Santa Specials

Santa Specials

Santa Specials 1500 1000 Isle of Wight Steam Railway
Book Tickets 18 December 2021 19 December 2021


It’s the most wonderful time of the year and I am pleased to say that I will be making the Isle of Wight Steam Railway my official home again this year.

Wander through my sparking winter wonderland, with live entertainment as you wait. Meet my cheery, cheeky elves as they take you onboard a traditionally decorated, cosy carriage where I’ll be waiting to talk through all your Christmas wishes. If you’ve been good I will have a special gift for each and every child who visits me.

I look forward to seeing you all… oh and don’t forget to leave milk and cookies for me on Christmas Eve… and a carrot for the reindeer.


A magical day out

Wander through Santa’s magical wonderland where eyes will be wide with wonder as you take in the sights of our traditional Chritsmas. Setting the scene before you meet the man himself in his cosy grotto aboard a beautifully decorated carriage. The gifts given are of a high quality and children will not be disappointed.

So much to see and do

The whole family will be entertained with live music and magic shows throughout the day, alongside a traditional children’s fairground ride.

Santa is (temporarily) replacing his reindeer for the friendly donkeys from Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary, we don’t think they can fly.

Wander over to our events barn for more live entertainment and to indulge in your complimentary festive treats - mince pies and mulled wine for adults while the children tuck in to chocolate bars and juice.

Settle back for a festive steam train journey

Complete your magical day out with a trip aboard one of our majestic steam trains. Settle back in a beautifully restored cosy carriage for a journey through the wintery Island countryside and finalise those Christmas lists.

Ticket info

Our Santa Specials are an extremely popular event and it sells out fast. Tickets must be booked in advance as seating aboard the train is allocated and it allows Santa and his elves to ensure they have the right presents for each child.

This year we are holding a day dedicated to children with SEN. On 5th December your little ones can meet Santa in a more relaxed environment.


  • If you are booked on the 14.33 train we strongly advise you arrive early to enjoy the various activities and meet Santa BEFORE you travel.
  • Tickets CANNOT be refunded, exchanged or altered in any way.
  • See booking terms and conditions.
  • ‘Babes in arms’ who do not require a gift do not need a ticket.

Train services

Saturday 4 & Sunday 5 December

Operating a one train service. Departures at 10:15, 11:40, 13:15 and 14:33

11, 12, 18, 19 and 22 - 24 December

Operating a two train service. Departures at 10:10, 10:50, 11:40, 12:20, 13:15, 14:00 and 14:33 (Standard service without the last trains)

This event is kindly sponsored by Wightlink