Santa's House Express

This event was held 23 Nov - 23 Dec 2019. Explore What's On for the latest festivals & events.

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Location: Palmerstown House Estate, Johnstown, Kildare

Santa's Express Train departing the Manor! Santa's beautiful Manor home! Lot's of fun & games inside - meet lots of characters & all the elves! Unlimited funfair rides included - just sign up to be a member when booking! Visit the Enchanted Fairy Forest & the animals in the stables Visit Mrs Claus for Story-time!

Santa’s House Express, Ireland’s leading Santa experience is back for its 6th year at the 5 star Palmerstown House Estate, Johnstown, County Kildare. Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, his merry elves and of course Archie the bear will all be residing in the beautiful manor from November 23rd-December 23rd before rounding up the reindeer for their busiest night of the year. Located just off the N3 and a 15 minute drive from Dublin’s city centre, Santa’s House Express is conveniently placed with a large carpark to accommodate everyone on their intended day of visit. Upon arrival, families will drive through the beautiful estate gardens and proceed to check in to receive their boarding pass and wait in Santa’s departure lounge. There will be fun and games aplenty lead by the chief elf who will be informing Santa on who’s been naughty or nice! Passengers with then embark on their exciting journey on board Santa’s Christmas train through the mesmerising grounds of Palmerstown House Estate until they reach Santa’s Magical Kingdom. Once they’ve reached the manor, families will walk through the glistening hallways and explore all of the wonderful rooms where magic and excitement lies behind every door. Let time whizz by as Mrs. Claus reads one of her classic tales to all the little ones (and big ones!) in her festive drawing room before making your way up the magnificent grand staircase to give the one and only Santa Claus that all important letter. Once you’ve shared your Christmas wishes with Santa and he’s given you a special gift, journey back to the lodge by train and head to the stables to make sure Rudolph and his friends are eating enough carrots ahead of their worldwide trip. After the animals have eaten their fill, take a stroll through the enchanted forest where you might just be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of Twinkle, the fairy princess. By joining the free members club upon booking, the thrill seekers amongst you can enjoy unlimited complimentary rides at the festival funfair. If all of that adventure has left you feeling hungry, why not enjoy a hot chocolate or festive treat from one of the food stalls dotted around the beautiful venue? For those looking for a family meal, head inside to the manor for their heartwarming carvery served in the guest lodge daily. There’s also the option to keep the memories alive forever by getting a family photo taken on Santa’s sleigh by the professional photographer on site. Tickets for this captivating event start at €21 for children and €15.50 for adults and infants and are selling fast. They can be booked via the Santa’s House Express website.