It is an event which seems to have increased in popularity a lot in recent years, the Starlight Extravaganza at the Crich Tramway Village will return between Monday 29th October and Saturday 3rd November giving visitors the rare chance to see trams running after dark with special lighting effects adding even more to the usual scene.
Crich will be open from 1000 on each day of the event but instead of the usual closing time of 1700 there will be extended opening hours. Trams will run until 2000 on Monday 29th October and between Thursday 1st and Saturday 3rd November with the end time being 1900 on Tuesday 30th and Wednesday 31st October.
The lights will be officially switched on at 1730 on Monday 29th October. This year instead of a television celebrity as per the last couple of years the switch will be flicked by the winner of a “Local Hero” competition which has been running throughout October.
Of course the trams will be running throughout the week as normal including late night running – the only chance you have to enjoy a ride on a tram at the home of the National Tramway Museum after dark in the usual operating year.
In addition to the trams there will be a number of activities for the children including look-a-like characters visiting and afternoon tea can be taken with the Mad Hatter. Full details of what is happening on each day can be found on the Crich Tramway Village website.