SANTA CLAUS EXPRESS

Why stand in line at the mall and wait to see Santa, when you can ride our train and have Santa come to you? The Jolly Old Elf rides the train and greets everyone on board, and gives all children a chocolate treat. Be sure to bring your camera and have Santa pose for pictures with your child during this 1½-hour round-trip to Ashland.

This event is powered by either our historic first-generation diesel locomotive or by one of our antique steam locomotives.

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RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED
Reservation Policy

THIS EVENT HAS ASSIGNED SEATING
Seating Policy

Santa Claus Express
Photo: Mike Ciosek

SCHEDULE

DEPARTURE DATES & TIMES

Friday, November 27

12:30 & 2:30 PM

Steam

Saturday, November 28

10:30 AM, 12:30 & 2:30 PM

Steam

Sunday, November 29

10:30 AM, 12:30 & 2:30 PM

Steam

Saturday, December 5

10:30 AM, 12:30 & 2:30 PM

Diesel

Sunday, December 6

10:30 AM, 12:30 & 2:30 PM

Diesel

Saturday, December 12

12:30 & 2:30 PM

Steam

Sunday, December 13

12:30 & 2:30 PM

Steam

Saturday, December 19

12:30 & 2:30 PM

Diesel

Sunday, December 20

12:30 & 2:30 PM

Diesel

Wednesday, December 23

10:30 AM, 12:30 & 2:30 PM

Diesel

FARES

COACH SEATING

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Adults:

$21

Seniors (60+):

$20

Children (2-12):

$19

Children (under 2):

FREE

CABOOSE RENTAL

Groups of 20-25 people can rent one of our red cabooses to have a private party aboard the train. Santa will visit with your group during the trip. Learn more about caboose rentals

$350

PARLOR CAR RENTAL

Larger groups (between 25 and 40 people) can rent our Parlor Car to have a private party aboard the train. The Parlor Car is a larger space with plenty of room to set up food and beverages for your party. Santa will visit with your group during the trip.
Learn more about renting the Parlor Car.

$600

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All trains operate rain or shine. The railroad reserves the right to substitute coaches and/or motive power as operating conditions demand and to make modifications to the schedule without prior notice. We have limited accessibility for handicapped persons. All buildings have wheelchair ramps and we have a wheelchair lift to board the train at Greenbank Station. However, there is no wheelchair lift available at any of our stops, including the Mt. Cuba Picnic Grove and Hockessin. Train doorways are only 24-inches wide and there is limited space for wheelchair storage on the train.

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