The Devon Train of Lights is an illuminated festive spectaclearound Christmastime that's guaranteed to wow new and returning visitors of all ages. The launch of the world’s first steam train of lights in 2018 saw tickets selling out very quickly. South Devon’s newest festive visitor experience dazzled visitors and received top reviews. This year’s magical multi-coloured light extravaganza promises to delight even more visitors as extra carriages and dates have been added to the new winter schedule.
Run by the Dartmouth Steam Railway and River Boat Company, thevintage carriages of The Devon Train of Lights are decorated with thousands of sparkling lights, creating a magical atmosphere for train passengers as well as landside spectators watching at Goodrington and Broadsands Beaches.
Refreshments will be available to purchase at The Head of Steamcafé at Paignton station before embarking as well as from the very convenient onboard trolley service. There will be allocated seating in all carriages as well as a dedicated carriage for wheelchair users, with advance booking required.
The enchanting 40-minute journey takes in the stunning EnglishRiviera coastline travelling towards Churston Station and onwards to the 450-metre tunnel at Greenway, once the holiday home of Agatha Christie, through an enchanted forest with colourful feature displays, illuminated animals and elves, and breath-taking night-time scenery. The heritage steam railway turns around at Kingswear station ready for the return journey, giving passengers the opportunity to alight briefly to take photos of the train and the picturesque historic town of Dartmouth, set on the mouth of the River Dart. This extraordinary light show with its sparkling1,000 plus light bulbs provides the ultimate magical Yuletide experience. With tickets predicted to sell out again this year, why not book your work’s Christmas party early or sprinkle some festive spirit and treat your friends or loved ones to the most unforgettable experience.