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Christmas trains in the Midlands and Wales

Christmas trains are rolling across the Midlands and Wales this holiday season. Catch a Santa Train or ride a specialty Christmas train at a railway near you.

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

East Midlands

Battlefield Line Railway

Shackerstone, Leicestershire

Santa Trains

Saturday 29 & Sunday 30 November

Saturday 6 & Sunday 7 December

Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 December

Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 December

Tuesday 23 & Wednesday 24 December

Mince Pie Specials

Saturday 27   Monday 29 December

Wednesday 31 December & Thursday 01 January

Ecclesbourne Valley Railway

Wirksworth, Derbyshire

Santa Trains

Saturday 6 & Sunday 7 December

Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 December

Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 December

Great Central Railway

Loughborough, Leicestershire

Santa Steam Trains

Saturday 29 & Sunday 30 November

Saturday 6 & Sunday 7 December

Wednesday 10 December

Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 December

Wednesday 17 December

Saturday 20 – Wednesday 24 December

Greenacres Christmas Fayre

Saturday 29 & Sunday 30 November

Christmas Dining Train & Passenger Service

Thursday 25 December

Boxing Day Dining Train & Passenger Service

Friday 26 December

Christmas Holiday Trains

Saturday 27 & Tuesday 30 December

New Year's Eve Trains & Dining Train

Wednesday 31 December

New Year's Day Passenger Trains

Thursday 1 January

Great Central Railway - Nottingham

Ruddington, Nottinghamshire

Santa Specials Trains

Saturday 29 & Sunday 30 November

Saturday 6 & Sunday 7 December

Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 December

Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 December

Christmas Eve Santa Specials

Wednesday 24 December

Winter Holiday Trains

Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 December

Lincolnshire Wolds Railway

Ludborough, Lincolnshire

Santa Arrives at Ludborough

Sunday 30 November

Santa Specials Trains

Saturday 6 & Sunday 7 December

Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 December

Full English Breakfast Train

Thursday 1 January 2015

Peak Rail

Matlock, Derbyshire

Santa and Steam Specials

Saturday 6 & Sunday 7 December

Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 December

Saturday 20 – Wednesday 24 December

Wales

Bala Lake Railway – Rheilffordd Llyn Tegid Cyf

Llanuwchllyn, Gwynedd

Santa Trains

Saturday 6 & Sunday 7 December

Barry Tourist Railway

Barry, Glamorgan

Santa Special Trains

Saturday 13 December & Sunday 14 December

Saturday 20 December & Sunday 21 December

Brecon Mountain Railway

Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan

Santa Special Family Trains

Saturday 29 & Sunday 30 November

Saturday 6 & Sunday 7 December

Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 December

Saturday 20 – Tuesday 23 December

School trains, select Tuesdays – Fridays

Corris Railway

Corris, Gwynedd

Santa Trains

Saturday 13 December & Sunday 14 December

Fairbourne Steam Railway

Fairbourne, Gwynedd

Santa Specials

Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 December

Llanberis Lake Railway

Llanberis, Caernarfonshire

Santa Trains

Sunday 7 December

Saturday 13 December & Sunday 14 December

Saturday 20 December & Sunday 21 December

Pontypool & Blaenavon

Blaenavon, Torfaen

Steam Santa Specials

Saturday 6 & Sunday 7 December

Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 December

Saturday 20 & Monday 22 December

Vale of Rheidol Railway

Aberystwyth, Cardiganshire

Santa Trains

Saturday 13 December & Sunday 14 December

Saturday 20 December – Tuesday 23 December

Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway

Llanfair Caereinion, Powys

Santa Specials

Saturday 13 December & Sunday 14 December

Saturday 20 December & Sunday 21 December

Ffestiniog Railway

Porthmadog, Gwynedd

Santa Specials

Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 December

Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 December

Welsh Highland Railway

Caernarfon, Gwynedd

Santa Specials

Saturday 6 & Sunday 7 December

Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 December

Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 December

West Midlands

Churnet Valley Railroad

Cheddleton, Staffordshire

Santa & Steam Trains

Wednesday 3 December

Saturday 6 & Sunday 7 December

Wednesday 10 December

Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 December

Saturday 20 – Wednesday 24 December

Churnet Valley Railroad

Cheddleton, Staffordshire

Festive Dining Evening Trains

Saturdays 13 & 20 December

Festive Supper Trains

Wednesday 10 December

Foxfield Steam Railway

Stoke on Trent, North Staffordshire

Santa Specials

Saturday 29 & Sunday 30 November

Saturday 6 & Sunday 7 December

Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 December

Saturday 20 – Wednesday 24 December

Rudyard Lake Steam Railway

Rudyard (near Leek), Staffordshire

Santa Trains

Saturday 6 & Sunday 7 December

Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 December

Severn Valley Railway

Kidderminster, Worcestershire

Santa Steam Specials

Saturday 6 & Sunday 7 December

Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 December

Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 December

Wednesday 24 December

Christmas Carol Trains

Saturdays 6, 13 & 20 December

Santa Heralds Trains

Friday 19 December

Monday 22 & Tuesday 23 December

Festive Season Service Trains

Friday 26 December – Sunday 4 January 2015


 

 

 

 

 

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