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, story-telling with Mrs Claus 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 12th – Tuesday 22nd December from 12.30pm to 8pm - every 15 minutes.


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. From movies and letter writing, to Christmas stalls and stories from Mrs Claus.

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, 3–5pm

Festive Afternoon tea
£30 per person

Festive Afternoon tea with Mulled Wine
£34 per person

Festive Afternoon tea with Prosecco
£38 per person

Festive Afternoon tea with Champagne
£42 per person

To book please call 00 44 (0) 28 4372 1002 or email

Book Festive Afternoon Tea

Please arrive 30 minutes before your time slot.


Festive Dining

Percy French Dine with Wine
£22 per adult

View Dine with Wine Menu

Available Monday – Friday, 5–7pm
(Children dine from Children’s menu)

To Book please call 028 437 21069 / 028 437 21040

Book Percy French Dine and Wine

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.

View Early Bird Menu
View Children's Menu

To Book please call 028 437 21069 / 028 437 21040

Book Oak Restaurant