Santa and his team of elves will be returning to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) this Christmas with the return of its popular Santa Special services.

Tickets are now on sale, with Christmas services running on December 3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th, and from December 17th-24th inclusive. This hour-long experience from either Pickering or Grosmont Station sees Mr Claus and his helpers pass through the heritage carriages, giving children a chance to meet the man himself, with a special gift for all the children onboard.

The NYMR has also announced the menus for its popular Christmas Moorlander Lunches and Christmas Buffet, an unforgettable dining experience on select dates throughout December through the North York Moors National Park. Departing from Grosmont station at midday, the Christmas Moorlander menu is served on an eclectic mix of heritage carriages, each decked out with festive decorations. The Christmas Buffet Lunch is available for private parties of up to 18 guests who charter the Great Western Saloon carriage.

Prices for the Christmas Moorlander menu start at £78 and the Christmas Buffet Lunch on the Great Western Saloon is priced at £1,450, with an optional welcome drink and canapé reception.

New for 2022, there’s also a handful of Short Winter Breaks available to book this Christmas for a three-night stay on the NYMR’s Camping Coach at Goathland Station which include tickets for the popular Santa Special services.

To purchase tickets, book accommodation and festive dining, or for unique Christmas gifts please visit

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