Santa Train – East Lancashire Railway Bury

We took a steam train ride to Rawtenstall and back through the Irwell Valley where we immersed ourselves in the festive atmosphere provided by a traditional brass band and carol singing. The group admired the beautifully decorated Bury Bolton Street Station with its hundreds of Christmas trees and said hello to the costumed characters. We were entertained by an on-board magician, we met Santa and his elves as they travelled through the train giving a gift to each child. Children received a biscuit and juice drink and grown ups had a mince pie and festive tipple.