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Isle of Man Railways Steam into Christmas 2022

The Santa Express

Take a ride on the Santa Express to visit Santa's Grotto where all children receive a fabulous gift from Santa and his helpers. There will be entertaining festive characters, seasonal tasty treats and you can take unforgettable close up family photos with our Christmas steam trains.

With tickets priced at just £17.50 per person (babies under 12 months old travelling free) and lots of dates to choose from, it is a magical experience for the whole family.

The Santa Express Trains are operating on the 3rd, 4th, 10th & 11th December 2022.

How to book The Santa Express:

  • Book online here
  • Call the Isle of Man Welcome Centre on 01624 662525
  • Visit the Isle of Man Welcome Centre at Douglas Sea Terminal
  • For large parties or corporate groups over 40, contact us directly by emailing Liam.Miller@gov.im

 

 

The Polar Express Train Ride

Join us on THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride for a magical Christmas experience.

Your journey begins just like the 2004 motion picture with THE POLAR EXPRESS™ picking you up at Douglas station to take you to the North Pole. You will get to meet the characters from the film including the conductor, the singing chefs, the hobo and of course the main man himself Father Christmas.

You and your family, hopefully dressed in PJs, will enjoy a fun-filled theatrical adventure as you make your way to the North Pole. Throughout your journey, you may tangle with the caribou and other magical happenings, as you have the original story of The Polar Express told to you.

Don’t forget to have a bite of your cookie and authentic hot chocolate before arriving at the North Pole to meet Santa Claus. Santa will join you on board and, if you are on  the nice list, hand you your first gift of Christmas, a Silver Sleigh Bell just as in the motion picture we all love.

How to book The Polar Express Train Ride:

  • Book online here
  • Call the Isle of Man Welcome Centre on 01624 662525
  • Visit the Isle of Man Welcome Centre at Douglas Sea Terminal
  • For large parties or corporate groups over 40, contact us directly by emailing Liam.Miller@gov.im

Steam into Christmas on The Dining Car

Join us for our 2022 Christmas celebrations on our unique Pullman inspired carriages.

Now in our ninth year of service it’s a wonderful way to bring together family, friends and festive team nights for seasonal dining on our heritage railway trains.

From fine dining to traditional Christmas feasts, party nights, First Noel Fireman's brunches, afternoon tea delights and adventures to Santa's Grotto there truly is something for everyone of every age to capture the magic of the season.

All dietary requirements catered for. Please advise us at time of booking. All images are for illustrative purposes only.

How to book Steam into Christmas Dining events:

  • Call Douglas Railway Station on 01624 697457
  • Visit Douglas Railway Station Ticket Desk
  • Email steamdining@gov.im

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Little Festive Shedanigans

Come and join us at The Little Shed at Dhoon Glen for what promises to be a very special event to celebrate the arrival of the main man himself! In collaboration with The Manx Electric Railway, expect festivities galore with a sprinkling of the famous #shedvibe

How to book Little Festive Shedanigans:

(Please note thickets for this event will not be available until the 1st October at the earliest. Once tickets are released they are sold directly by The Little Shed at Dhoon Glen)

Visit this link to contact The Little Shed and to make bookings when available.