop until December 24th, the day before the big big visit of the jolly man himself. Just in time for Santa to have a quick nap before he jets off on his busiest night of the year!

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Rathwood Santa Train Information:

  • Runs in the mornings
  • Everyone gets on the train and go down to the woods to Santa’s Cabin
  • You will be greeted by Santa’s Elf
  • All the children have to help the Elf wake Santa up
  • Visit with Santa in his beautifully decorated Woodland home
  • Free hot chocolate for all children booked in to visit Santa
  • Bring your camera and take your family photos with Santa
  • Extend your visit by booking a table in the Restaurant, call (059) 9156285
  • Late night shopping in Rathwood till 8pm

 Event Information

Venue:- Rathwood, Co. Carlow

Classification :- Family Christmas Event / All Ages

Booking:- Bookings must be made in advance online or at reception on (059) 9156285

Booking Online :- You can book your train place on line here through our booking link directly to the Christmas Wonderland ticket sales.

Christmas Wonderland At Rathwood

Christmas is a magical time of year at Rathwood in Co. Carlow. Whether it is a practical and interesting stocking filler or something different to add to your table decoration, the festive season at Rathwood has everything from the Christmas tree top, exciting gifts for those special gents, ladies and children in your life, to impressive outdoor lighting displays.

If it is a day out with your friends or an organised group, come early to enjoy traditional Christmas baking favorites in their Restaurant.

Santa and his happy Elves are coming to his Magical Woodland home. Let the whole family be part of this amazing experience at Rathwood in Carlow