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Brighten up the chilly winter evenings with a seasonal lights spectacular!

First Class Compartment (seats up to 6 adults) - £170.00

Third Class Compartment (seats up to 8 adults) - £130.00

Table (seats up to 4 adults) - £110.00

Brighten up the chilly winter evenings with a seasonal lights spectacular!

Sparkle, glow and shimmer on a magical steam train covered by thousands of colourful lights. illuminate the dark landscape as you journey and feast your eyes on an amazing light show along the way. With festive displays, music and narration, this is a steam train experience not to be missed!

The experience

  • Before boarding, witness the big switch on as we light up the darkness of Sheffield Park Station
  • Board for the magical journey and be seated in the luxury of your own compartment; keeping your visit safe an enjoyable. Add drinks and a special picnic box or hamper stuffed with tasty treats at time of booking and we will put them in your compartment to make the journey extra special.
  • Journey through the Sussex countryside under cover of darkness, with shimmering light and colour as you go. Along the way, enjoy festive scenes among the trees and clearings and a colourful light show orchestrated in time with music and narration. A multi-sensory feast!
  • Arrive at Horsted Keynes Station and disembark for 30 minutes to take photographs of your spectacular train covered in lights. The atmospheric country station adorned with lights and festive decoration provides the perfect backdrop.
  • As you return to Sheffield Park, enjoy a second chance to sparkle through the countryside and view the festive scenes you may have missed the first time.

The whole experience will take around 1 hour 30 minutes.  

Why not add some of delicious pre-packed traditional picnic boxes to enjoy on your journey? Individual Picnic boxes are just £12.50 for Adults and £6.50 for children. (vegetarian boxes ar availble on request)

A selection of drinks is also available to pre-order and there will be a trolley service onboard where you can purchase additional cold drinks. 

Pease select your picnic boxes and pre-order drinks during the booking process. These will be placed in your compartment before your journey begins for you to enjoy.

PLEASE NOTE - orders for Picnic Boxes and pre-ordered drinks will only be accepted until 4pm the day before travel - we are unable to fulfil any food & drink orders placed after this time

Please note:

  • All trains depart from and return to Sheffield Park Station
  • Children under 3yrs (and babies) travel for free and do not require a ticket. Seats are not allocated or reserved for under 3yr olds, if space is limited in your compartment they can sit on your lap.
  • All Picnic Boxes on this service are by pre-order only
  • Tickets are valid for the service and date specified on the ticket only
  • Tickets only valid for the class of travel booked - no upgrades are available
  • We regret that prams/buggies/pushchairs cannot be taken on this service. They may be left in the care of the station staff at the departure station
  • Seats are in compartments or at tables dependant on the ticket purchase. We will not allocate compartments for shared used. If you are travelling with friends and family, please make the booking in one name.
  • No dogs are permitted on this service with the exception of registered assistance dogs.
  • Tickets will be issued closer to the event 


  • Compartments are allocated automatically. Parties from separate bookings will not be seated in the same compartment
  • First Class compartments are designed to seat up to 6 adults
  • Third Class compartments are designed to seat up to 8 adults
  • Tables are designed to seat up to 4 adults


  • We are pleased to offer a specially adapted area for wheelchair users on this service, however space in this area is limited, and we ask that parties are of 4 or less people
  • Please call our Customer Service Team on 01825 720800 if you would like to book seats for wheelchair using passengers.


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