🎅 Get Ready for the Ultimate Christmas Adventure!

25 & 26 November, 2 & 3, 9 & 10, 16 & 17, 23 & 24 December

Guess who's on his merry way to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway? It's none other than Father Christmas himself, and he's bringing the magic of the season to life! 

You little one are in for a treat with this magical experience! Imagine stepping into a world of enchantment as you and your family join Santa and his team of playful elves on board The Santa Express, to whisk you away on an unforgettable journey filled with laughter, joy, and plenty of holiday spirit.

Starting from either Pickering or Grosmont Station, and get ready for a magical ride like no other where you will create cherished festive memories with your family. Whilst onboard Santa himself will make his way through the heritage carriages, giving kids the chance to meet him. But that's not all – every well-behaved child will receive a special soft toy present as a token of Santa's appreciation for being on the nice list this year.

You won't want to miss out on this fantastic holiday experience happening on November 25th, 26th, and December 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, 23rd, and 24th. The clock is ticking, so book your tickets now and let the festivities begin!

Pickering Departure Times: 09:55, 11:25, 13:00, or 14:55

Grosmont Departure Times: 10:00, 11:30, 13:05, or 15:00

🎟️ Get Your Tickets Now:

The adult or child fare is just £30 per person and includes a fantastic present and a backpack for each child.
Children under 12 months travel for free but won't have a seat or gift unless you bring one for Santa to distribute.


Pickering   Grosmont


What's Included: 

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

Wrap up warm

We always advise passengers to wrap up warm during the winter months. Whilst our carriages are steam heated you’re welcome to bring a blanket for extra cosiness on the train journey just in case.

Group Rates

We offer Group Rates of £25pp for bookings of 20+ passengers. 
Group bookings can be made via our Group Travel Co-ordinator on 01751 477700 (Lines are open 10.00–14.00 Mon to Fri), or email [email protected]

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