Santa Express Train returns for North York Moors railway, promises a “Christmas Adventure” for families

Looking for an exciting day trip this festive season? The Santa Express Steam train train journeys will return for 2023, with organisers for the event have promising a ‘Christmas adventure’ for passengers this winter.

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) has had a jam-packed year celebrating the 50th anniversary of the heritage railway and has revealed all of the details about its Santa Express routes.

During the all-family event, people will have a chance to meet Father Christmas and his helpers on board the Santa Express, a steam train with a “Hogwarts” like feel to it.

The magical services will bring the festive season to life during the weekends of November 25 and 26, December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23 and 24.

Departing from Pickering or Grosmont Station, visitors can climb aboard the decorated carriages for the ultimate festive experience, where children will meet Father Christmas and his jolly helpers as they pass through the carriages.

If children have stayed on the nice list this year, they will receive a special gift from the legendary man himself.

Santa’s Helpers will also be on the hour-long return journey to make cherished memories that last a lifetime.

More information is available here.