Booking Now Open for The Santa Express at Oakfield Park

As twilight falls, the magic begins at Oakfield Park for its annual Santa Express Christmas event. The Santa Express at Oakfield Park is one of the most anticipated Christmas events in the northwest and online booking has just opened – with some dates already selling out. Running from Saturday 1st to Sunday 23rd December, The Santa Express at Oakfield Park offers children and families a magical Christmas experience that they’ll treasure forever.

Described as one of Donegal’s hidden gems, Oakfield Park is home to a 4.5km narrow gauge railway and has over 100 acres of manicured parkland, making it the ideal venue for a truly magical Christmas event to share with family and friends.

This year’s Santa Express at Oakfield Park includes a new theme as well as lots of additional features including story-telling, Elf workshops and a craft marquee. Children and families are invited to experience the magical four realms in Oakfield Park’s enchanted woodland and board the Santa Express where they’ll enjoy an exciting train ride through Oakfield Park’s magnificent woodlands, through thousands of Christmas lights, installations and decorations. On arrival, children and families will be welcomed to a cosy grotto where Father Christmas and his special helpers will be waiting to greet them.

The Santa Express is one of the most anticipated events in the North West’s festive calender

David Fisher, Estate Manager of Oakfield Park is looking forward to another magical Christmas and is advising people to book early to avoid disappointment:

“The Santa Express at Oakfield Park promises to be another great event this year. The overall experience encapsulates the Christmas spirit and children love the train ride through the park with thousands of lights and installations, lighting up the way. This event sells out every year with weekend slots already booking out, so we highly recommend booking early to avoid disappointment. All children on Santa’s good list will receive a gift and adults can enjoy the event with a complimentary hot drink of mulled wine or hot chocolate. Buffers will also be open so guests and families can enjoy our delicious festive menu and children can post their Christmas letter to Santa in the special post box.”

Tickets for The Santa Express at Oakfield Park cost €10 for an infant, €18 for a child and €15 for an adult. Group discounts are also available for groups of 28+. The cost includes a train ride, meeting with Father Christmas, a gift for each child and a hot drink for adults. A professional photographer will be on hand to capture precious family moments and prints will be available to purchase.

To book The Santa Express at Oakfield Park visit

For group discount on groups of 28+ or for carriages with wheelchair access, please book by calling our Reservations Hotlines on 00353 (0) 74 9173068 or 00353 (0) 74 9173922. These booking lines are open Monday to Friday, 9am – 4pm only. Any other special information can be included on the online booking system under ‘Special Requirements’. Full details, terms and conditions are available on the booking page.

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