Families ho-ho-hoping for a memorable Christmas should look no further than the North Yorkshire Moors Railway’s annual Santa Special Services, which take place on selected dates from Saturday 2nd December, and tickets are now on sale!

Departing from both Pickering and Grosmont stations, this much loved event brings to life the magic of Christmas and gives children the chance to meet Santa in his festive grotto. On board the train youngsters will be able to tell him what presents they would like this year, if they have behaved of course as Santa will be regularly checking his naughty list!

Of course, with it being the time for giving, children will receive some treats from the railway, including a Christmas Activity Bag (Crayons, Activity Sheet, Selfie Frame and Selfie Props) and a gift from Santa, with adults enjoying a delicious mince pie, a hot drink and an alcoholic tipple.

Chris Price, General Manager at North Yorkshire Moors Railway, said: “Our Santa Specials are always a great way to end the year and we love seeing so many smiley faces at the railway. Each year just seems to get better and better and we look forward to welcoming families for lots of festive fun!”

Passengers experiencing the magical adventure aboard the Santa Express, departing from Pickering, will also have the chance to take selfies with Santa’s ‘real life’ reindeers. The best #reindeerselfie will win a family ticket (2 adults & 2 children) for our 2018 season and a goody bag with Thomas the Tank Engine goodies worth £100.*

Santa Specials will take place on 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, 19th & 20th December. Please visit nymr.co.uk for a full timetable. Tickets cost just £21 and pre-booking is essential to avoid disappointment.

For regular news, updates and competitions, North Yorkshire Moors Railway is also on Facebook facebook.com/northyorkshiremoorsrailway and Twitter twitter.com/nymr.

*See website for more details.


For further information please contact Gough Bailey Wright on 01527 579 555

Louise Iles – PR Account Director: [email protected]

Sara Gillespie – Junior PR Account Manager: [email protected]

Sam Wright – Account Executive: [email protected]


Notes for editors

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway is a not for profit charitable trust providing memorable experiences for visitors and fulfilment for volunteers and staff through the operation of Britain’s most popular heritage railway between Whitby and Pickering.

  • The NYMR cares for operating and developing the railway we own from Pickering to Grosmont.
  • Operating over Network Rail from Grosmont to Whitby.
  • Provides a high quality, safe and authentic evocation of the steam ag e for the public.
  • Educational Charitable Trust. Providing education for all ages.
  • The NYMR is a fully accredited museum.