Santa Specials

Dates to be confirmed.

The perfect Christmas treat

Santa Clause and his helper

Santa Claus and his helper

Join Santa and his special helpers for some festive fun this Christmas at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, with the Santa Express shuttle service departing Pickering, Grosmont and Whitby stations.

Perfect for families with young children, embark on this magical adventure on-board the Santa Express to meet Santa in his Grotto on-board the train. What better way to start the festive season?

The Ticket includes; Adult/Child return travel, a present for each child, a scrumptious mince pie for everyone, warming hot drinks, juice for the children and adults can enjoy a complimentary alcoholic tipple.

There will also be entertainment at Pickering Station ranging from Bands, Hand Bells and Choirs.

Please note that dogs are not allowed on our Santa services, these services get very busy and loud and can be frightening places for dogs, thank you for your understanding.


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Arrival at our stations and Parking

Please arrive at least 20 minutes before the departure time shown on your ticket to allow sufficient time for parking.

We operate pay & display parking at our stations. For satellite navigation systems, the postcode for Pickering Station is YO18 7AJ and for Grosmont YO22 5QE.


Pushchair/buggy space is very limited, so please leave it in the car if you can!


At Pickering Station these will be served in the Learning Centre on Platform 2.
At Grosmont Station these will be served in the Marquee on Platform 2.
At Whitby all refreshments will be served on-board the Santa Express.

*Please note that at Whitby Station there are no toilets on the platform.The nearest toilets are directly outside the station and there is a charge payable to Scarborough Borough Council. Toilets are available on-board the train that can be used once it has left the station.


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Todays Services

Services for Saturday, 2nd August

44806 - Black 5

45428 - Eric Treacy

61264 - LNER B1

37264 - EE Class 37 (Diesel)

D7628 - Sybilla (Diesel)


Locomotive allocation subject to change at any time.
Last updated: 1st August 6:28PM

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