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Santa Express

Something’s afoot in Sheffield this Christmas! From the North Pole to Meadowhall, an army of elves has been working around the clock, laying the tracks for a magical mystery tour.

Enchantment is in the air at Meadowhall, so be excited – be very excited – the Santa Express train is coming to town!

From the end of November and throughout the month of December, you and your family can enjoy a wonderful Christmas experience on the Santa Express. The magical short train ride will feature illuminations alongside the River Don and entertainment from the elves, before you arrive at your destination where a special visitor is waiting to greet you – Santa himself. Santa will be waiting in his warm and festive winter TIPI at the end of the short festive journey, ready for any pictures you might want to take.

Santa Express

The Santa Express will be leaving the station, located next to the Oasis Dining Quarter Courtyard, every 20 minutes from 1.00pm to 7.40pm weekdays, and from 11am to 7.40pm weekends and holidays. The entire experience will last from 30 to 40 mins so have your cameras at the ready for all your festive photo opportunities.


And those resourceful little elves will be on board to keep you amused and entertained throughout your little journey. Santa’s little helpers will be performing a dance routine that will have you and your family tapping your feet and slapping your thighs with laughter. Please be aware, there are no gifts with this experience but Santa will be handing out chocolate treats for all!

Sing along with the elves and wrap you and your family up in the spirit of Christmas on the Santa Express. You’ll be happy, you’ll be spellbound, and most of all – you’ll be chuffed to bits!”

Hop onboard

Every 20

Departing from the station 1pm to 7.40pm weekdays, and from 11am to 7.40pm weekends and holidays.

The magic awaits…

We advise that face masks are required to be worn when travelling on the Santa Express in line with the latest Government guidelines.


Snow Globe

The beautiful moments in your life are like snowflakes on eyelashes – blink and they’re gone. But at Meadowhall this christmas, we’re offering you, your family and friends, the chance to preserve a perfect moment for posterity in our delightful wintry and festive snow globe.

Create your cherished moment…

Inside our magical snow globe you will find a beautifully recreated winters scene where you and your family will be enveloped in a swirling cloud of snow, evoking the spirit and atmosphere of Christmas.

Our photographer will present you with a selection of high-quality photos from which you can choose your favourite. Your chosen photo will then be printed out and framed for you to take home with you.

You can also purchase additional merchandise such as keyrings personalised with your chosen snow globe moments, to further crystallize the memory of that perfect family moment.

Create a memory as pure as the driven snow this Christmas. Step into Christmas when you step into our magical snow dome.

Eat, Drink, Shop at Meadowhall this Christmas

Wishing you a Magical Christmas

This event is managed by Crow Events. For FAQs please see below. 


Oasis Entrance, Riverside, Meadowhall Centre,
Sheffield, S9 1EP

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