November - December
Christmas has always been a very special time at the Waterford Suir Valley Railway. The volunteer crew have been operating the Santa Express for 18 years, welcoming many loyal families visiting every year since it started in 2002. Many more, who having visited as children are keeping up the family tradition now bringing their own children to enjoy the experience. It is without doubt our favourite event to organise and operate and therefore, it is with great regret that we have made the heart-breaking decision to cancel the Santa Express for 2020. The Government restrictions for the Covid 19 Pandemic are liable to be put in to place at any time resulting in the cancelation of the Santa Express at short notice. It would be beyond our control and we don’t want to promise something we may not be in a position to deliver and disappoint children so near to Christmas. Christmas will not be the same for us at Kilmeadan Station, we will miss welcoming all our lovely families to the Santa Express. Stay safe in these strange times. We look forward to seeing you all next year. Santa, Mrs Claus, Frosty, Rudolf, Mayfield Bird’s of Prey and the Waterford Suir Valley Railway Santa Express Crew.