Ecclesbourne Valley Railway presents...

The Train Through Christmas Countryside 2022

Our sell-out magical immersive festive show is back for 2022. See Santa on board our steam train this Christmas.

BEST AVAILABILITY - Standard Class Plus

We're taking that train together!

The Derbyshire Dales have a secret! Many years ago, whilst flying through the skies above, Santa looked down from his sleigh and saw how beautiful the rolling hills looked in the snow. 

“If only everyone could see the magic below” he said to himself. Then, in the distance, Santa heard a noise that even he, with everything that he has heard before, thought was the most magical noise that he had ever heard. That sound was the sound of a steam engine, and it was at that moment that the most magical train ride was born! 

When Santa arrived home he began to work on his new project, finding elves to build a station for him to use, finding the best onboard hosts who love Christmas. They must believe in him and his Christmas magic! Of course, not forgetting the most scrumptious hot chocolate makers in the world. 

And every December Santa would open his railway, inviting people to ride his train and experience Christmas together, and now it is time to do it again, bigger and better than ever before.

Now the train is ready. Mr Tickets and Prez have been working hard to get everything ready and there are tickets waiting for you ! Your train departs from Wirksworth beautiful snowy station so now join us and step into our wonderful world of Christmas imagination. Get your ticket ready, make a wish, hold on tight and get ready to ride The Train Through Christmas Countryside together!

Ticketing

Standard Class

  • Steam train ride from Wirksworth to 'Santa's Station' and return
  • Tickets are sold per compartment, which can seat up to six passengers
  • Magical Christmas show from our festive characters during the journey
  • Presents from Santa for every child
  • Hot chocolate and cookies for every passenger

Launch prices range from £75 to £85, inclusive price for up to six passengers according to date, regardless of occupancy.

Standard Class Plus

  • Steam train ride from Wirksworth to 'Santa's Station' and return
  • Tickets are sold per compartment, which can seat up to six passengers
  • Compartments are the same as Standard Class but also feature a table
  • Magical Christmas show from our festive characters during the journey
  • Presents from Santa for every child
  • Hot chocolate and cookies for every passenger

Launch prices range from £85 to £95, inclusive price for up to six passengers according to date, regardless of occupancy..

First Class - SOLD OUT

  • Steam train ride from Wirksworth to 'Santa's Station' and return
  • Tickets are sold per compartment, which can seat up to six passengers
  • A very limited number on each train
  • Compartments feature upgraded seat comfort, but do not feature a table
  • Magical Christmas show from our festive characters during the journey
  • Presents from Santa for every child
  • Luxury hot chocolate with whipped cream and cookies for every passenger (sorry, we're not able to cater for dietary requirements with the whipped cream)
  • Commemorative mug for each passenger
  • Golden Ticket upgraded to Platinum commemorative ticket for the Jubilee year

Launch prices range from £100 to £120, inclusive price for up to six passengers according to date, regardless of occupancy.

Further information for all classes
  • Occupancy of compartment must be chosen upon booking (adult, child or seat vacant)
  • Parties of more than 6 passengers will require a second compartment.
  • Journey length approx 1hr 15min
  • Please arrive no later than 15 minutes prior to your booked time (car park DE4 4FB).
  • Please contact us if you have any special accessibility requirements.
  • We pride ourselves on offering a great value for money family Christmas experience. However with rising coal and diesel costs, launch prices may be subject to alteration.

You will receive a confirmation e-mail at the time of booking and your Golden Ticket will be available for collection as the show begins.

Theme Song

Look out on your confirmation e-mail for your link to a special lyrics video for our theme song! Learn it so you can sing along on the day.

 

Please familiarise yourselves with our Cancellation Policy for this event.

Personalised Show Goodie Box

Settle in for the ride!

Pre-order your Personalised Show Goodie Box when booking your compartment (sold per person), full of naughty but nice treats for the journey.

Each box contains:

  • Popcorn
  • Marshmallows
  • Sweets

Presented with a personalised label on the box. The checkout provides you with the opportunity to provide us with the person's name for the label (please check it is spelt correctly).

 

Cancellation Policy

  • The event has been designed without Coronavirus restrictions. However, the show is designed in a way that can have social distancing and other measures introduced without compromising the fun.
  • Should you need to cancel or alter your booking, please contact the railway either by telephone or e-mail as soon as possible. For cancellations, a refund will only be offered if your cancellation is more than one full day prior to your visit, else we shall issue a credit voucher. If you wish to move a booking, there may be a difference in price depending on date.
  • The elves begin to prepare for your arrival at least a full day before your booking and therefore whilst we will endeavour to accommodate changes within this period, we may not be able to service your request.
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