Santa Express

November / December

Santa Express


Adult/Seniors/Teenagers : €10.00
Child : €22.00
Babies (Under 12 months) : €8.00
Processing fee €1.00 per ticket


Sunday 26th November

Saturday 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd December
Sunday 3rd, 10th, 17th, December
Wednesday 6th, 13th, December
Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd December

Departure Times
10.15am, 11am, 11.45am, 12.45pm, 1.30pm, 2.15pm
1- 1.5 hours

Booking Information

To Book

  1. Choose your day
  2. Choose your departure time
  3. Choose your compartment
  4. If you are booking for a second family please choose a second compartment.
  5. If the system times out when booking please check your email before trying to rebook as it may have been processed.
  6. Please call 051 384058 between 10am and 4pm if you have any queries.


Christmas is always an exciting time at Waterford Suir Valley Railway.  You can visit Santa following a trip on a real train for the best Santa experience.  Santa is looking forward to meeting all the boys and girls and their families at Kilmeadan Station this Christmas 2023.

The Santa Express Experience 

You will set off on an exciting journey on a real train beside Waterford Greenway and by the majestic River Suir to meet Mrs. Claus and friends in the Magic Wood. The Fairies in the Magic Wood have been busy making the magic dust to help Santa find your house on Christmas night.  Mrs. Claus has some for every child.

The train journey and visit with Mrs. Claus takes about 30 minutes.

Return to Kilmeadan Station to take photos at the many photo opportunity props around Kilmeadan Station or you can enjoy a hot chocolate and Mrs. Claus’s home baked treats at the Whistlestop Café until Santa calls you to visit him in Santa’s Railway Cottage.  All families enjoy a private visit with Santa.  Children will have a little chat with Santa and if they are on the Nice List, receive a good quality present.

There will be an opportunity to take a photo with Santa.  A printed photo memento of the visit is optional and costs €8, payable on the day.