Christmas at the SDR
Christmas at the
South Devon Railway
Discover the wonders of the South Devon Railway this Christmas Period!
Enjoy the stunning views of the Dart Valley during our Christmas Lunch service, enjoy Carol Singing and a Brass Band with Carols Down the Line or on our evening Christmas Dinner, have a wonderful experience for all the family with our Santa-by-Steam services or enjoy a relaxing trip along our line between Christmas and New Year with our Boxing Day and Mince Pie Specials.
See below for more details and for information on how to buy your tickets.
Discover a Christmas Dining Experience with a difference on Thursday 12th or Friday 13th December 2019 with the South Devon Railway!
Sit back and enjoy a traditional Christmas Lunch or Evening Meal on-board our heritage dining car as you travel through the beautiful countryside of the Dart Valley.
Carols Down the Line
Start the evening off at Buckfastleigh from 7pm with a complimentary tea or coffee and a mince pie. Before the special steam train departs you can enjoy the wonderful ambiance of our decorated stations with Carol Singing and a Brass Band; guaranteed to get you into the festive spirit!
Santa by Steam
Admire our wonderfully traditionally decorated carriages and stations as you take a warm and cosy journey to Totnes behind one of our majestic steam locomotives. Enjoy festive refreshments in your seat as the beautiful Devon countryside passes by the window and visit Father Christmas in his Grotto carriage with a gift for every child.
Boxing Day Specials
After a day of turkey, trimmings and telly why not take a train trip along the beautiful Dart Valley on Boxing Day.
Our steam hauled services operate at 11:30, 13:30 and 15:30 from Buckfastleigh (where there’s free parking) and return from Totnes at 12:15, 14:15 and 16:15.
Mince Pie Specials
Our popular Mince Pie Specials will be running again this year from 27th December through until 1st January inclusive. Every passenger gets a complimentary mince pie and our on-train buffet car service will be open for teas, coffees, wines and beers.