The Victorian Christmas Carol Train Returns!
Christmas time is fast approaching, and the festivities have already begun. If you want to make this year’s Christmas memorable then you won’t want to miss the Victorian Carol Train.
Step back in time onto a Victorian themed train and celebrate Christmas the old-fashioned way, with a festive sing along!
Taking place on the 9th December this unique Christmas celebration is sure to get you in the Christmas spirit. With several live performances from local bands and choirs, you’ll be singing your heart out to all your favourite Christmas classics.
What Is The Victorian Christmas Carol Train?
Held on a Vintage steam train at the Swanage Railway, the Victorian Christmas Carol Train is like being teleported back in time to the Victorian age. In the time of no iPhones and digital technology, people celebrated Christmas in a much different fashion.
The Victorian Christmas Carol Train ride starts at the Swanage station where you will be greeted by a full choir singing merry Christmas songs.
The Carol Train then departs from Swanage station at 7PM and takes you on a two-hour trip stopping at several stations along the way. Finally, after a pleasant train journey, the train arrives back at Swanage station at 9PM.
The train ride also includes plenty of special guests and live music to keep your entertained on the journey. The Swanage Town Crier will be leading the show followed by the Swanage School and Harmony Rocks Choir. To add even more festivity to the event, the Swanage Town Band will also be performing.
But that’s not all!
To encourage you to get in the Victorian theme, costumes are welcome, and there is also a prize available for the best period costume. So get your top hats and overcoats on and come and join the Christmas celebrations.
Where is it?
The event takes place at the Swanage Railway station in Swanage. Taking place on the 9th December at 7PM the train will depart from Swanage station and make its way to Corfe Castle before heading back.
If you need more information on how to get to the Swanage Railway station, then there is a helpful guide on their website here. The map also shows all the stations along the way.
How Much are Tickets?
Tickets for the event start at £8.50 for Children aged 5 – 15 years while infants under 5 get on for free as long as they don’t take up a seat.
Adults tickets are available for £15 each while there are also family tickets available if you’re planning on getting the whole family involved. Family tickets are £40 and allow 2 adults and 3 children.
All tickets also include a festive non-alcoholic drink as well as a locally produced mince pie. Yummy!
To buy your tickets be sure to visit the official Swanage Railway website. The event is for one day only so it’s likely to sell out fast! We suggest booking as soon as possible to avoid any disappointment.
Since the journey is relatively long, there is also a drinks trolley available at the Swanage & Corfe Castle stations for people who need a little something extra for the ride.
Wrap Up Warm for the Night
If you’re planning on riding the Victorian Carol Train then make sure you have a place to stay afterwards as the train returns to Swanage station at 9PM. If you’ve travelled a long way to get there, then it will be a long dark ride home during the night. Who knows, it might even be snowing as well!
Why spend all night driving when you can warm up and wait until the morning?
Here at the Springfield we have a range of different rooms available. With single bedrooms from £99 per night and double bedrooms from £128 per night, we’re sure you’ll enjoy staying with us. All rooms also come with an inclusive full English breakfast, free Wi-Fi and free use of the leisure club.
Click below to check out our available rooms on the 9th of December.