There’s snow doubt about it, NYMR is the place to be this Christmas

Families looking to make some fantastic festive memories during the most wonderful time of the year should head to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. From Saturday 30th November to Sunday 22nd December, the attraction’s much-loved Santa Specials will return, taking children on a magical adventure across the wintry and breath-taking North Yorkshire countryside.

With festive journeys setting off from both Pickering and Grosmont, the Santa Express is sure to bring Christmas to life as children meet the main man himself - Santa Claus.

This enchanting Christmas experience sees Mr Claus and his jolly helpers wander through the heritage carriages, sharing tales of Christmases gone by and gifting special presents and an activity bag to every child on board.

During the journey adults can tuck into a delicious mince pie, hot drink and a warming alcoholic tipple, whilst children enjoy juice and a piece of fruit.

Santa Special tickets will be available to purchase from Tuesday 20th August, but hurry, ‘yule’ be sorry to miss this popular event.

Dates departing from Pickering Station to Levisham: 30th November, 1st, 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st and 22nd December at 09:35, 11:10, 13:55 and 15:30. Price per adult £23 and child £23 including activity bag and present.

Dates departing from Grosmont Station to Goathland: 30th November, 1st, 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st and 22nd December at 10:15, 12:30 and 14:35. Price per adult £22 and child £22 including activity bag and present. 


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The North Yorkshire Moors Railway is an award-winning charitable trust that carries 300,000 unique passengers every year. It is Britain’s most popular heritage railway and is one of the best visitor attractions in the North East.

The NYMR trust relies heavily on donations and the work of its many volunteers. The 180-year old railway needs to raise £1 million by 2022 so its railway bridges and its 50-100-year-old vehicles can remain viable.

  • The NYMR cares for operating and developing the railway it owns from Pickering to Grosmont
  • The heritage railway operates over Network Rail from Grosmont to Whitby
  • The charity provides a high quality, safe and authentic evocation of the steam age for the public
  • The NYMR is an Educational Charitable Trust providing education for all ages
  • The railway is a fully accredited museum

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