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Santa's Magical Express, Riverside Museum

The Riverside Museum, 100 Pointhouse Place, G3 8RS

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Monday 23rd December 2019

Starts at 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 12:00 and 14 other times.

Forum Events presents Santa's Magical Express at Riverside Museum, Glasgow; enjoy a full day out with the family with a train ride, show with Santa & his elves, Christmas street with food stalls, funfair and much more!

All aboard!

  • One single or family ticket 
  • Board Santa’s Magical Express train and travel through the grounds of the Riverside Museum and past the Tall Ship, two of Glasgow’s most popular attractions brought to you by Forum Events
  • Watch out for The Grinch who will be grumbling and throwing sweets at you as you pass!
  • The fun doesn’t stop when the train stops – you’re invited to see a fantastic show, Santa’s Smashing Christmas
  • Enjoy a full day out with the family - an outdoor Christmas street with children's games, food stalls, gift stalls and funfair
  • Afterwards you can visit the museum, where over 3,000 objects are on display, there's everything from skateboards to locomotives, paintings to prams and cars to a Stormtrooper!
  • For an extra charge of £10 per child, you can visit Santa in his grotto and receive a gift 
  • The grotto will be located in the cobbled street part of the museum in the photographer's studio; you can take your own photos or purchase photo gifts


Advance booking is not required.

Multiple purchases permitted.

Please note this event is hosted by Forum Events Management; for any queries please contact directly.

Duration approx. 25 mins for train ride and show. 

Seating is unreserved.

Family ticket is valid for 2 adults and 2 children only.

Suitable for all ages; babies under 1 go free.

Children are classed as age 12 or under.

All prams and buggies will be transported from the train stop to a safe place to be collected after the show. These cannot be taken on the train or into the show.

The train ride is outdoors so please wear appropriate warm and waterproof clothing and footwear.

The train ride is not accessible for wheelchairs.

The show is wheelchair accessible. Please inform prior to arrival by contacting

The show does not include a 1 to 1 experience with Santa.

Santa's grotto inside the museum is a £10 charge per child including gift; payable directly to Forum Events Management on the day. Grotto visit is on a first come, first served basis. Members can take their own photos or purchase from the photographer, as well as gift items such as key rings and snow globes.

Please note: there will be no Santa's Grotto on 7 - 8 Dec.

Rides cost £2 per person per ride. Stall prices will vary.

Parking is very limited; please use public transport where possible.

Line-up is subject to change.

Tickets must be printed for redemption; please print your ticket and bring along with you to avoid disappointment.

Ticket is non-refundable unless event is cancelled.

Ticket is not exchangeable for cash or valid with any other offers.

Images used for illustrative purposes only.

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  • The Riverside Museum
  • 100 Pointhouse Place,
    G3 8RS
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