Counties Energy Christmas Lights - Trains at Night

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

Next Event: 8-10 and 15-23 December 2023

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 2023 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 12 nights from 8-10 and 15-23 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 2022's event below.

To book for the Sensory Friendly Night, See below


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

General Admission (Ages 2+)
Family Pass (2 Adults, 2 Children 2-14 Years)
Online Tickets
Earlybird discount
$12 $40
Walk-Up Tickets
Pay by cash or card at the gate
$15 $50

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.

πŸ”‘ Here is the key information you need to know!
πŸŽ„ OPEN 6-11pm
πŸš‚ TRAINS every half hour from 6.30pm - trains are not reserved
🎟️ ONLINE BOOKINGS must be redeemed for Train Tickets at the ticket tent upon entry
πŸš— PARKING is free and is in our car park off Glenbrook Station Road ➑️
πŸŽ… 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
βœ‚οΈ 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!
πŸ•• 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

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.

Proudly Sponsored by Counties Energy.

Sensory Friendly Night - Thursday 14th of December 2023

We are once again offering a special Sensory Friendly Night for families with sensory needs.

This special Sensory Friendly night will be open from 6pm till 9pm with trains departing approximately every hour (from 6.30pm) to the workshops and return.

Trains will be hauled by our quieter Heritage Diesel locomotive.

Music will be turned off, flashing lights minimised, and other lights dimmed where possible.

Santa will be in attendance, however there will be minimal food and other market stalls. Our standard cafe and souvenir shop will be open.

Numbers are strictly limited to 300 tickets and therefore tickets are ONLY available online.

We hope that this Sensory Friendly Night allows families to enjoy the Christmas atmosphere and train ride with reduced sensory input.

Sensory Friendly Night Tickets (Available Online Only)
General Admission $12 (Ages 2 and older)
Under 2s free

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

⚠️To book for nights other than the Sensory Friendly Night, Click here