Counties Energy Christmas Lights - Trains at Night

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

Next Event: 9-11 and 16-22 December 2022

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

The Counties Energy Christmas Lights - Trains at Night event is back for 2022 and 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 Energy Christmas Lights - Trains at Night will run over 10 nights from 9-11 and 16-22 December in the lead up to Christmas.

The event will be open from 6pm till 11pm (last entry 10.25pm) with trains departing approximately every half hour (from 6.30pm) 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 2019's event below.


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

General Admission (Ages 2+)
Family Pass (2 Adults, Up to 4 Children 2-14 Years)
Walk-Up Tickets
Pay by cash or card at the gate
$15 $50

Discounted Online Tickets are no longer available.
Tickets are available on the night - but expect the last night to be busy!

Trains run throughout the night and cannot be reserved - we recommend coming at the beginning or end of the night to avoid the busiest periods.

🔑 Here is the key information you need to know!
🎄 OPEN 6-11pm
🚂 TRAINS every half hour from 6.30pm - trains are not reserved
🎟️ ONLINE BOOKINGS must be redeemed for Train Tickets at the main entrance
🚗 PARKING is free and is in our car park off Glenbrook Station Road ➡️
🎅 SANTA PHOTOS are free and will be posted on our Facebook page the next day
🍴 FOOD Trucks will be available onsite - or you are welcome to bring a picnic - Please note: this is an alcohol free event.
✂️ CRAFT Market will be in the market tent
🌧️ Will go ahead Rain or Shine - bring a jacket as it can get chilly here at night!
🕕 The busy times are typically from 7pm to 9pm - so come earlier or later to avoid the crowds!

Please DO NOT attend this event if you have COVID-19 symptoms or need to be in isolation for any reason!

GVR and Counties Energy 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.

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