Santa Specials 2018


Direct from the North Pole, Santa Claus will be jingling all the way to the end of the Puffing Billy line at Gembrook Station for the annual Santa Special train rides this December.

The Santa Specials have been one of the railway’s most popular events for more than 30 years, with children and adults alike getting into the Christmas Spirit for a train ride like no other.

Children can have their faces painted, take part in a Little Elves play and create workshop, view the Australian animal exhibition and have their photo taken with Santa before boarding their brightly decorated locomotive for a 60-minute return journey through the Dandenong Ranges. Following their train ride, Santa and his helpers will hand out gifts to all the children (from babies up to 10-year-olds).

Visitors are encouraged to make a day of it and bring a picnic lunch to enjoy in the nearby park, or grab a bite to eat at one of the local Gembrook eateries located just a few minutes walk from the station.

The 2018 Santa Special adventures take place on 1 & 2, 8 & 9 December 2018 with departures at 11.00am and 1.30pm.

All-inclusive tickets are $160.00 for a family (2 adults, 2 children aged 0-16yrs) $54.00 for adults, $44.00 concession, $41.00 for children (aged 4-16 years) and $18.00 toddlers (aged 0-3years).

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Bookings are essential and must be made online at


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MEDIA ENQUIRIES: Anna Hayward – 0438 136 220 –