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Whatever your interest, there´s a festival for you! Donegal boasts a year-round programme of unique and exciting festivals and events with something to suit every taste. Check out our comprehensive calendar of Festivals and Events in Donegal.

Santa @ Donegal Railway Museum

The Old Station House, Tyrconnell Street

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6th - 15th December 2019, Donegal Town

Donegal Railway Museum is delighted to announce that its famous Christmas Santa event is back again bigger and better than ever before. After last year’s runaway success it has been extended by two extra days and is now also running in the evening!

This year’s event for children includes not only a visit to Santa and a gift (and even a Selfie with Santa), but a ride on the Polar Express to see Santa, a Christmas movie, Christmas art workshops, model railways including a game to find Santa, and much more.

This cost is only €10 per child, and family discounts are available. There is no charge for adults, and even better, Santa has laid on free tea/coffee and mince pies for the adults, but only if you have been good! As everything is indoor, it’s not weather dependent. No booking is necessary. Santa’s little helpers are currently finalising the Christmas illumination’s which will guide Rudolph and the rest of the reindeers to Donegal Town for this very special visit. Santa is looking forward to seeing you all.

Dates & Times to see Santa.

Friday 6th, 5pm-8pm

Saturday 7th, 2pm – 8pm

Sunday 8th, 2pm – 8pm

Friday 13th, 5pm-8pm

Saturday 14th, 2pm – 8pm

Sunday 15th, 2pm – 8pm


Starts Friday 06 December 2019
Ends Sunday 15 December 2019
Type Festival and Events


€10 Per Child, Family Discount available. No need to book


The Old Station House,
Tyrconnell Street

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