On Sunday, we went on the Santa Special from Bury. This is a Christmas tradition which we have done with my sister since Megan Jack were small.
It is a really magical experience. The station is decked out with millions of lights and twinkling fibre optic Christmas trees. The platform is all lit up too and this year there was a reindeer stable which looked lovely.
On the train Father Christmas visits all the children to give them a gift, along with his elves and fairies. A brass band comes through the train playing carols for us to join in with.
The grown ups aren't left out either, they get a mince pie and small bottle of sherry!
A truly magical experience that I hope we will continue year after year.