Northern England

Santa Trains are making rounds across Northern England

 
Warming up for the next Santa Special, North Yorkshire Moors Railway, Pickering and Grosmont, North Yorkshire.
Warming up for the next Santa Special, North Yorkshire Moors Railway, Pickering and Grosmont, North Yorkshire. © North Yorkshire Moors Railway

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North East England


Key to holiday icons:   Train ride includes visit with Santa.   Official Polar Express train ride.   Specialty ride; Santa does not appear.   Holiday illuminations.   Christmas shopping excursion.   New Year's party or dinner train.

Stanhope, Durham
Weardale Railway

The Train to Christmas Town operates Saturday and Sunday, 18th and 19th November; Thursday through Sunday, 23rd through 26th November; daily, Tuesday 28th November through Saturday, 23rd December; Wednesday through Saturday, 27th through 30th December.
Telephone: 08000 232383.

Sunniside, Tyne and Wear
Tanfield Railway

North Pole Express is sold out for 2017.
Mince Pie Specials run Tuesday and Sunday, 26th and 31st December.
Telephone: 08454 634938.

North West England


Key to holiday icons:   Train ride includes visit with Santa.   Official Polar Express train ride.   Specialty ride; Santa does not appear.   Holiday illuminations.   Christmas shopping excursion.   New Year's party or dinner train.

Bury, Lancashire
East Lancashire Railway

Santa Specials operate Saturdays and Sundays, 25th November through 17th December; Thursday through Sunday, 21st through 24th December.
Santa School Specials run Wednesdays and Fridays, 6th through 15th December.
Christmas Shopper Specials run Mondays, 6th, 13th, 20th December.
Mince Pie Specials run Tuesday, December 26th.
Telephone: 01617 647790.

Haverthwaite, Cumbria
Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway

Santa Specials operate Saturdays and Sundays, 2nd through 17th December.
Telephone: 01539 531594.

Hesketh Bank, Lancashire
West Lancashire Light Railway

Santa Specials operate Saturdays and Sundays, 16th through 24th December.
Telephone: 01772 815881.

Preston, Lancashire
Ribble Steam Railway

Santa Specials operate Saturdays and Sundays, 2nd through 17th December; Friday and Saturday, 22nd and 23rd December.
Telephone: 01772 728800.

Ravenglass, Cumbria
Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway

Santa Express operates Saturdays and Sundays, 2nd through 10th December; daily, Saturday 16th through Saturday 23rd December.
Telephone: 01229 717171.

Alston, Cumbria
South Tynedale Railway

Santa Specials operate Saturday and Sunday, 9th and 10th December; Saturday through Tuesday, 16th through 19th December.
Telephone: 01434 381696.

Yorkshire & Humber


Key to holiday icons:   Train ride includes visit with Santa.   Official Polar Express train ride.   Specialty ride; Santa does not appear.   Holiday illuminations.   Christmas shopping excursion.   New Year's party or dinner train.

Barnsley, South Yorkshire
Elsecar Heritage Railway

Santa Specials operate Saturdays and Sundays, 9th through 17th December; Friday and Saturday, 22nd and 23rd December.
Yuletide Warmer runs Sunday, 24th December.
Mince Pie Specials run Wednesday and Thursday, 27th and 28th December.
Telephone: 01226 746746.

Ludborough, Lincolnshire
Lincolnshire Wolds Railway

Santa Special operates Saturdays and Sundays, 9th through 17th December.
Full English Breakfast Train runs Monday 1st January.
Telephone: 01507 363881.

Murton, North Yorkshire
Derwent Valley Light Railway – Yorkshire Museum of Farming

Santa Special operates Saturdays and Sundays, 2nd through 17th December; Friday and Saturday, 22nd and 23rd December.
Telephone: 01904 489966.

Huddersfield (Clayton West), West Yorkshire
Kirklees Light Railway

Santa Specials operate Fridays through Sundays, 2nd December through 17th December; Wednesday through Sunday, 20th through 24th December.
Telephone: 01484 865727.

Keighley, Haworth and Oxenhope, West Yorkshire
Keighley & Worth Valley Railway

Santa Steam Specials operate Saturdays and Sundays, 25th November through 24th December.
Carol Service runs Saturday 16th December.
Mince Pie Specials operate Tuesday through Monday, 26th December through 1st January.
Telephone: 01535 645214.

Leeds, West Yorkshire
Middleton Railway

Santa Specials operate Saturdays and Sundays, 2nd through 24th December.
Mince Pie Special runs Monday 1st January.
Telephone: 08456 801758.

Northallerton, North Yorkshire
Wensleydale Railway

Santa Specials operate Saturdays and Sundays, 2nd through 17th December; Thursday through Sunday, 21st through 24th December.
Telephone: 01677 425805.

Pickering and Grosmont, North Yorkshire
North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Santa Specials operate Saturdays and Sundays, 2nd through 17th December; Tuesday and Wednesday, 18th and 20th December.
Telephone: 01751 472508.

Skipton, North Yorkshire
Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway

Santa Trains operate Saturdays and Sundays, 26th November through 24th December (also Tuesday 12th and Friday 22nd).
Telephone: 01756 710614.

Isle of Man


Key to holiday icons:   Train ride includes visit with Santa.   Official Polar Express train ride.   Specialty ride; Santa does not appear.   Holiday illuminations.   Christmas shopping excursion.   New Year's party or dinner train.

Groudle Glen, Isle of Man
Groudle Glen Railway

Santa Trains operate Saturdays and Sundays, 9th through 17th December.
Mince Pie Trains run Boxing Day, Tuesday, 26th December.
Telephone: 01624 670453.

Douglas, Isle of Man
Steam Railway

Santa Express operates Saturdays and Sundays, 9th through 17th December.
Telephone: 01624 685685.