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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  • Excellent! - A wonderful experience and not to be missed, steam train and paddle steamer through glorious scenery.
  • Agatha Christie country - The ride on the train is beautiful right along the coast & Dart valley. You can also take your well behaved dog. I would highly recommend this excursion, we go every time that we are in Devon, it is not to be missed.
  • A big thumbs up... - A great time was had by all. The staff were really friendly and great at explaining. We took the steam train then hopped onto the boat where we spent some time in Dartmouth. It's a lovely touch that even the dog gets a ticket. The views from the steam train were so pretty the train and boat were both very clean and comfortable. A big thumbs up from us!

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