Yorkshire Times
A Voice of the North
8:00 AM 26th September 2020

Yule Be Glad You Booked A Santa Special!

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) has begun its countdown to Christmas with tickets now on sale for the attraction’s popular Santa Specials.

However, even though things will be a little different this year, there’ll still be plenty of festive cheer at the UK’s most popular heritage railway as visitors are urged to help Santa and his elves save Christmas!

Father Christmas’ sleigh is out of action, presents still need to be built, Reindeers are furloughed, and time is running out!

So, hop aboard a heritage steam engine at the beautifully decorated Pickering Station for a magical Christmas adventure with the NYMR. Meet Santa’s helpers and steam along the track to Levisham Station whilst listening to Jingle Bells FM in your own private compartment. And you’ll hopefully catch a glimpse of Santa himself too, as he prepares for the biggest night of the year.
Tickets include interaction with Santa’s elves, a photo opportunity to remember your visit, a reserved private compartment on a decorated steam train, return travel from Pickering to Levisham Station (approx. 60 min journey), a quality present for each child and your very own copy of the Snow Bound Express newspaper.

Laura Strangeway, Head of Marketing at NYMR, said:“Our Santa Specials are always really magical and we hope that our reimagined Santa experience will be just as good. We’ve had to tweak things slightly this year to ensure we adhere to government guidelines but we’re sure NYMR’s Christmas 2020 will be every bit as magical as previous years. We can’t wait to see the railway decked out and whisk our guests off on a magical festive journey!”

Tickets are priced at £100 per compartment (for a maximum of four), and £25 per additional adult (max six total adult and child).

Trains will depart from Pickering at 09:15, 11:15, 13.15 and 15:15 on December 5 and 6, 12 and 13, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 and 24th.

Due to Covid-19 control measures* and to help the railway maintain capacity, pre-booking is essential, so book now by visiting - Yule be glad you did!

For more information please visit, email or call 01751 472508 Monday - Sunday 9am to 4pm.