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Christmas trains in the Midlands and Wales

Christmas trains will be rolling across the Midlands and Wales during the 2016 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

Loughborough, Leicestershire
Great Central Railway

Santa Steam Trains

Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 November

Saturday 3 & Sunday 4 December

Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 December

Wednesdays 7 & 14 December

Saturday 17 – Saturday 24 December

Christmas Day Train

Sunday 25 December

Christmas Holiday Trains

Sunday 26 – Saturday 31 December

Telephone: 01509 632323.

Ludborough, Lincolnshire
Lincolnshire Wolds Railway

Santa Arrives at Ludborough

Sunday 27 November

Santa Specials Trains

Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 December

Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 December

Full English Breakfast Train

Thursday 1 January

Telephone: 01507 363881.

Matlock, Derbyshire
Peak Rail

Santa Steam Specials

Saturday 3 & Sunday 4 December

Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 December

Saturday 17 – Saturday 24 December

Telephone: 01629 580381.

Ripley, Derbyshire
Midland Railway Centre

Santa Specials

Saturday 19 & Sunday 20 November

Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 November

Saturday 3 & Sunday 4 December

Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 December

Wednesday 14 December

Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 December

Wednesday 21 – Saturday 24 December

Mince Pie Trains

Tuesday 27 & Wednesday 28 December

New Year Trains

Saturday 31 December – Monday 2 January

Telephone: 01773 570140.

Ruddington, Nottinghamshire
Great Central Railway - Nottingham

Santa Specials Trains

Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 November

Saturday 3 & Sunday 4 December

Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 December

Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 December

Christmas Eve Santa Specials

Saturday 24 December

Winter Holiday Trains

Tuesday 27 – Thursday 29 December

Telephone: 01159 405705.

Shackerstone, Leicestershire
Battlefield Line Railway

Santa's Christmas Specials

Saturday 3 & Sunday 4 December

Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 December

Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 December

Friday 23 & Saturday 24 December

Mince Pie Specials

Thursday 29 – Sunday 1 January

Telephone: 01827 880754.

Wales

Aberystwyth, Cardiganshire
Vale of Rheidol Railway

Santa Trains

Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 December

Wednesday 21 – Friday 23 December

Telephone: 01970 625819.

Barry, Glamorgan
Barry Tourist Railway

Santa Special Trains

Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 December

Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 December

Telephone: 01446 748816.

Caernarfon, Gwynedd
Welsh Highland Railway

Santa Trains

Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 December

Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 December

Thursday 22 & Friday 23 December

Telephone: 01766 516024.

Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire
Gwili Steam Railway – Rheilffordd Ager y Gwili

Sherry and Mince Pie Train

Tuesday 25 November

Santa's Magical Steam Trains

Saturday 3 & Sunday 4 December

Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 December

Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 December

Wednesday 21 – Saturday 24 December

Telephone: 01267 238213.

Fairbourne, Gwynedd
Fairbourne Steam Railway

Santa Specials

Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 December

Telephone: 01341 250362.

Llanberis, Gwynedd
Llanberis Lake Railway

Santa Trains

Sunday 4 December

Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 December

Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 December

Telephone: 01286 870549.

Llanfair Caereinion, Powys
Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway

Santa Specials

Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 December

Saturday 17 – Monday 19 December

Telephone: 01938 810441.

Llanuwchllyn, Gwynedd
Bala Lake Railway – Rheilffordd Llyn Tegid Cyf

Santa's Annual Visit

Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 December

Telephone: 01678 540666.

Porthmadog, Gwynedd
Ffestiniog Railway

Victorian Santa Trains

Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 December

Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 December

Thursday 22 December

Telephone: 01766 516024.

Tywyn, Gwynedd
Talyllyn Railway

Santa Special Trains

Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 December

Saturday 24 December

Carol Train

Friday 16 December

Telephone: 01654 710472.

West Midlands

Rudyard (near Leek), Staffordshire
Rudyard Lake Steam Railway

Santa Express Special Steam Trains

Saturday 17 – Friday 23 December

Telephone: 01995 672280.

Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire
Foxfield Steam Railway

Santa Specials

Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 November

Saturday 3 & Sunday 4 December

Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 December

Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 December

Friday 23 & Saturday 24 December

Telephone: 01782 396210.

Stowe by Chartley, Staffordshire
Amerton Railway

Santa Specials

Saturday 3 & Sunday 4 December

Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 December

Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 December

Saturday 24 December

Telephone: 01785 254919.

Telford, Shropshire
Telford Steam Railway

Polar Express Trains

Friday 2 & Sunday 4 December

Friday 9 & Sunday 11 December

Friday 16 – Friday 23 December

Telephone: 01952 503880.


 

 

 

 

 

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