Santa Specials

30 November, 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21 and 22 December.

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 from Pickering, Grosmont or 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.

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.


Please ensure when booking to add each child’s name, age and whether they are a boy or a girl, so that each gift is appropriate. This should be submitted in the Comments / Special Instructions box at checkout.

Pickering departure dates: 30 November, 7, 13, 14, 20 and 21 December – Seats limited on Pickering departures, please call Customer Services on 01751 472508 ext. 621 to Book.

Grosmont departure dates: 30 November, 6, 13, 20, 21 and 22 December Buy online now

Whitby departure dates : 7 & 14 December Buy online now

Tickets are £15 per child or adult

Pickering Station Entertainment

Dec 6th     LL’s Bells. 12.45pm.   Tuesday Singers. 2.30pm

Dec 7th     St Joseph’s school choir. 12.45pm.   Chanticleer singers. 2.30pm

Dec 13th     Malton White Star Band. All day (Start time TBC)

Dec. 14th     Pickering Music Society. 12.45pm  and  2.30pm

Dec. 20th     Humnanby Brass Band. All day from 10.50am

Dec. 21st     Swindon Excelsior Band. All day from 10.50am

Santa Special Photos

Arrival at our stations and Parking

Please arrive at least 30 minutes before the departure time shown on your ticket to allow sufficient time for parking and collection of your refreshments.

We operate pay & display parking at our stations. For satellite navigation systems, the postcodes are Pickering Station – YO18 7AJ, Grosmont Station – YO22 5QE and Whitby Station – YO21 1YN.


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 Friday, 24th October

2807 - 28xx

44806 - Black 5

45428 - Eric Treacy

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Locomotive allocation subject to change at any time.
Last updated: 24th October 8:43AM

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