Santa is coming to North Yorkshire and is ditching his sleigh for the North Yorkshire Moors Railway
The North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) is running a number of Santa specials where children can join Santa and his festive helpers on a special adventure aboard the Santa Express. The Santa specials are running on selected dates throughout December and which will take passengers on a magical festive journey through the the local north Yorkshire countryside.
Santa swaps a sleigh for a steam train in North Yorkshire
The trains will depart Departing from Grosmont, Pickering,and Whitby Stations, and there will be an opportunity to meet Santa in his grotto aboard the train.
An extra special treat for 2016 is the chance to meet a small herd of real baby reindeer, passengers who travel from Grosmont will be able to experience an extra Christmas gift, the chance to meet five baby reindeer calves that will be visiting Grosmont station while Santa is using a team train rather than the sleigh and reindeer.
The festive round trip lasts approximately one hour from the departure station and each Santa Express journey includes a delicious mince pie and a warming hot drink for everyone including something a little alcoholic for the adults.
The Best Western Burn Hall Hotel York is conveniently located for a number of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway stations after your Santa special why not come for home made afternoon tea or perhaps stay over . The hotel is just 20 minutes from the centre of York and a few minutes from the park and ride into York and the St Nicholas markets. We are also under half an hour from Castle Howard also perfect for a festive excursion . We offer complementary of complementary parking and wifi . Please see our offers page for our current offers