Take a ride on an illuminated train line through the Essex countryside for a winter journey with a fully immersive lightshow linked to a festive soundtrack and dazzling trackside illuminations, all new for 2023. This year it features “Voiceover Man” (as heard on Britain’s Got Talent and X-Factor).
The train is planned to be hauled by a steam locomotive for part of the journey, although they reserve the right to substitute a diesel if needs be. You can book your own compartment (£120.00 for up to 6 or £160.00 for up to 8) or just take an ordinary seat for £20.00; the journey lasts about 90 minutes. Check the website for times and dates, as the train only runs on certain days.
Alas, Santa will not be appearing on these trains – apparently he and the elves will be busy wrapping presents. However there are some special train times where you can catch a ride with Santa – see here for details.Organisers may cancel events, alter schedules, or change admission requirements without notice. Always check official sites before heading to an event.