SANTA will be returning to Havenstreet this Christmas for his extremely popular festive visit to the Isle of Wight Steam Railway.

Tickets for Santa Specials are now on sale via the Railway website and are expected to sell out.

Visit the Isle of Wight Steam Railway on any weekend in December during one of the Island’s longest running Christmas events and discover Santa in his new cosy grotto.

In keeping with the Railway’s heritage, this year's visit to Santa will be a more traditional affair than recent festive seasons.

With mulled wine, mince pies and a distinctly Victorian feel about the whole event, Santa will be taking up residence inside one of the beautifully restored carriages in Train Story, the railway’s undercover, interactive museum.

Isle of Wight County Press: Tickets are now available via the Steam Railway websiteTickets are now available via the Steam Railway website

Take the time to peruse the traditional Christmas market, with every visitor receiving a festive tipple — juice for the children — and a treat while enjoying live music and magical entertainment.

General manager, Steve Backhouse, said: "There are many Santa experiences to choose from across the Island, and this year the Isle of Wight Steam Railway brings something a little more traditional to the festivities.

“We want to keep the whole family entertained for a few hours and leave the little ones with memories to last a lifetime."

This year's event will commence on December 5 and booking is absolutely essential.

Click HERE and scroll down the page to secure your ticket.