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Christmas, Family Fun

Steamlights 2023

Bluebell Railway

Sheffield Park Station, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 3QL

17 November to 31 December 2023

Brighten up the chilly winter evenings with a seasonal lights spectacular!

SteamLights returns in 2023 with a sparkling new theme and a new lighting up performance to capture your imagination. 

Sparkle, glow and shimmer on a magical steam train covered by thousands of colourful lights. Feast your eyes on a magical and spectacular light show as you travel with us through the winter landscape!

Before boarding, witness the new, big switch-on performance as we light up the darkness of Sheffield Park Station
Board for the magical journey and be seated in the luxury of your own compartment with your party. Why not make it a whole family affair or bring a group of friends to make the most of the compartment? Then add a special SteamLights picnic box along with your SteamLights experience. (These are to be collected from the Bessemer Arms bar before boarding the train.)
Journey through the Sussex countryside under cover of darkness, bringing shimmering light and colour as you go. Along the way, enjoy new festive-themed scenes among the trees and clearings and a colourful light show orchestrated in time with music. A multi-sensory feast!
Arrive at Horsted Keynes Station and disembark for 30 minutes to take photographs of your spectacular train covered in lights. The atmospheric country station adorned with lights and festive decoration provides the perfect backdrop.
As you return to Sheffield Park, enjoy a second chance to sparkle through the countryside and view the festive scenes you may have missed the first time.

The whole experience will be approximately 1 hour 30 minutes.

These trains will be running between NOVEMBER 17th to DECEMBER 31st

PLEASE NOTE: This is a separate service to Santa Specials – Santa will not be appearing on this SteamLights service. For those who need to see Santa, please book on the Santa’s SteamLights service.


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