December brings the annual visit of Santa and his elves - join them for a trip along the line.
Trains will run between Porthmadog and Tan-y-Bwlch on the Ffestiniog Railway, and will depart from Porthmadog at 11:00 and 14:15 on 12th/13th and 19th/20th and 22nd December.
Trains will run between Caernarfon and Waunfawr on the Welsh Highland Railway, and will depart from Caernarfon at 10:00, 12:15 and 14:30 on 12th/13th, 19th/20th and 22nd/23rd December.
These trains are fun for adults and children alike. Santa and his elves pass through the train giving out presents to the children during the journey - with plenty of laughter and jokes along the way! At Tan-y-Bwlch or Waunfawr, there’s chance to stretch your legs and take photographs with Santa and his helpers. We can’t promise snow on the ground, but we’re keeping our fingers crossed! Adults enjoy a glass of sherry and a mince pie on the ride back.
Don’t forget you can purchase your last minute Christmas presents from our souvenir shops at Porthmadog or Caernarfon, and if you choose the Ffestiniog option you can enjoy lunch and a pint at Spooner’s - our multi-award winning café/bar - which serves meals and snacks for all the family.
First Class: Adults & Children (2-15) - £16.00 / Children under 2 - £3.00
Third Class: Adults & Children (2-15) - £11.50 / Children under 2 - £3.00
Welsh Highland Railway
First Class: Adults & Children (2-15) - £17.00 / Children under 2 - £3.00
Third Class: Adults & Children (2-15) - £12.00 / Children under 2 - £3.00
Please Note - Advance Booking strongly recommended for these trains, which are often sold-out well before departure! - Tickets are not yet on sale, but please keep checking this page (and our social media feeds) for further information regarding the on-sale date. Copies of our printed leaflets are available for download below: