Ireland

All aboard for Christmas joy at railways across Ireland

 
Awaiting Lapland Express departure, Downpatrick & County Down Railway, Downpatrick, Northern Ireland.
Awaiting Lapland Express departure, Downpatrick & County Down Railway, Downpatrick, Northern Ireland. © Downpatrick & County Down Railway

Republic of Ireland


Key to holiday icons:   Train ride includes visit with Santa.   Official Polar Express train ride.   Specialty ride; Santa does not appear.   Holiday illuminations.   Christmas shopping excursion.   New Year's party or dinner train.

Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Whitehead Railway Museum

Santa Specials are sold out for 2017.
Telephone: 014 800553.

Kilmeadan, Republic of Ireland
Waterford & Suir Valley Railway

Santa Express operates Saturdays and Sundays, 2nd through 17th December (also Friday 8th); Thursday through Saturday, 21st through 23rd December.
Telephone: 051 384058.

Northern Ireland


Key to holiday icons:   Train ride includes visit with Santa.   Official Polar Express train ride.   Specialty ride; Santa does not appear.   Holiday illuminations.   Christmas shopping excursion.   New Year's party or dinner train.

Downpatrick, Northern Ireland
Downpatrick & County Down Railway

Lapland Express operates Saturdays and Sundays, 25th November through 17th December.
Telephone: 07482 186019.

Belfast, Northern Ireland
Whitehead Railway Museum
Railway Preservation Society of Ireland

Santa Special operates Saturdays and Sundays, 2nd through 23rd December (departs Portadown 10th December; no train Christmas Eve).
Telephone: 02893 373968.