Santa's Polar Express

At The Slieve Donard Resort & Spa

The Polar Express will be a festive occasion with a host of attractions for all the family, including a winter wonderland and of course our Polar Express train adventure which will take you on a magical journey to visit Santa and his elves in their busy workshop as they prepare for their busiest time of the year.
Dates:  Saturday 11th – Tuesday 21st December from 1pm to 8.40pm - every 20 minutes.

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A warm welcome at Santa’s Train Station, where the Station Master will issue you with your tickets.

An exhilarating train journey through the magical grounds of the Slieve Donard Resort and Spa.

Santa's elves, who will guide you to the 'North Pole' singing and dancing along the way.

Placing your Christmas Wish on our special Wishing Trees and a magical ride on the carousel while Santa prepares your Christmas treats.

 Meeting the main man himself, where you will receive a gift (if you are on the nice list) and personal photo.

A magnificent Winter Wonderland where there will be lots to keep you entertained, including movies and letter writing and our Christmas stalls.

Festive refreshments while browsing through our selection of festive stalls.

Why not join us for something to eat?

Choose from our special Early Bird Menu,  Festive Afternoon Tea or Festive Dining - see your options below.

Festive Dining & Treats

at Slieve Donard


Festive Afternoon tea

Enjoy traditional Afternoon Tea with a festive twist throughout December.

Served Monday – Sunday, 2–4.30pm

Festive Afternoon tea
£40 per person

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Please arrive 30 minutes before your time slot.


Festive Dining

Percy French Festive Dining
£25 per adult

Available Monday – Sunday, 12pm–9.30pm

Book Percy French

Please arrive 30 minutes before your time slot.

Oak Restaurant

A selection of Festive Dining is available in the Oak Restaurant for both lunch and dinner.

Book Oak Restaurant