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2022 to be announced



House Estate



Get into the festive spirit with Ireland’s leading Santa Experience.

Journey through a magical winter wonderland on Santa’s House Express train sharing adventures and surprises with your family,  create precious memories to last a lifetime!



Once Mrs. Claus has read you one of her classic tales make your way up the magnificent grand staircase to give the one and only Santa Claus that all important letter and receive a special gift chosen with you in mind.


From the moment you arrive, you will be enveloped in festive cheer from the avenue of twinkling lights upon arrival and the exciting journey aboard Santa’s House Express Christmas train to Santa’s Magical Kingdom simply brimming with activity and childlike wonder.


Included in the ticket price for our younger guests is the magical unlimited funfair with all of your favourite rides especially chosen to meet this year's special requirements with strict cleaning procedures in place.



Santa’s House Express, Ireland’s leading Santa experience is located at the 5 star Palmerstown House Estate, Johnstown, County Kildare. Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, his merry elves and of course Archie the bear will all be residing in the beautiful manor in the weeks leading up to Christmas before rounding up the reindeer for their busiest night of the year.


Upon arrival, families will drive through the gates and be greeted with an avenue of twinkling lights and beautiful landscape. Once parked, families will head to the reception to check in to receive their boarding pass make their way to Santa’s departure lounge. There will be fun and games aplenty lead by the chief elf who will be introducing all the good boys & girls to Santa!


Passengers will then embark on their exciting journey on board Santa’s Express Christmas train through the mesmerising grounds of Palmerstown House Estate until they reach Santa’s Magical Kingdom. Once they’ve reached the manor, families will walk through the glistening hallways and explore all of the wonderful rooms where magic and excitement lies behind every door.


Let time whizz by as Mrs. Claus reads one of her classic tales to all the little ones (and big ones!) in her festive drawing room before making your way up the magnificent grand staircase to give the one and only Santa Claus that all important letter. Once you’ve shared your Christmas wishes with Santa and he’s given you a special gift, journey back to the lodge by train. Take a stroll through the enchanted forest where you might just be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of Twinkle, the fairy princess.


Thrill-seeking younger guests can then enjoy unlimited complimentary rides at the festival funfair. If all of that adventure has left you feeling hungry, why not enjoy a hot chocolate or festive treat from Santa’s Snacks Cabin? For those looking for a family meal, head inside to the manor for their heartwarming carvery served in the guest lodge daily.


There’s also the option to keep the memories alive forever by getting a family photo taken on Santa’s sleigh by the professional photographer on site.


We welcome over 60,000 guests each year, it's tradition! Join us and get into the Christmas spirit!


Please visit our official Santa's House Express website for more information

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