Clonakilty Christmas Express to celebrate the festive season!

Clonakilty Chamber of Commerce and the Model Railway Village have launched the Clonakilty Christmas Express with a magical train journey to be the highlight of the town’s festivities this year. The Clonakilty Christmas Express will run on Friday, Saturday and Sunday December 16th, 17th and 18th.

Councillor Christopher O’Sullivan, Chair, Clonakilty Chamber of Commerce and the whole community are getting into the Christmas spirit, he asks: “Ever been on a train that only runs on Christmas carols? This Christmas we are inviting everyone to visit our town and take a magical train journey on the Clonakilty Christmas Express.”

Visitors will meet Mr Potts the friendly train Conductor who will stamp free train tickets. On a journey through the streets of Clonakilty some of Santa’s elves who will also be on board the train will be singing Christmas songs along the way. Passengers will need to sing very loud, as this train only runs on Christmas carols and Christmas spirit!

For the final part of the journey, the Clonakilty Christmas Express will stop off at the North Pole Cottage in Astna Square where Mrs Claus herself will tell stories of Christmas Long Ago. Santa’s elves will be on hand to show Santa’s workshop with hot chocolate, candy canes and gingerbread men for visitors. The night will end with a Christmas disco on Astna Square under the Magic Chestnut Tree.

The festive celebrations are courtesy of Clonakilty Chamber of Commerce and the Model Railway Village.


Clonakilty Christmas Celebrations 2016:

  • December 8th Discount Shopping
  • Friday December 16th Late night shopping
  • Friday December 16th Clonakilty Christmas Express
  • Saturday December 17th Clonakilty Christmas Express
  • Sunday December 18th Clonakilty Christmas Express

Clonakilty Chamber of Commerce

The Clonakilty Chamber of Commerce advocates on behalf of businesses in Clonakilty and aims to support a sustainable and vibrant economy in the area. For membership enquiries please email Vicky Aston at .