Northern Lights Express will operate: 30 November & 1, 7, 8, 12*, 13*, 14, 15, 19*, 20*, 21, 22 & 23* December, departing at 7pm. *Two evening services will operate on highlighted dates departing at 5pm and 7pm.

Join us this winter for a trip on our new, Northern Lights Express! This truly spectacular illuminated journey starts at Pickering Station, where our train with heritage carriages awaits you – decorated with thousands of lights.

You will travel through a twinkling forest which is transformed by a multitude of lights and surprises. You will then arrive at Levisham Station, where a dazzling light show will begin. Experience a light extravaganza and a snow covered authentic heritage station, like you’ve never seen before!

  • See the Northern Lights Express illuminated at Pickering Station. 
  • Travel through a twinkling forest, transformed by a multitude of lights and surprises!
  • Experience a 60-minute journey on board the Northern Lights Express. 
  • Travel to Levisham Station, where you will see a dazzling light show, as our heritage steam engine prepares for the return journey. 

Northern Lights Express costs Adult/Child £25.00 per person. 
Group Rates (20+) can be booked via Customer Services on 01751 472508. Prices from £22 per adult/child. View Terms & Conditions


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Please note: 

  • Please arrive 30 minutes before departure time. There will be a pre-show on Platform 1 for the lighting of the Train. 
  • Northern Lights Express is a pre-book service with seat allocation. 
  • Please note that there is no Santa on Northern Lights Express services.
  • The Northern Lights Express service includes flashing lights which may not be suitable for those with Photosensitive Epilepsy. 
  • Adult (16 years +) and Children (1 – 15 years old). Under 12 months can travel on the service free of charge. A seat will not be provided. 
  • Wheelchair users can travel onboard the Northern Lights Express. Spaces are limited. To book, please contact Customer Services on 01751 472508. 
  • Concessions for Carers and Disabled People. 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.
  • Pickering Tea Room and Gift Shop will be open until the last Northern Lights Express departure. Trolley Services will operate on the services.