The best Christmas events by train

In the mood to get into the swing of Christmas but not sure where to start?

Don't wait until you hear Slade playing in the shops to get thinking about your festive trips this year. Get planning now and book your tickets early to avoid missing out.

From Christmas markets to pantomimes, here are some of the best festive events going on along our route this year.

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Christmas markets

Nothing is more festive than a traditional Christmas market – twinkly lights, wooden chalets and more mulled drinks and mince pies than you can shake a stick at. Wrap up, bring your friends and family and do a bit of Christmas shopping in magical surroundings.

Christmas lights

Christmas light displays bring out the inner childlike wonder in all of us – so even if you’re just young at heart, explore some of the most magical displays along our route this year. Don’t forget your camera!

Christmas experiences

From outdoor ice skating to re-enactments of Christmases past, get immersed in the feeling of the season with events with lots of things to do, all in one place. Great fun for all the family.

Christmas theatre and panto

Do Christmas properly and get into the spirit of things by heading to some of the best theatre events across the country. But do you go traditional, like Christmas past, with a trip to the ballet or bring the kids (or just your inner kid) and head to a panto? The choice is yours… Oh yes it is!

Festive family fun

Experience Christmas through the eyes of your little ones – from meeting the real Santa, to magical adventure trails, enjoy a proper festive family day out along our line. If you’re lucky, you might just see Rudolph in the night’s sky.

Group Christmas events

Christmas isn’t just about family – it’s about hanging with your mates, too. Hit up some of the coolest (sorry!) ice bars and festive drink spots along our route to have a very merry Christmas indeed.

Save 20% off train tickets for groups of 3-9 travellers

Save 20% off LNER Advance tickets when you travel with 3-9 people.

Want to go First Class?

If you can’t treat yourself at Christmas, when can you? Book First Class tickets for your festive travel and make this year extra special.

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