The Santa Express

at Oakfield Park Donegal

The Santa Express in Oakfield Park is one of Ireland’s most famous festive events, that everyone will love, both young and old.

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Enter through the magical portal where you’ll travel thousands of miles to the North Pole in seconds. Step into the buzzing Christmas village where a real Santa Express train (not a tractor) awaits to take you through a winter wonderland of lights and enchanted forest to meet Santa himself.

Warm your hands around delicious hot chocolate or mulled wine and explore everything the North Pole has to offer.


What’s new at The Santa Express 2023 in Oakfield Park

Elf Olympic Games

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Fun for all the family as all games are team games. They know the excitement is to see the big man himself but while you wait to see him – you have the chance to win a gold medal for your family. Clever games for all ages and abilities are run by their enthusiastic elves so you won’t feel like you’re waiting. The newly decorated cabins outside Santa’s grotto are fully equipped to keep you jolly entertained.

The Holly Hut – Hot treats will be available in the piazza

Craft at Chestnut Cottage

A brand-new hut in the Christmas village dedicated purely to arts and crafts where you can make beautiful Christmas tree decorations, personalised Christmas cards with all the trimmings and have your face painted by Rainbow Elf.

Igloo Ice Kingdom

Come in and meet Mo in the Ice Kingdom and have your photo with the polar bears and giant ice blocks. You may even learn something about ice fishing! The Ice Kingdom is one of the many new photo opportunities this year.

New and Exciting Christmas menu in Buffers as well as indoor seating. No pre-bookings for food are required. Buffers have created a delectable Christmas menu, with cosy indoor seating and festive favourites.

Year on year, they add ever more Lights and Features to captivate on the train journey. More to see on your train journey. Watch as the elegant water lights dance off the lake or sparkle up and down the Longsleeper. In addition to Candyland, they have Toytown to see and glittering unicorns in the paddock as well as secret elf doors hidden all around the track. You can try to spot all the doors along your journey.

Oakfield Park in Raphoe, Co. Donegal

Oakfield Park in Raphoe, Co. Donegal is a privately owned estate and railway, which has won several National awards for the restoration of its gardens and buildings. Sitting in a lush landscape of parklands, lakes, mature woodlands, overlooking the distant Croaghan Mountain, the grounds include a hedge maze, sculptures, and miles of walking paths. A must visit attraction when seeking things to do in Donegal.

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Oakfield Park, Oakfield Demesne, Raphoe, Co Donegal.