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Festivals & Events in Donegal


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.

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The Santa Express

OAKFIELD PARK,Oakfield Demesne,Raphoe

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29th November–23rd December 2023

The Santa Express in Oakfield Park is one of Ireland's most famous festive events that everyone will love, both young and old.

What’s new at The Santa Express 2023 in Oakfield Park?

Elf Olympic Games Fun for all the family, as all games are team games.

The Holly Hut: Hot treats will be available in the piazza

Craft at Chestnut Cottage: A brand-new hut in the Christmas village dedicated

purely for arts and crafts

Igloo Ice Kingdom: come in and meet Mo in the Ice Kingdom and have your photo taken with the polar bears and giant ice blocks

New and Exciting Christmas menu in Buffers as well as indoor seating.

No pre-bookings for food are required.

There is Nothing like The Santa Express

Enter through the magical portal, where you’ll travel thousands of miles to the North Pole in seconds. Step into the buzzing Christmas village, where a real Santa Express train (not a tractor) awaits to take you through a winter wonderland of lights and an enchanted forest to meet Santa himself.

Warm your hands around delicious hot chocolate or mulled wine and explore everything the North Pole has to offer.


Starts Wednesday 29 November 2023
Ends Saturday 23 December 2023
Type Festival and Events


Tickets are now available and can be purchased via the website and ticketmaster.ie


Oakfield Demesne,
F93 XY1R

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