Take a magical ride on the Polar Express
LAWRENCE Batley Theatre hosts two nights of hilarity (it’s also running on Wednesday, December 19) featuring Seymour Mace and Allyson June Smith.
Mace is an Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee who has been on Dave’s One Night Stand, Ideal, The Weird World of Russell Brand, The StandUp Show, Hebburn and Clive Anderson’s Chat Room.
Smith is a multiple Canadian comedy award nominee for best female stand-up with KIRKLEES Light Railway is turning into the Polar Express this December as families and children are invited to catch a ride to Santa’s grotto.
Climb aboard a steam-heated carriage at Clayton West station and travel all the way to the North Pole (Shelley Station) to meet Santa and his elves.
The big man himself will be waiting with sacks full of presents for children of all ages.
Don’t worry if you have to wait a little to see him, as adults can enjoy a mince pie and a festive tipple while kids tuck into biscuits and juice in a heated marquee.
The Shelley Station tea room and barbecue will also be open to sell locally-sourced, hot refreshments.
Children can write their letters to Santa, complete activity and colouring sheets and – if they want to brave the cold – have a go on the outdoor adventure playground.
Tickets cost £15 for adults and children aged three or over. Prices decrease slightly depending on age and whether the child receives a gift. Children younger than 12 months with no gift are free. Twilight Santa specials on every Friday evening of December in the lead up to Christmas – in addition to Saturday 22, Sunday 23, and Christmas Eve day times – Kirklees Light Railway will be putting on its Twilight Santa special evenings.
Jump on a floodlit, steam-heated train at Clayton West between 4pm and 7pm (10am to 5.40pm for day time sessions) and trundle along through the South Pennine foothills as the sun sets and the surroundings start to twinkle with Christmas lights.
Tickets cost £16 for adults and children aged three or over.
Prices decrease slightly depending on age and whether the child receives a gift.
Children younger than 12 months with no gift are free.
Please note: The Sunday, December 23, and Christmas Eve twilight Santa Specials are now sold out.
Tickets for all the Santa Specials can be bought online , over the phone by calling 01484 865727, or at the Clayton West ticket office on Park Mill Way, Clayton West.