Train of Lights+Santa

Our new look Train of Lights+Santa was so successful in 2021 that Santa will be back in 2022! 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.

* There will be a limited number of Train of Lights+Santa seats so do remember to buy your tickets early *

From 3rd December 2022 to 23rd December 2022

  • 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

Starts from Paignton - View location

Book Your Tickets

All tickets are for collection at Paignton upon arrival.

Dates & Times

December 3rd, 4th*, 10th, 11th*, 17th & 18th*

Departure times : 16:45, 18:45 & 20:45

Note: *denotes no 20:45 service on these dates

​2022 Prices:

  • Adult (aged 16+) £29.00 (there is no concession fare)
  • Child (aged 19months-15years) £19.50
  • 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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