Tickets are still available for Weardale Railway's Train to Christmas Town event - here's the information if you want to go and see Santa.

The Weardale Railway Christmas train - which ran The Polar Express in previous years - runs until December 23.

And, while tickets for some days have run out, there are still slots available on some days.

You can find more Christmas events on our Christmas in County Durham page.

What is the Weardale Railway Train to Christmas Town event?

Weardale Railway says that the Train to Christmas Town event is a 'a train ride expertly designed to bring the spirit of Christmas to life for another year'.

Stanhope Station will be decorated, where there will be food available as well as a children's corner, where they can write to Father Christmas or hang a message on the Christmas tree.

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On board the train there will be elves and the conductor singing, dancing and telling stories while passengers have chocolate chip cookies and hot chocolate. Those in premium class will also receive a commemorative hot chocolate mug to take home.

When the train reaches Christmas Town, Santa Claus himself will climb on board and give each child a Train to Christmas Town gift.

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When does the train run?

There are still ticket slots available on the Train to Christmas Town on Wednesday and Thursday December 18 and 19 at 4pm and 6pm; Friday December 20 at 4pm, Sunday December 22 at 5.30pm, and Monday December 23 at 11.30am.

How much do Weardale Railway Christmas train tickets cost?

For standard seating, Weardale Railway Train to Christmas Town tickets cost £23 adults and £18 children. For premium seating tickets cost £38 adults and £28 children.

How do I book tickets?

You can book on the Weardale Railway website at or by calling 08000 232383.

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