Santa Claus is coming to … the North Yorkshire Moors Railway
4 & 5, 11 & 12, 18 & 19 and 20, 21, 22, 23 & 24 December

Join Santa and his special team of elves at either Pickering or Grosmont Station before a magical adventure aboard the Santa Express which will take you on a festive journey you won’t forget!

This enchanting Christmas experience sees Mr. Claus and his jolly helpers pass through the heritage carriages, giving children a chance to meet the legendary man himself on board the train, and gifting special presents to the children onboard - providing they’ve managed to keep themselves off the naughty list this year!

🎅 Santa will visit you in your seat and check if you've been good or bad.
🧝 Meet Santa's Helpers onboard as they tell Christmas stories along the way!
🎁 Soft toy for Children aged 3-15 which they can complete themselves.
🎁 Soft toy for each child aged 0-2*.
🎒 NYMR Christmas backpack.
⏱️ The return journey lasts approx. 1 hour on board the Santa Express from Pickering or Grosmont.

Tickets & Fares

Tickets are now available to book. The Adult or Child fare is £26 per person and includes a present and backpack for each child.

Pickering Santa Specials Departures

Dates: 4 & 5, 11 & 12, 18 & 19 and 20, 21, 22, 23 & 24 December 
Times: 09:35, 11:10, 13:55 & 15:30.
The journey lasts approx. 1 hour.

Grosmont Santa Specials Departures

Dates: 4 & 5, 11 & 12, 18 & 19 and 20, 21, 22, 23 & 24 December
Times: 10:15, 12:30 & 14:35.
The journey lasts approx. 1 hour.

To make a booking, please choose your departure station:


Pickering    Grosmont

Group Rates

We offer Group Rates for bookings of 20+. Prices from £23 per adult or child 
Group bookings can be made via our Group Travel Co-ordinator on 01751 477700, or email [email protected]

Terms and Conditions

  • The child's age will need to be provided at the time of booking.
  • Adult (16 years+) and Children (1 – 15 years old).
  • *Children under 12 months old can travel on the service free of charge on the lap of a parent/guardian, no seat or gift will be provided, unless you purchase a child ticket for ages 0-2. Children aged 1+ must have a ticket to travel.
  • Refreshments not included.
  • No dogs (except guide dogs) are allowed on these services.
  • Please arrive 20 minutes before departure time.
  • This service is pre-booked with seat allocations. On-the-day tickets are subject to availability, pre-booking advised.  
  • Premier Life Members, Shareholders and Member discounts are not applicable for this event. 
  • ATOC Cards, HRA InterRail passes are not applicable for this event. 
  • Carer tickets are available for our Santa Specials. We request customers who have purchased a free carer ticket online to please produce one of the following forms of ID at the Booking Office: Personal Independence Payment (PIP) Document, Disability Living Allowance Record Book, Attendance Allowance Book, Invalidity Benefit Book, Visual Impairment Registration Card (BD8), Blue/Orange Parking Permit or written confirmation of the above from the DWP with photographic identification.

Our events will take place as planned, adhering to the latest Government guidelines, and we will continue to monitor the situation and update measures closer to the event.

NYMR reserves the right to alter, cancel or suspend events/services, allocations and advertised attractions/locomotives.