• New for 2020


  • New for 2020


  • New for 2020


  • New for 2020


Never seen before in the South East!



Tickets are available to book online 

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!

Safe and enjoyable

  • 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 with your party; keeping your visit safe and enjoyable.  Add a special picnic box stuffed with tasty treats and drinks 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, but bring 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 and we ask people to arrive in good time to allow for social distancing measures.  For more details visit our Covid-19 Safety Measures page.

Photo and video credits: With thanks to North Norfolk Railway and North Yorkshire Moors Railway

PLEASE NOTE: This is a separate service to Santa Specials – Santa will not be appearing on our SteamLights service. 

If you would like to volunteer at SteamLights, please fill out our contact form here.

The Government has announced changes that came into force in England on Monday 14 September limiting the number of people who can meet socially. Visitors to Bluebell Railway have to be in groups of six people or fewer unless you are visiting as a household or support bubble which is larger than six. For more information please visit our Covid-19 Safety Measures page


Third class compartments (up to 8 people) – £120.00

First class compartments (up to 6 people) – £150.00

You can also add picnic boxes to your experience – these cost £10 for adults and £7 for children.

Adult Picnic Box

  • Mince Pie

  • Filled Roll

  • Cheese / biscuits

  • Xmas Cake

  • Shortbread

Child Picnic Box

  • Candy Cane

  • Filled Roll

  • Gold Coins

  • Gingerbread man

  • Satsuma

Departures times vary. Please select your departure time during the booking process.

  • 14 November
  • 15 November
  • 18 November
  • 19 November
  • 20 November
  • 21 November
  • 22 November
  • 25 November
  • 26 November
  • 27 November
  • 28 November
  • 29 November
  • 2 December
  • 3 December
  • 4 December
  • 5 December
  • 6 December
  • 9 December
  • 10 December
  • 11 December
  • 12 December
  • 13 December
  • 16 December
  • 17 December
  • 18 December 
  • 19 December
  • 20 December
  • 21 December
  • 22 December
  • 23 December
  • 27 December
  • 28 December
  • 29 December 
  • 30 December
  • 2 January
  • 3 January
  • 4 January
  • 5 January

Accommodation for wheelchair users: Due to social distancing guidance space in this area is limited, therefore parties are limited to 4 people. To book please fill out the form below:


Be a part of our SteamLights event as a volunteer!

We are looking for volunteer stewards to help our visitors. If you would like to be involved, please fill out the contact form below.