Tickets are fast selling out for the Downpatrick & County Down Railway’s Lapland Express, which is arriving this weekend at the Downpatrick and County Down Railway for four weekends only with a very special passenger – Santa Claus!

Some days are now fully booked and, like writing your letter to Santa, don’t leave it too late to book.

This is the first year we’ve offered people the chance to pre-book their tickets, but unlike previous years, there are unlikely to be tickets available at the last minute so we urge people to log on and get them booked before they’re gone. As the big day approaches, tickets are selling ever faster and at this rate, we will probably sell out the last few weekends before the end of the week.

But Santa doesn’t want any disappointed young visitors, so he’s offering visitors a special **10% discount** for the first weekend (26th & 27th November).

The steam train will be leaving the railway station for the following weekends, 26th & 27th Nov, 3rd & 4th, 10th & 11th, 17th & 18th December, with trains running strictly at 40 minute intervals from 1.30pm. Santa will also be providing his guests refreshments on the buffet coach.

Tickets are selling quickly already online – and cost £8.50 for adults, £10 (including present) children. This includes a present from Santa, as well as the train fare.

Visit our Santa webpage for details of how to book.

Admission to see Santa in his workshop is also dependent on children having been good throughout the year.