Santa Claus is coming to the… North Yorkshire Moors Railway!

Santa Special Dates departing from Pickering Station: 30 November, 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 & 22 December 2019.

Join Santa and his special helpers on a magical adventure aboard the Santa Express, which will take you on a festive journey you won’t forget!

Departing from Pickering Station, the Santa Express brings Christmas to life and gives children the chance to meet the legendary man himself on board the train. They will be able to tell him what they would like to open on Christmas morning - providing they’ve managed to keep themselves off the naughty list this year!

  • Santa will visit you in your seat and see if you've been good or bad? 
  • Meet Santa's Helpers onboard as they tell Christmas stories along the way!
  • Age appropriate present for each child*.
  • Approx. 75 minute journey on board the Santa Express.
  • Christmas Activity Bag.
  • Mince Pie, Hot Drink & Alcoholic Tipple for each adult.
  • Juice and a piece of fruit for each child. 

Santa Specials will depart from Pickering Station at 9:35, 11:10, 13:55 & 15:30, lasting approximately 75 minutes. Price Adult £23, Child £23 including present and activity bag.

Group Rates (20+) can be booked via Customer Services on 01751 472508. Prices from £20 per adult or child.

*Under 12 months can travel on the service free of charge. A seat will not be provided or a gift. If you would like to provide a present, we will allow Santa to hand this out.


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Terms & Conditions

  • Departure times will be 09:35, 11:10, 13:55 and 15:30 from Pickering lasting approximately 75 minutes per fixed round trip.
  • The Pickering Santa Specials are non-stop departing from Pickering to Levisham.
  • Pickering Santa Specials include live actors onboard the service and Father Christmas visiting each child in their seat onboard the service.
  • Drinks and mince pies are to be collected from Platform 1 or the Learning Centre (Platform 2) before services depart. There will be NO onboard catering on the Pickering Santa Specials.
  • The Tea Room will close after the last service departs. The Station Shop will stay open for the return of the last train at Pickering and Grosmont.
  • No pets are allowed on Santa Special services other than assistance dogs.
  • Our policy admits the necessary companion, or carer, of a disabled visitor free of charge, while the Santa Special ticket cost applies to the disabled visitor – both adults and Children. We request customers who have purchased a free Carers ticket online to please produce of one of the following forms of ID at the Booking Office when collecting tickets: 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.
  • Due to carriage restrictions we are unable to accommodate pushchairs onboard the Santa Specials at Pickering & Grosmont. We can accommodate a limited number of wheelchairs at Pickering & Grosmont. Please speak to Customer Services in advance of booking. Telephone 01751 472508 then *242, or email on [email protected]
  • Disabled Parking is available at both Stations (Charges apply) – more details can be found

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