Xmas Special 2018

–  All Aboard the Xmas Special!  –

December 2018

Ride one of our other public trains in November or January


Get Christmas off to a magical start in the company of Father Christmas on our Christmas Train! 

Join the decorated and fun-filled train at Glenmark Station for your two-hour journey with Father Christmas to Waikari. The red man himself (and his elves) will visit every child on the train, spreading Christmas cheer and listening to all your wishes! Don’t forget the camera!

Explore the Christmas Grotto at Waikari Station, rejoice to the sound of Christmas Carols played by a live brass band, and try your luck in a huge raffle with some exciting prizes from our generous community supporters – the top prize being an exciting trip for two on the world famous TranzAlpine train with thanks to The Great Journeys of New Zealand.

The train will make two departures from Glenmark (Waipara) Station at 11:30 am and 2:00 pm on each day. Bring the whole family along for the festive ride back in time. All aboard!

The Weka Pass Railway wishes to thank its generous community supporters for their assistance and sponsorship. If your group or business would like to lend us a hand, or perhaps you could add to the atmosphere with a festive market stand, feel free to contact us


As this is a special event, no concessions, discounts, membership cards, no free preschoolers, paper vouchers or Goldcards will be accepted.
Gift vouchers bought via our website after 27th Oct can be redeemed to make a booking.

Pre-booking is strongly recommended. Seats are limited on these two services.

You will be sent an eTicket when your booking is paid. Although it is not vital, please bring along your eTicket to speed up the check in process at Glenmark Station on the day.

Your booking is not confirmed until paid and if remains unpaid may be cancelled.

A revised timetable applies to the 2:00 pm train. Return time to Glenmark is 4:05 pm

Terms and Conditions:
* Booking not confirmed until paid in full
* Unpaid bookings will be cancelled
* You will be sent an eTicket when paid to redeem for a ticket at the Glenmark Station Ticket office on the day
* Cancelled bookings after Thursday 29 November (2nd December trains) or Thursday 13 December (16th December Trains) will only be 80% refunded
* In unforeseen circumstances WPR reserves the right to cancel the train or change details.
* If cancelled by the WPR your tickets will be fully refunded
* By booking you agree to these Terms and Conditions