Counties Power Christmas Lights - Trains at Night

Celebrate christmas with lights, cheer, trains, and a visit from Santa!

Next Event: 11-13 and 17-22 December 2020

Glenbrook Vintage Railway will again be lighting up Franklin with festive cheer this year with its award winning Christmas experience.

The Counties Power Christmas Lights - Trains at Night event will see the charitable organisation's trains, station and buildings dressed in Christmas lights, a special Christmas Express train service, visits from Santa, a Christmas market and much more.

The Counties Power Christmas Lights - Trains at Night will run from 11-13 and 17-22 December in the lead up to Christmas from 6pm till 11pm.

The event will be open from 6pm till 11pm with trains departing approximately every half hour to the workshops and return.

There will be a Santa's grotto, night markets, train rides, entertainment and lots more. Check out the video from last year's event below.


Tickets can be purchased at the gate by cash or card.
Online Booking is recommended.

General Admission $10.00 (Ages 2 and older)
Family Admission $40.00 (Up to 2 adults and 4 children aged 2-14 years)
Under 2s free

Your ticket entitles you to one return train ride and site entry.

COVID-19 Information

  • Please DO NOT attend this event if you have COVID-19 symptoms or need to be in isolation for any reason!
  • All visitors must sign in using the Ministry of Health's COVID Tracer app at the entrance or leave their details with ticket staff at the gate
  • Additional COVID Tracer QR codes are posted in each carriage and around the event site - please scan them
  • Mask usage while not mandatory is encouraged for visitors and our staff
  • Hand sanitiser will be available around the site - please use it (especially before eating or drinking)

GVR and Counties Power photographers will be taking photo and video recordings for promotional purposes. Please inform our photographers (with lanyards and/or high-visibility vests) if you do not wish for photos or videos to be taken of you and used for these purposes.

Proudly Sponsored by Counties Power.