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This page contains information of special events held at tramways in the British Isles. All information is believed correct at the time of upload but please check if travelling for any specific event either with the organisation involved or take a look on our News & Features page where we will attempt to provide updates. If you know of any event not listed on this page, or can correct any information already featured, please email.

To aid viewing events are colour coded by location:

Beamish: The Living Museum of the North (please note only major transport based events feature on this page, for a full list of events visit the Beamish website)
Wirral Heritage Tramway (more details of events can be seen at https://www.mtps.co.uk/events.html.
Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours (for full details of tours running visit the Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours website
Crich Tramway Village (more details of events at https://www.tramway.co.uk/whatson/)
East Anglian Transport Museum (more details of events at https://www.eatransportmuseum.co.uk/events)
Heaton Park Tramway (more details at https://hptramway.co.uk/)
Isle of Man
Seaton Tramway (more details at https://www.tram.co.uk/)
Statfold Barn Railway (more details at https://www.statfold.com/events-statfold)
Anywhere else!


November 2023

Until Sunday 24th December - Seaton Tramway
The Polar Express Tram Ride

Taking place on selected dates in this period, The Polar Express Tram Ride will transport you to the North Pole with a ride on a specially decorated single deck tram. More details at https://www.tram.co.uk/events/view/the-polar-express-tram-ride.

Thursday 30th November - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Ghost Tram Tour

In 2023 the Ghost Tram Tour will run from North Pier to Fleetwood with stories of ghostly goings on in places such as Cleveleys and Rossall School. For more details and to pre-book visit https://blackpoolheritage.com/tours/ghost-tour/.


Also this month....
* Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours: Promenade & Coastal Tours daily every Saturday and Sunday. Illumination Tours Monday, Wednesdays, Fridays-Sundays.


December 2023

Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd December - East Anglia Transport Museum
Ride the Lights 2023

The museum will be decorated with lights to celebrate Christmas and the trams, trolleybus and East Suffolk Light Railway be running. Museum open 1400-1800.

Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd December - Manx Electric Railway
Little Festive Shed'anigans

The Little Shed at Dhoon Glen when be transformed into a festive wonderland with the MER running from Laxey for ticket holders. Services depart Laxey for Dhoon Glen at 1500, 1545, 1630, 1715, 1800, 1845. Tickets 20 for adults and 25 for children (1-16 years). Please note event sold out but you can join a waiting list by visiting https://www.theshed.im/events/.

Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th December - East Anglia Transport Museum
Ride the Lights 2023

The museum will be decorated with lights to celebrate Christmas and the trams, trolleybus and East Suffolk Light Railway be running. Museum open 1400-1800.

Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th December - Manx Electric Railway
Little Festive Shed'anigans

The Little Shed at Dhoon Glen when be transformed into a festive wonderland with the MER running from Laxey for ticket holders. Services depart Laxey for Dhoon Glen at 1500, 1545, 1630, 1715, 1800, 1845. Tickets 20 for adults and 25 for children (1-16 years). Please note event sold out but you can join a waiting list by visiting https://www.theshed.im/events/.

Saturday 9th December - Manx Electric Railway
MER Festive Fun & Filbey's Line

Take the MER from Derby Castle to Ramsey where you will be able to enjoy a dining experience with a difference. After a welcome drink at The Fyn Bar you can then enjoy a complimentary welcome drink along with an evening of music. Departs Derby Castle at 1700, returns by 2315. 65 per person which includes tram travel, three course dinner and a complimentary welcome drink. To book visit https://iomrailways.ticketsolve.com/ticketbooth/shows/873652402.

Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th December - East Anglia Transport Museum
Ride the Lights 2023

The museum will be decorated with lights to celebrate Christmas and the trams, trolleybus and East Suffolk Light Railway be running. Museum open 1400-1800.

Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th December - Manx Electric Railway
Little Festive Shed'anigans

The Little Shed at Dhoon Glen when be transformed into a festive wonderland with the MER running from Laxey for ticket holders. Services depart Laxey for Dhoon Glen at 1500, 1545, 1630, 1715, 1800, 1845. Tickets 20 for adults and 25 for children (1-16 years). Please note event sold out but you can join a waiting list by visiting https://www.theshed.im/events/.

Saturday 16th December - Manx Electric Railway
MER Festive Fun & Filbey's Line

Take the MER from Derby Castle to Ramsey where you will be able to enjoy a dining experience with a difference. After a welcome drink at The Fyn Bar you can then enjoy a complimentary welcome drink along with an evening of music. Departs Derby Castle at 1700, returns by 2315. 65 per person which includes tram travel, three course dinner and a complimentary welcome drink. To book visit https://iomrailways.ticketsolve.com/ticketbooth/shows/873652402.

Saturday 23rd December - Manx Electric Railway
Little Festive Shed'anigans

The Little Shed at Dhoon Glen when be transformed into a festive wonderland with the MER running from Laxey for ticket holders. Services depart Laxey for Dhoon Glen at 1500, 1545, 1630, 1715, 1800, 1845. Tickets 20 for adults and 25 for children (1-16 years). Please note event sold out but you can join a waiting list by visiting https://www.theshed.im/events/.

Wednesday 27th December - Heaton Park Tramway
Vintage Fair

Trams will be running between 1200 and 1600 whilst a Vintage Fair takes place at the Heaton Park Tramway Depot with stalls selling collectibles, homeware, clothing, vinyl, jewellery and accessories. It is hoped to run at least one of the open trams - either Stockport 5 or Blackpool 619.


Also this month....
* Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours: Promenade & Coastal Tours every Saturday & Sunday (except Sunday 24th/Sunday 31st) plus Thursday 28th December. Mini Festive Tours every Friday & Saturday evening between 1st and 29th December.
* Seaton Tramway operates their Yellow timetable between Wednesday 27th and Sunday 31st December.


January 2024

Monday 1st January 2024 - East Anglia Transport Museum
Happy New Year 2024

Open between 1200 and 1630 with trams, trolleybuses and the East Suffolk Light Railway all running. There will also be a free bus service to Lowestoft.


This page was last updated on Sunday 29th October 2023


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