Santa Specials

1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd and 24th December.

 Bookings are now OPEN – please click here to book tickets online.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, so why not kick off the festive season by heading down to the Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway for the famous Santa Specials!

Fun for all the family – all aboard the magical Christmas Express! Hauled by a steam locomotive and enjoy a return journey to Lapland Central.



Whilst waiting to see Santa, adults can enjoy seasonal refreshments including mince pies, hot chocolate and mulled wine in Mrs Claus’ Kitchen. There will also be refreshments and snacks for the children to indulge in. Additionally, entertainment and activities will be available for all ages during this special encounter with Santa, Mrs Claus and their elves. This includes Christmas carolling, letters to Santa, activity sheets and more!

You will be led by our mischievous elves to Santa’s beautifully decorated Grotto to spend some quality time with the man himself and receive a special gift. After all, Santa knows if you’ve been bad or good! 

Photography is permitted throughout this experience. Your Santa Special experience will last for approximately 1 1/2  hours.

*For group bookings please call our booking office on 01472 604657

*Please arrive approximately fifteen minutes before departure time to ensure a pleasurable experience for all.


  • Early Bird – £12.00 per person (1st and 2nd December only)
  • Peak – £14.00 per person (8th, 9th, 15th, 16th, 20th-23rd only)
  • Santa’s Flight – £15.00 per person (24th December only)

Departure Times

1 Dec
11:00am 1:00pm 3:00pm
2 Dec
11:00am 1:00pm 3:00pm
8 Dec
11:00am 1:00pm 3:00pm
9 Dec
11:00am 1:00pm 3:00pm
15 Dec
11:00am 1:00pm 3:00pm 5:00pm
16 Dec
11:00am 1:00pm 3:00pm 5:00pm
20 Dec
11:00am 1:00pm 3:00pm 5:00pm
21 Dec
11:00am 1:00pm 3:00pm 5:00pm
22 Dec
11:00am 1:00pm 3:00pm 5:00pm
23 Dec
11:00am 1:00pm 3:00pm 5:00pm
24 Dec
11:00am 1:00pm 3:00pm










Cancellation & Refund Policy

The Cleethorpes Light Railway will do its best to operate the advertised train services. Should the CCLR cancel an advertised train, tickets may be transferred to an alternative train (subject to availability) or a full refund may be given. If a train operates and a ticket holder is unable to use their tickets, no monetary refund will be given.

Please note that due to the nature of this event, dogs are not permitted at this event. Guide dogs only.