Yuletide Express

Our Steam Christmas Specials are not just for the children. Adults – join us on Friday 20th December for the Yuletide Express.

Christmas Steam Specials are for Adults Too – Join our Yuletide Express on Friday 20th December

Every year, on every weekend on the run up to Christmas, the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway operate Santa Steam Specials, that bring joy and happiness to children of all ages and to their adoring parents and grand parents.

For the first time, in 2019, we are operating a special Christmas party train for the adults – The Yuletide Express – on Friday, 20th December, when it’s the grown-ups turn to celebrate Christmas on board one of our steam hauled festive passenger trains.

There will be two trains departing Keighley at 12.00 and 15.15 for two return journeys along the 5 mile Oxenhope branch.

On arriving at Keighley Station, Platform 4 for your train, you will be greeted by carol singers and offered a glass of complimentary mulled wine before boarding for your festive journey.

Our coaches will be adorned with decorations as befits this festive time of year with tables decorated with crackers and party games for the journey to Oxenhope and return, serenaded by festive music whilst the train traverses the branchline. Our on-train bar will be serving real ale, wine, spirits and soft drinks to ease you into the party spirit and a platter of savoury party foods will be available at your table.

After arrival at Oxenhope, the train will return to Keighley for the first time where there will be additional carols on the platform and a second glass of mulled wine will be served to party guests. For the second departure a platter of Christmas desserts will be served to each table and the train will then depart on its second round trip.

Arriving back at Keighley, our guests will be able to collect a final gift from our new cafe which will then play host to live Entertainment including a Band and a DJ from 14.30 right through to closing time.

Ticket price

£60 per ticket with ALL Departures from Keighley

Train 1 – Depart Keighley at Midday. Arrive 30 minutes before departure for carol singers and a glass of mulled wine. Arrival back at Keighley after 2 round trips of the Worth Valley branch, 14.30.

Train 2 – Depart Keighley at 15.15. Arrive 30 minutes before departure for carol singers and a glass of mulled wine. Arrival back at Keighley after 2 round trips of the Worth valley branch, 17.35.

Drinks and Celebration Packages

Why not make your visit extra special by adding one of the following packages which will be at your table ready for when you arrive

  • Red wine package – £26
    Two bottles of red wine.
  • White wine package – £26
    Two bottles of chilled white wine.
  • Rosé wine package – £26
    Two bottles of chilled rosé wine.
  • Lager package – £15
    A selection of 6 different lagers.
  • Celebration drinks package – £50
    A bottle of Prosecco, two bottles of wine and a selection of lagers.

To find out more about our Santa Steam Specials