Santa Clause is coming to Brighton and Hove!


Residents of Brighton and Hove are now able to purchase tickets to this year’s Santa Express on Volk’s Electric Railway. This special Christmas service will begin its journey on Saturday 1st December taking families on a magical voyage along Brighton Seafront to visit Santa’s Grotto.


The railway’s new Visitor’s Centre will be transformed into Santa’s workshop where families can visit Father Christmas in the lead up to his big night. Every child will receive a present, snack and craft activity, with adult tickets comprising of making a card, an edible treat, ride the train and get a special retro present from Santa!


A spokesperson from Volk’s Railway spoke to Brighton Journal about the Christmas journey: “The round trip takes you along Brighton’s seafront, past out Heritage Sheds and back again. Visitors are welcome to break their journey at Black Rock to visit the Marina and return on a later train.”


Volk’s Electric Railway is hosting the Christmas journey for the second year running after the successes of 2017. This event is a chance for children to ride on the oldest working electric railway in the UK. Santa Express is also available for use on school days for teachers and pupils for groups between 20 and 60 at a discounted price.


Councillor Alan Robins, Lead Member for Tourism and Culture, said: “Christmas is a hectic time of year and this is designed to be fun and relaxing for adults and children. Last year the combination of riding on the Volk’s railway, a craft workshop and meeting Santa was a great success so this year we have expanded the sessions.”


The dates for this year’s Santa’s Express are December 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th, 19th, 20th, 22nd & 23rd. For more information on journey times and tickets, please visit the Volk’s Railway website.


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