Thank you to everyone who managed to get tickets last year when the event sold out faster than ever before – even to the point where our old booking system couldn’t cope!

With a new system in place for ticket release this year, our focus is now on making the event better than ever for when you arrive.

So many new features, props and decorations are being added this year and we can’t wait to share our ideas with you all!

Experience the festive Christmas event in Donegal

There is Nothing like The Santa Express

The Santa Express in the biggest Christmas event for all the family in the Northwest. Travel to see Father Christmas on a real train, join the elf family, play the games, catch a puppet show with food, visit Mrs Claus’ cabin and much more!

Santa Express 2022

Ticket Information 

Tickets On Sale Monday 29th August at 10am on www.oakfield park.com/santa and on Ticketmaster.ie

Ticket Information

4 Person Compartment

includes train ride for UP TO FOUR PEOPLE, meet Father Christmas, wrapped gifts for children, entertainment & a hot drink.

5 Person Compartment

includes train ride for UP TO FIVE PEOPLE, meet Father Christmas, wrapped gifts for children, entertainment & a hot drink.

6 Person Compartment

includes train ride for UP TO SIX PEOPLE, meet Father Christmas, wrapped gifts for children, entertainment & a hot drink.

Tickets On Sale Monday 29th August at 10am on Ticketmaster.ie

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Visitor Reviews

Google Review

Anna McBride

We went to the Santa Express Christmas experience. Beautiful set up, well run and the staff were so enthusiastic throughout the park. A great festive atmosphere and the kids loved it. Cant wait to return in the summer to explore the beautiful grounds.

Trip Advisor Review

Kiwi8911

Santa Express… if you’re looking for a magical winter wonderland full of festive cheer and spirits, I would highly recommend Oakfield Parks Santa Express! Despite my son having a tough year with the pandemic restrictions etc (like many other families) We all felt a great escape down at Oakfield Park. My son especially loved the puppet show, but there was so much more.. the light display to the train ride the activities the gardens! Let’s not forget meeting the lovely Santa himself and his team of bubbly elves who couldn’t be more fourth coming and inviting, cracking jokes and bringing the place to life! We ended our evening with some delightful waffles and ice cream, mulled wine and my partner had some lovely coffee. 5 star experience. We’ll definitely be marking this one in the calendar.

Trip Advisor Review

Anna McBride

The Santa Express was By FAR the best Santa experience we have visited. Every part is so well planned and feels so professional. From the train to the grotto to the outdoor entertainment and puppet show. My sons loved every bit of it. We ate at the restaurant and the food was so easy to order and quick. All round a 5* experience.

Amazing

This park is fabulous! The grounds are very well kept with loads of wildlife! Plenty to see and do! Definitely on the list of things to do in Donegal

Gloria

8/6/2021 – Tripadvisor

What a fantastic day

I went to Oakfield park with my 4 and 5 year old boys and in their words it was the best day of our holiday ever! From the start we were met with extremely kind and enthusiastic staff members who couldn’t be more helper. My son’s played in the playground and explored all Oakfield had to offer for six hours. It was so clean and well looked after. A hidden gem we will definitely be returning to.

A_Ui_Mhathuna

7/7/2021 – TripAdvisor

Great day at Oakfield Park yesterday

Had a wonderful guided tour of the upper gardens (delighted to see 4 acres of wild flowers coming up and wild garlic everywhere) then strolled around the lower gardens later on. Scrap was still with us the last time we were here and his photo by the Faerie Tree is still one of my favourites. Oakfield is more beautiful than I remember and Morholt the Land Giant is amazing! Coffee at Buffers was great and cheap. Something for everyone.

Terence McCann

30/05/2021 – Facebook

Santa Express

By FAR the best Santa experience we have visited. Every part is so well planned and feels so professional. From the train to the grotto to the outdoor entertainment and puppet show. My sons loved every bit of it. We ate at the restaurant and the food was so easy to order and quick. All round a 5* experience.

SarahApple17

22/12/2020 – Tripadvisor

Fantastic jewel of a location.

Beautiful gardens and superbly maintained. It is beautifully presented with wonderful facilities and staff. The railway is a gem and so much fun. The restaurant has good value food and great coffee. So much to see in the grounds. Do not miss a visit to Oakfield.

John Hayes

21/08/2021 – Google

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