Travel on an Illuminated Heritage Steam Train

Enjoy time at a Winter Night Market featuring local Kāpiti businesses, food and drinks, on top of the market a fabulous array of Otaki businesses are also opening especially for the event giving you even more opportunities to shop or browse.

Light the Night Saturday 1 August 2020

Light the Night is a unique combination of vintage train journey and winter night market. So, all aboard! It’s time to get out and enjoy this amazing community that we live in.

Carriages of guests will travel on return journeys from Paraparaumu to Ōtaki where a night market will be hosted by local market organisers Ōtaki Yard and local businesses which you will also find open on the night.

Featuring amazing artisans and businesses from the Kāpiti Coast, Light the Night is spreading a little mid year joy to the Coast.

To make your journey a little more magical the beautiful train from local heritage operator Steam Incorporated will have exterior illuminations! We believe this may be the first time a Steam Train has been illuminated and run on the “main trunk line” in New Zealand. Steam trains have been missing from the rail in the Wellington Region for nearly a year and we are thrilled to mark their return in a special way and support the wonderful people who are keeping NZ rail history alive.

Fancy being a VIP?

We are thrilled to be able to offer the beautiful Steam Incorporated Lounge Carriage at Light the Night. This beautifully restored carriage seats up to 25 passengers in a combination of lounge seats and tables and offers exclusivity to a group.

The carriage will only be ticketed as an entire carriage – no single seat purchases are available.

If you are interested in travelling on this carriage with your group please contact us for information and pricing.

Tickets On Sale Now

Adult $28
Child (2-14) $12.50
Under 2 years and sitting on the lap of an adult, Free
*All tickets are for a return journey. All children under 14 years must travel with, and be supervised by an adult.
Please note a flat rate administration and payment processing fee of $5 applies to payments made by either Paypal or Stripe. Payments made by Direct Credit do not attract a fee.

Saturday 1 August 2020

4:00pm Depart Paraparaumu
6:10pm Depart Otaki
5:30pm Depart Paraparaumu
7:40 Depart Otaki
7:00pm Depart Paraparaumu
9:05pm Depart Otaki
Each schedule allows guests to spend an hour and a half enjoying the hospitality of the Otaki business community. Arrival back to Paraparaumu is approximately 45minutes after departure from Otaki.

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