Santa Claus

Train of Lights+Santa

We are delighted to announce that Train of Lights+Santa will be back in 2024 (with two extra dates to accommodate demand)! When you book a Train of Lights+Santa ticket you will travel on the fantastic Train of Lights service enjoying all this wonderful experience has to offer with the added bonus of a trip from Santa! He will present each person with a gift (children and adults alike) and will be accompanied by a special helper to assist him in his duties.

PLEASE NOTE : TRAIN OF LIGHTS+SANTA TICKETS SOLD OUT very quickly in 2023. Do book early to save disappointment.

Tickets for Train of Lights WITHOUT Santa are also available.

From 30th November 2024 to 23rd December 2024

  • You will enjoy the full Train of Lights service on your outward journey (Paignton to Kingswear.
  • Santa and his helper will visit each person at their seat on the return journey (Kingswear to Paignton)
  • Each adult and each child will receive a gift from Santa
  • Mulled wine and mince pies are not offered on this service
  • There is no pantomime on the train or at either Queen's Park Station or Kingswear stations

Tickets for Train of Lights WITHOUT Santa are also available.

Starts from Paignton - View location

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Dates & Times

November 30th, December 1st, 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd & 23rd

Departure times : 17:00 & 19:00

​2024 Prices:

  • Adult (aged 15+) £35.00 (there is no concession fare)
  • Child (aged 19months-14years) £25.00
  • Children under 0-18 months old travel for free but no seat is provided

Note: there is no family ticket available on this service


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  • Great!! - We all had such a fantastic day out. From the wonderful, helpful and friendly staff at Paignton to the quick and easy ferry crossing and the brilliant steamboat trip. Our captain on the steamboat was just amazing, so funny and full of brilliant facts and local knowledge.
  • A great day out - The railway is fantastic and all the staff were very kind, polite and only to happy to give any assistance necessary. Can't wait to do it all again but with the grandchildren next time. Thank you to all the staff.
  • Brilliant - Brilliant day out. We booked the train and cruise and had a great time. What's not to like; steam train, ferry river crossing and river cruise. Then all in reverse. Great day out!

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