Santa Special

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tickets have sold out to join us & SANTA, for a very special day on board a festive Puffing Billy.  

who needs a sleigh when you have.... PUFFING BILLY!

These very special trains ensure a festive day out for all the family:


  • Departing Gembrook Railway Station for a 1 hour return ride through the forest and picturesque farmlands of Gembrook, Victoria.

  • Meet and greet Santa.

  • Each child (from babies to the age of 10) receive a present from Santa in the Santa Cave.

  • Make some great Christmas themed gifts to take home in the Little Elves Workshop.

  • Indoor and outdoor activities for all ages - designed so all the family can enjoy the day together. 

  • Plenty of festive photo opportunities. 

  • Yes! All activities and more fun entertainment is included in your ticket!


Santa's Special adventures are on:

Saturday 2 December

Sunday 3 December

Saturday 9 December

Sunday 10 December

Trains depart at:




Passengers with special needs

Passengers with wheelchair requirements: Please contact via Puffing Billy's Customer Service Centre on (03) 9757 0700 or during weekday office hours, so that we can best assist with your needs.

Note to all passengers

There is no seat allocation in the train carriages.

To be seated with family and friends we suggest you gather on the platform together and our conductors will assist you accordingly.
We ask all passengers to be on the platform at least 15 minutes prior to see Santa and friends.

Booking terms and conditions


event site

Explore this very special event site before you arrive with the event map.
 Site Map 

The site is open from 10am – 4:00pm. Scheduled present times are printed on the wristband received upon entry.

Please allow 3 hours for your festive day out with Santa and Puffing Billy.

Make their day and don't miss the sleigh.
For customers booked on the 1:30pm session, arrive 60 minutes prior to enjoy the activities before your train ride. 


Note: there is NO ON-SITE parking at Gembrook Station.
Free parking is available at the Gembrook Community Centre, Gembrook-Pakenham Rd, Gembrook VIC 3783. 
From there, it is an approximately 5 minute walk to the Gembrook Railway Station.
Please ensure you park your car at least 45 minutes prior to your train departure time.


ADDRESS: Main Road, Gembrook 3783

(Road Number C412 - Melway Ref 312 K10) 

Facilities include:

  • Retail Shop 
  • Hot and cold snacks and refreshments to purchase
  • Onsite toilets and baby change area
  • Wheelchair and pram friendly site


Santa Specials' take place at the Gembrook Puffing Billy Railway Station - NOT Belgrave where most other Puffing Billy departures commence.