Best Value santa Experience 2019

Best Value 

Santa   Experience

Santa Express

Nov 27,28

Dec 3,4,5,10,11,12 ,16,17,18,19,20,21

  10 am -8 pm (Limited Availability)


Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

All Aboard The Santa Express

A day at the Wicklow Christmas Market would not be complete without a visit to see the big man himself, Santa Claus! The Santa Express will transport you and your family to the North Pole and to the home of Santa and Mrs. Claus. Get ready for a fun ride with Santa’s favourite mischievous (but fun!) elf, Oribel, as your train conductor.


Afte your train ride you’ll be met by a team of elves, led by the notoriously naughty Elf and Safety, who will be eagerly awaiting your arrival. Laugh along as you watch the mayhem and shenanigans that these two are always up to!


After leaving Elf and Safety and the rest of the crew, it will be time for a visit with Mrs. Claus. You and your family will be seated in your own designated area as she visits with the families, reads her favorite Christmas tale, and sings a song for everyone’s entertainment.


Then of course, it’s time for a visit with Santa! He will be there to meet all of the girls and boys who will get to personally tell him what’s on their Christmas list. Families will visit Santa as a group, and each child will receive a special Christmas gift from Santa Claus himself. Capture the memories of this magical day with a picture with Santa, and don’t forget to post your letter at Santa’s official post box.


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€19.95 (Child) / €11.95 (Infant) 

€11.95 (Adult)

All children must be accompanied by an adult

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens at the Santa Express experience ?

Santa Claus is coming to town- Wicklow Town! Wicklow Christmas Market is delighted to announce that Santa is bringing his Santa Express to visit us, and has an exciting day planned out for you and your family. You can also explore the magical Christmas Market grounds, including: Alpaca experience Artisan food and coffee Craft stalls Fun Fair Live entertainment Letter-posting station at Santa’s official postbox The Santa Express will then transport you to Santa’s home, driven by the mischievous elf Oribel. He’ll take you to meet his team of elves led by Elf and Safety, the dynamic duo, where you will have loads of fun before meeting Mrs. Claus, who will read one of her favorite Christmas tales! Of course, Santa will be waiting to meet all of the boys and girls so they can tell him their Christmas wishes. Families will meet Santa as a group, then each child will receive a special gift.

Do I need a ticket for a baby?


What do I need to bring with me for the Santa Express experience?

You will need: your printed ticket, dress appropriately (this is both an indoor and outdoor event), please note no buggies are allowed during the event. Video recording equipment of any kind is not allowed on the Santa visit as there will be other children present.

Is the Santa Express event and indoor or outdoor event ?

The event is both an indoor and outdoor event, so please dress appropriately for our unpredictable Irish weather!

How long is the Santa Express event?

The Santa express will take 45 minutes -1 hour. Your Start time will be stated on your ticket. Please arrive at least 15mins before your start time so as to gain entry at the North Pole train station .Please allow sufficient time for unforeseen delays (e.g. weather, traffic delays etc.)

Can I bring a buggy for my child on the train?

No sorry, You will be able to use your child’s buggy within the grounds of Wicklow Christmas Market up until your Santa experience starts.We have a covered area for buggy storage at the start of the experience.

Is the Santa Express experience wheelchair accessible?

The Santa express train is not wheelchair accessible but the rest of the experience is .We have an alternative wheelchair accessible route to Santa ,please email once your booking is complete to let us know

What else can you do at the Santa Express experience?

How do I get to the Santa Express experience?

We are only 25 minutes from the M50 in Wicklow Town Santa Express is a magical experience within Wicklow christmas market at Leitrim Place, Wicklow Town. Where - Wicklow Town, County Wicklow When -Wicklow Christmas Market is open on 27th, & 28th Nov, Dec 3rd 4th 5th 10th 11th 12th 16th 17th 18th 19th 20th & 21st . Public Transport Bus - Bus Éireann's 133 runs to and from Wicklow Town from Dublin City Centre, Bray, Newtown Mt Kennedy, Rathdrum and Arklow - This bus stops directly across from the entrance gate to Taste of Wicklow. View Timetable Here Train - Irish Rail services Wicklow Town from the south and north including trains from Gorey, Arklow, Rathdrum, Kilcoole, Greystones and Bray. The station is a short 5 minute walk from the Christmas Market grounds. View Timetable Here By Car From North - Take the M11 southbound. At junction 17 take the R772 to Wicklow/ Rathdrum/ Rathnew. At the roundabout take the first exit Wicklow Town. Follow the R750 into Wicklow Town. From South - Take the M11 northbound. Turn off at junction 17. At the roundabout take the third exit. At the second roundabout take the first exit towards Wicklow/ Rathdrum/ Rathnew. Follow the R750 into Wicklow Town.

Can I get a  photo with Santa?

Yes, you can prebook our new social distancng Santa photo during the booking process or pay on the day of your visit

Can I get a refund due to adverse weather conditions?

Tickets cannot be refunded unless your Santa express event is cancelled. See Terms and Conditions for further details.

Is there parking at the Santa Express experience?

Wicklow Town has ample car parking within walking distance of the Wicklow Christmas Market Venue. Those travelling to the Santa express experience by car can avail of 2 hours free parking on Saturdays and free parking ALL day Sundays.

Is there a handling fee for ticket changes?

Yes, we do not change travel, date or times except in exceptional circumstances. Should you wish to transfer your tickets to another date, we would charge a handling fee of €20 per booking.

Do you have a sensory santa Experience?

Yes, we have a Sensory Santa train Friday 03rd and Friday 10th from 10am-12 noon ,sensory Santa tickets are booked off line ,please e-mail

Are pets Allowed ?


How much does the Santa Express cost?

Children € 19.95 Adults € 11.95 Infants € 11.95 Note- A card processing fee applies


As per Government Guidelines

Do I need to wear a mask for the event ?

Yes,as per Government guidelines introduced on Aug 10th 2020,we ask that anyone over the age of 13 wear a mask at our event.

If the public health guidelines change & the event can't go ahead will I receive a refund ?

Due to the ever changing nature of public health advice,there may be a chance that our event may not go ahead in November/December,In this instance you will be offered a voucher for our event next year or a refund minus the booking fee,we would encourage you to take a voucher to support a local business

Family Bubbles

Each Family will travel as one unit throughout our Santa Express experience experience, seperated from others but still able to enjoy the company of other families at a safe distance.