Live EnterTRAINment

All Aboard!

Are you ready to dine & dance the night away at Puffing Billy?    

We’re waiting to welcome you and your guests to your unique heritage experience.

Winding through the Dandenong Ranges, Live EnterTRAINment is the perfect setting for your work function, birthday celebration or a great night out with friends.

The Belgrave Station of this iconic Victorian tourist attraction is quiet now, save for the hissing of the historic locomotive as it prepares for its journey through the hills.

Our dapper crew will welcome you on board and host your forward journey.

Your entrée of dips and artisan soup is served as Puffing Billy crosses the historical Trestle Bridge built in 1899.

Complement your starters with a drink from our comprehensive beverage menu in which we proudly include internationally acclaimed local wines from the renowned Yarra Valley Wine Region.

Alight at the Nobelius Packing Shed where a succulent variety of roasts, vegetables and salads is served by our team.

This hearty buffet paired with live music beneath the rafters of the historic Nobelius Packing Shed makes for a truly Victorian experience.

Bar service continues at The Shed as everyone settles in before the grand old fireplace (which crackles brightly in the cooler months) to enjoy delicious dessert options.

Your entertainers for the evening will be playing those ‘classic favourites’ to get you up dancing.

As Puffing Billy steams along back to Belgrave, take pleasure in the time to continue the lively conversation with your guests and new-found friends over tea & coffee.

After-dinner chocolates will be served along with a complimentary glass of port.

With your dancing shoes packed away, we bid you farewell and look forward to the next time we can make your evening special.



Please note:

  • No concessions apply.
  • There is no air-conditioning in our carriages (we use natural air-conditioning - windows!) However, the carriages are equipped with heating during the cooler months.
  • Unless already sold out, bookings will close at 12 noon on the last business day prior to travel.


  • Train journey, three-course dinner, entertainment, tea, coffee and dinner chocolates. A range of beverages including local wines are available for purchase.



7.30pm on selected Friday evenings

7.00pm on selected Saturday evenings

Ladies and Gentlemen, it is important to arrive at Puffing Billy’s Belgrave Station at least 20 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time.  Your crew is on a mission to whisk you away to solve scandal and scam - on time!

Arrival back to Belgrave Station is approximate 11.30pm.



  • Saturday 8 December
  • Friday 14 December


Please check availability by selecting your preferred event date in the booking widget below.




A range of beverages, including internationally acclaimed wines from the Yarra Valley Region, are available for purchase both on board the train and in the Nobelius Packing Shed.



Puffing Billy Railway can only cater for the following special dietary requirements:

  • vegetarians
  • gluten free/ celiacs
  • diabetes

To confirm dietary requirements, please phone our Customer Service Team on (03) 9757 0700 no later than 72 hours prior to departure, otherwise, we cannot guarantee your request.


Table Configurations

Dining Carriage - due to the heritage nature of our dining carriages, the table configurations can seat up to two (2) or up to four (4) people. If your party consists of more than 4 people, we will do our best to ensure your tables are located close to each other.

Packing Shed - the tables located in the Packing Shed can seat up to a maximum of 12 people and where possible we will do our best to seat your party together.



Our heritage dining carriages have tables and chairs that are fixed to the floor and cannot be moved. As a result, people of generous proportions could find seating in the dining carriages restrictive. Please note that the distance between the edge of the table and the back of the chair is only 41 centimetres. To ensure you have a positive experience at Puffing Billy Railway we strongly urge you to contact our Customer Service Centre should you have any concerns.