Santa Specials

3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 20 & 21 December

Santa Specials

Santa Specials

Santa Specials – Visit Santa in his on-board Grotto:

Join Santa and his special helpers for some festive fun this Christmas at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, with the Santa Express departing from Pickering, Grosmont and Whitby Stations. Perfect for families with young children, embark on this magical adventure and meet Santa in his on-board Grotto.

The round trip lasts approximately one hour from departure. Each Santa Special Ticket includes a delicious mince pie and a warming hot drink for everyone with a little alcoholic tipple for the adults. Children also receive an activity sheet with colouring pencils, a juice drink and when they visit Santa in his Grotto, they will be given an age appropriate present along with an NYMR Santa Hat.

When booking please ensure 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 Station Departures – 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 20 & 21st December 2016:

09.35am – 10.50am
11.10am – 12.25pm
13.55pm – 15.10pm
15.30pm – 16.45pm

Please note: A maximum of 80 children will be allowed on each service from Pickering.

Book Pickering Departures

Grosmont Station Departures – 3, 10, 17, 18, 20 & 21st December 2016:

11.15am – 12.40pm
13.45pm – 15.05pm – Please note: A maximum of 80 children will be allowed on this service.
15.30pm – 16.55pm

Book Grosmont Departures

Whitby Station (to Glaisdale) Departures – 4th & 11th December 2016:

11.00am – 12.30pm
13.00pm – 14.30pm
15.00pm – 16.30pm

Book Whitby Departures

Additional Entertainment

Brand new for 2016, passengers travelling from Grosmont Station will be able to experience an extra Christmas cracker, the chance to meet a small herd of real reindeer (five baby reindeer calves) at the station.

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, five £1 coins are required for the machines. For satellite navigation systems, the postcodes are Pickering Station – YO18 7AJ, Grosmont Station – YO22 5QE and Whitby Station – YO21 1YN.

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.


Pushchair/buggy space is very limited, so please leave it in the car if you can!
Please note that dogs are not allowed on our Santa Special services, these services get very busy and loud and can be frightening places for dogs, thank you for your understanding.


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.

Santa Special Photos


Scheduled Locomotives

Locomotives scheduled to run on Saturday 27th August 2016

44806 - 4-6-0 Black 5

45428 - Black 5 - Eric Treacy

76079 - BR Standard Class 4 2-6-0

80136 - BR Standard Class 4 2-6-4 Tank

26038 - Class 26 Diesel


Subject to change at any time. Updated at 08.40 27th August 2016


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