Severn Valley Railway to host Steam in Lights event

30 June 2021
The heritage line reveals its Steam in Lights services are to continue later this year, with tickets soon to go on-sale.

Tickets are about to go on sale for the Severn Valley Railway’s spectacular Steam in Lights services for 2021, running from mid-November through until late December.

Running from mid-November through to late December, the booking office is expecting an early surge in demand as visitors seek to secure their seats for the festive extravaganza. Watch the railway's short promotional film for its Steam in Lights events below:

This year, Steam in Lights features new narration for the family-friendly experience, which begins at the illuminated Bridgnorth station. A live performance on platform 2 with entertainment from Grandma Cackler and her grandson, is expected to take place, before the arrival of the steam-hauled train, adorned with tens of thousands of colourful lights. Before departure, guests will have the opportunity to purchase festive treats and drinks from the refreshment room to enjoy on their journey. Once settled in a private compartment or at a socially-distanced table, passengers will embark on a journey past twinkling scenes, full of lights, forest creatures and mysterious characters, accompanied by music and narration.

Severn Valley Railway Steam in Lights

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This year the number and range of lineside displays has been expanded. “We’ve already had many enquiries about what the railway is offering for Christmas 2021,” said Lewis Maddox, the SVR’s events manager. “We’re launching Steam in Lights as early as possible. This year is going to be more amazing than ever, with even more of the wonderful and magical displays that our visitors enjoyed so much last year. We know this is going to be a popular experience, and pre-booking is the only way to make sure of a seat!”

Severn Valley Railway Steam in Lights

Departures from Bridgnorth are on selected dates between November 19 and December 23, with up to three evening departures. Bookings are covered by the SVR’s Covid Guarantee, with tickets going on-sale on Friday July 2. Visit its website for further details and information.

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