Published 3 December 2019


It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas on the Puffing Billy line, with Gembrook Station preparing for a special guest… 

On December 7, 8, 14 and 15, Santa and his trusted reindeer will be getting a head start on the holiday festivities, with a merry visit to the last stop on the railway track. 

Departing from Puffing Billy’s Belgrave Station, the historic locomotive will travel through the lush fern gullies and tall mountain ash trees of the Dandenong Ranges; across four iconic trestle bridges and into the quaint Victorian whistle stops of the Belgrave-Gembrook corridor, to find the jolly man in red waiting to meet and greet passengers from 12pm – 3pm! 

Children 14 years and under will receive a lucky dip present from Saint Nick, while sharing their Christmas wish lists and having their photo taken. Decorations and a real pine Christmas tree will adorn the station and add to the Christmas spirit of the platform. 

Time: 12pm – 3pm

Cost: Free with all Excursion Tickets to Gembrook Station

Location: Puffing Billy Gembrook Station

Dates: Saturday 7th December Sunday 8th December Saturday 14th December Sunday 15th December 

With Santa taking time out of his busy schedule in the North Pole to drop by, now is the perfect time to get those last-minute Christmas wishes in! 

And for those stuck on a Christmas gift worth giving, consider the gift of experience with Puffing Billy Railway. 

For more information, to book tickets to Gembrook or purchase a Christmas voucher online please visit: or phone (03) 9757 0700.

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Puffing Billy Railway

Puffing Billy is Australia’s favourite steam train and is one of the finest preserved steam railways in the world.