Event Sold Out

All available tickets for Puffing Billy Railway’s inaugural Train of Lights event have SOLD OUT! A huge thank you to all ticketholders for your support. We can’t wait to welcome you along to enjoy a spectacular train travelling light show unlike anything ever seen!

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Experience Puffing Billy Railway’s Australian-first, must-see event these school holidays: The Train of Lights offers passengers the rare opportunity to be immersed in the natural surrounds of the Dandenong Ranges at night whilst enjoying a breathtaking light show.

Marvel over an array of bright colours, mesmerising patterns and native wild animal projections that leap from the open-side carriages and out towards the sprawling forests and open farmlands, as you travel through Emerald Lake Park, Cockatoo and Gembrook.

Partnering up with acclaimed lighting production company, Resolution X, Puffing Billy Railway’s Train of Lights will bring to life a moving light show like no other.

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Ticket prices

Adult (16+ years) Child (4-15 years) Toddler (1-3 years) Infant (under 1 year)

The magic begins from the moment you arrive at Lakeside Station, with the illuminated steam train lighting up Puffing Billy Railway’s new world-class Lakeside Visitor Centre.

The Centre will stay open late until 6 pm so Train of Lights passengers can marvel at the light show in the Lakeside Hall and enjoy a meal at the Centre's Railway Cafe prior to boarding the illuminated train.


  • A two and a half hour return journey
  • A moving light show like no other
  • Unique Photo opportunities
Lakeside Hall -  home to a collection of expertly curated steam artifact displays, including Puffing Billy Railway’s first ever locomotive, 3A.
Lakeside Hall - home to a collection of expertly curated steam artifact displays, including Puffing Billy Railway’s first ever locomotive, 3A.

Dine at the
Railway Cafe

For a truly memorable evening experience at Puffing Billy Railway, you can enjoy several dining options available at the Lakeside Visitor Centre, between 4 pm - 5.30 pm ahead of your Train of Lights journey. The Lakeside Visitor Centre is open from 9 am - 6 pm.

Limited food and beverages options will be also available at Gembrook Station.

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What to bring

The Train of Lights runs rain, hail or shine. The Dandenong Ranges can get very cold at night, and with passengers seated in open-side carriages, we suggest you prepare for cold and inclement weather by dressing accordingly and bringing extra layers for the evening.

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No passengers will be allowed to sit on the carriage sill during Train of Lights.

Frequently Asked Questions