Christmas In Leicester 2016 - GCR Santa Specials
Take a ride aboard the Great Central Railway`s Santa Deluxe service. We step back in time as our journey begins on the platform at Loughborough station where the Steam Engine sits in steam waiting to take us on a magical trip along the Great Central Railway. With Christmas music crackling over the station PA the festive atmosphere is in full swing as eager young children and adults too complete in Christmas jumpers and hats move about taking in the sights and sounds of the past the GCR is well known for. With a clunk the music is interrupted by a station announcement inviting us to board the train, we find our seats and are offered a mince pie and glass of orange juice or sherry (for the adults) before with a slight bump we are on our way. During the trip we are visited by Mrs Claus some elves and the main man himself Santa who spends some time chatting to my nephews and handing out gifts. The train switches ends at Leicester North (future site of an exiting new national railway museum) and it seems all too soon that we're back at Loughborough and Santa waves goodbye with a Merry Christmas and reminds us that he`ll see us on Christmas eve.