5 & 6, 12 & 13, 19 & 20,
and 22 - 24 December

Santa Specials at the Isle of Wight Steam Railway

Visit Santa at the Isle of Wight Steam Railway and discover a magical winter wonderland.

Family Tickets from £32*

Tickets for this event go on sale in August

Santa Specials handwriting - Hello Children

I am pleased to say that I will be making the Isle of Wight Steam Railway my official home this year.

Wander through my sparking winter wonderland before meeting by cheery, cheeky elves. I’ll be waiting to talk through all your Christmas wishes and if you’ve been good I will have a special gift for each and every child who visits me.

Be good and don’t forget to leave milk and cookies for me on Christmas Eve… oh and a carrot for the reindeer.

Santa Specials handwriting - Santa

A magical family day out…

Wander through Santa’s magical wonderland where eyes will be wide with wonder as you take in the snowy scenes with stunning model villages, a woodland scape and more. Setting the scene before you meet the man himself in his cosy grotto. The gifts given are of a high quality and children will not be disappointed.

As you walk through the Christmas market stalls you’ll be given a tasty treat, special chocolate bars and juice for the small people in your group and can we tempt the adults with a mince pie and mulled wine?

So much to see and do…

Enjoy live music and magic shows happening throughout the day to keep the whole family entertained plus a children’s fairground ride.

Santa is (temporarily) replacing his reindeer for the friendly donkeys from Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary.

Santa at IWSR
Children meeting Santa

Settle back for a festive steam train journey

Complete your day 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

This is a popular event and sells out fast. Tickets must be booked in advance as seating aboard the train will be allocated, visit iwsteamrailway.co.uk for more information and booking instructions.


  • If you are booked on the 15.00 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.


Tickets for this event go on sale in August


This event is kindly sponsored by Wightlink.