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 27th November

Saturday 3rd, 10th, 17th December
Sunday 4th, 11th, 18th, December
Wednesday 7th, 14th,and 21st December
Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd December

Departure Times
10.15am, 11am, 11.45am, 12.45pm, 1.30pm, 2.15pm
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 the Waterford Suir Valley Railway.  We are delighted to welcome Santa to Kilmeadan Station for Christmas 2022 and he is so looking forward to meeting everyone.

The Santa Express Experience 

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 25 minutes. Return to Kilmeadan Station to take photos at the many photo opportunity props around the Station or 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.  Families enjoy a private visit with Santa.  Children have a chat with Santa and if they have been nice, 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.  

Covid 19 Protocols Protocols will be in place to provide a safe environment for all his visitors and helpers on the day.  Santa and his elf may be protected by a screen to ensure the experience is comfortable and safe for everyone. A decision will be made on all Covid 19 protocols closer to the time.