The Polar Express Clonakilty

26th November-23rd December

Venue: Model Railway Village, Clonakilty, Cork


Santa is coming to Clonakilty this Christmas! The Polar Express is an indoor and outdoor, immersive, walk-through Christmas event at the Model Railway Village, Clonakilty, Cork. The journey begins with the elves checking your tickets and welcoming you onboard the Polar Express! Meet Santa’s elves working hard to get the train carriage loaded with all the presents for this Christmas. Next board Santa’s carriage and enjoy time with Santa, sharing presents, stories and laughter in your very own family booth. After the fun-filled experience, Santa will join families in the Candylane Cafe for an optional professional Christmas photo.  The UV torch experience is up next and will be enjoyed by all the family  – explore and discover where the elves live when they’re not working and help the elves find Dasher who’s gone missing from his reindeer friends! A model village road-train journey is included in your experience too but families must help out as it’s powered by Christmas songs, spreading the Christmas spirit to passers-by! Families can also enjoy festive drinks under the outdoor canopy with free hot chocolates for the children. And there’s more – explore the magical Village of Lights, where the miniature West Cork towns are lit up with the beautiful detail that the Model Railway Village is loved for. Please note: The ASD-friendly booking times are 3 - 5 PM Friday 3rd & 17th December and booking is by email to 

The Polar Express experience will be about 1hr 10mins in duration. We suggest planning a 2-hour visit so you also have ample time to enjoy the Village of Lights, the Christmas canopy, playground and other fun planned.