If you can believe it, today (Friday 28th July) marks only 150 days until Christmas Day and the North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) has announced that tickets for its ever-popular Santa Specials are now on sale.

The NYMR is all hands on deck to host another period of festive fun as Santa and his team of elves will be returning for magical journeys aboard the famous Santa Express with the special services running the weekends of 25, 26 November and 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23 & 24 December.

To celebrate the countdown to this highly anticipated event, the NYMR has enlisted local sculptors, Sand in your Eye, to create a striking sand sculpture of Father Christmas alongside a steam train at Whitby beach.

Families can climb on board and make some enchanting memories on this ultimate festive day out from either Pickering or Grosmont Station, and enjoy an enchanting Christmas experience to see Mr Claus and his jolly helpers p
ass through the heritage carriages. Visitors can also expect to meet the legendary man himself, with a special gift for all the children onboard - providing they’ve managed to stay on the nice list this year. Santa’s Helpers will also be on the hour-long return journey for all the festive fun and games. 

Chris Price, General Manager at NYMR, said, “We’re once again thrilled to be holding the Santa Specials for another year of festive fun. This is always an extremely popular service and the lead up to Christmas is always such an exciting time. We love that families and groups from all over come to Yorkshire to experience this dazzling event.”

Every year, tickets for this magical adventure aboard the Santa Express sell out quickly, so book now for a festive journey you won’t forget. Yule not want to miss it!


For more information and to purchase your tickets visit, nymr.co.uk/santa-specials 

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