Wales

Christmas spirit on track aboard Santa trains in Wales

 
Santa Special, Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway, Llanfair Caereinion, Powys.
Santa Special, Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway, Llanfair Caereinion, Powys.
© Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway

North West Wales


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.

Caernarfon, Gwynedd
Welsh Highland Railway

Santa Trains operate Saturdays and Sundays, 9th through 17th December; Friday and Saturday, 22nd and 23rd December.
Telephone: 01766 516024.

Corris, Gwynedd
Corris Railway

Santa Special Steam Train Rides operate Saturday and Sunday, 9th and 10th December.
Telephone: 01654 761303″.

Fairbourne, Gwynedd
Fairbourne Steam Railway

Santa Specials operate Saturday and Sunday, 16th and 17th December.
Telephone: 01341 250362.

Llanberis, Gwynedd
Llanberis Lake Railway

Santa Trains operate Saturdays and Sundays, 3rd through 17th December.
Telephone: 01286 870549.

Llanuwchllyn, Gwynedd
Bala Lake Railway – Rheilffordd Llyn Tegid Cyf

Santa’s Annual Visit runs Saturday and Sunday, 9th and 10th December.
Telephone: 01678 540666.

Porthmadog, Gwynedd
Ffestiniog Railway

Victorian Santa Trains operate Saturdays and Sundays, 9th through 17th December; Thursday, 21st December.
Telephone: 01766 516024.

Tywyn, Gwynedd
Talyllyn Railway

Santa Specials operate Saturdays and Sundays, 9th through 24th December.
Carol Train runs Saturday 16th December.
Mince Pie Specials run Tuesday 26th December through Monday 1st January.
Telephone: 01654 710472.

Mid Wales


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.

Aberystwyth, Cardiganshire
Vale of Rheidol Railway

Santa Trains operate Saturday and Sunday, 16th and 17th December; Wednesday through Saturday, 20th through 23rd December.
Telephone: 01970 625819.

Llanfair Caereinion, Powys
Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway

Santa Special operates Saturdays and Sundays, 9th through 17th December; Monday 18th December.
Telephone: 01938 810441.

South West Wales


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.

Bronwydd, Carmarthenshire
Gwili Steam Railway – Rheilffordd Ager y Gwili

Santa’s Magical Steamings run Saturdays and Sundays, 2nd through 17th December; Friday through Sunday, 22nd through 24th December.
Telephone: 01267 238213.

South East Wales


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.

Blaenavon, Monmouthshire
Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway

Santa Specials operate Saturdays and Sundays, 2nd through 23rd December (no train Christmas Eve).
Telephone: 01495 792263.

Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan
Brecon Mountain Railway

Santa Special operates Saturdays and Sundays, 25th November through 17th December; daily Tuesday through Saturday, 18th through 23rd December. School Days, Tuesdays through Fridays, 28th November through 22nd December.
Santa School Day Specials run Tuesdays through Fridays, 28th November through 15th December.
Telephone: 01685 722988.