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Holiday Train Rides

Holiday Train Rides 2014

Please remember to call or email to confirm dates and times before loading the whole family into the car.  I have done the best to be accurate, and information is current as of November 25, 2014, but double checking is best and safest! 

For a listing of Santa train rides throughout the US, visit  http://santastrainrides.com/


 North Pole Express at New Hope and Ivyland Railroad

New Hope &
Ivyland Railroad
32 West Bridge Street
New Hope, PA 18938
Phone (215) 862-2332   Fax (215)862-2150

Get ready for the holidays on the one and a half hour round trip train ride with Santa, Mrs. Claus and a variety of other holiday revelers. While on board, passengers can enjoy sipping hot cocoa and tasty cookies while Santa stops by and gives each child a special gift. While onboard, visitors are treated and invited to sing the songs and carols of local musicians. Children are welcome to dress in pajamas. Professional photography packages with Santa available.

Tickets are non refundable and held at the ticket office for pick up on scheduled excursion day.

Click the link below and scroll to North Pole Express to view ticket availability, pricing and details.

Event Details


Schedule and Availability


Whippany Railway Museum’s 23rd Annual Santa Claus Special

Please note...as of November 25, 2014 Club car seats were sold out.  Coach seating still available.

1 Railroad Plaza

Intersection of Route 10 West & Whippany Road

Whippany, NJ


The Santa Claus Special is a 45 minute round trip journey from Whippany to Roseland. Passengers are treated to a visit with Santa as he makes his way throughout the historic diesel locomotive and enclosed passenger coaches. Choose from regular coaches or the decorated “Club Car” for this fun excursion. Reserve early next year for access to the club cars, as they are already sold out.  

Online tickets are recommended. Advanced tickets available only through website. NO refunds available for prepaid tickets. Museum open dail from Noon to 4pm. Light refreshments available at the Snack Depot. Proceeds from this excursion to benefit the Whippany Railway Museum, a nonprofit Operating Heritage Railroad organization, operated by volunteers.


For more information email



(973) 887-8177

The Christmas Express with Santa Claus

NJ Museum of Transportation

Allaire State Park, NJ

Passengers of the Christmas Express with Santa Claus! are treated to a visit from Santa. A holiday tradition for 30 years, this train departs every half hour from 11:00 am until 4:00pm, weather permitting. Tickets required for all riders of this train, regardless of age. Advance purchase strongly recommended. Tickets are sold for specific time and date. All tickets must be purchased in person. Visa Mastercard, cash and checks accepted for payment. No refunds available.

Dates and Times

November 28, 29 & 30
December 6, 7, 13, 14, 20 & 21
Day Trips 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Fare: $6.00

Christmas Express Nights with Santa Claus!

Another Holiday Tradition for 30 years at the NJ Museum of Transportation and an annual sell out is the Christmas Express Nights with Santa Claus! Train. This event was so popular that the NJMT had to add extra trains to the schedule. This train ride, where Santa Claus rides and talks to all the children, occurs between the hours of 6:00pm and 8:30pm every half hour, weather permitting.

Dates and Times

December 5, 6, 12, 13, 19 & 20
Night Trips 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Fare: $6.00

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Tri-State's 21st Annual Santa Train Ride Saturday December 13th

Route 23 Transit Center

Route 23 and West Belt Parkway

Wayne, New Jersey

This year, the Tri-State Railway Historical Society is hosting their Santa Train Ride.  Each child will have an opportunity to meet Santa on this approximately 60 minute round trip.  Photo opportunities available, bring your own camera.  Each child receives an activity book and little toy.  This Santa Train Ride takes place in NJ Transit modern, restroom equipped cars.  It is recommended that passengers arrive 15 minutes before departure time.

Saturday December 13, 2014

Adults 12 and up $15

Children 3-11 $10

Babes in arms 0-2 are Free!

Voicemail 973-656-0707

Email: santa@tristaterail.org


Santa’s Express, Westchester PA

230 E. Market St.
West Chester, PA 19382



***It is requested that you read the FAQ section of the website before submitting questions. And all online ticketing issues should be reported to the email for a timely response.

November 28, 29, 30

December 6, 7,13,14, 20, 21

11am, 1pm, 3pm

Additional 5pm Departures Dec 13, 14, 20, 21

Join Santa on this 90 minute excursion in heated decorated trains through the Chester Creek Valley. The journey begins with Santa greeting his passengers at the Market Street Station and joining for the ride to Glen Mills. Passengers can explore the historic Glen Mills station, with an opportunity for a photo on Santa’s Lap. All passengers receive treats from Santa at the end of the trip. Santa’s Express features the music of Greg Wright and friends singing Christmas songs. Hot dogs, hot chocolate and other beverages and snacks are for sale in snack car. Cash only.

This is a rain, shine and show event.

Adults $22

Children 2-12 $16

Toddlers 9 months-23 months $6


Christmas Tree Train, Westchester PA

Sun Nov 30
Dec 7, 14
8:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Join the Christmas Tree Train on the West Chester Railroad. Departing from the Market Street Station in Westchester Pennsylvania at 8am, passengers can enjoy hot chocolate, coffee and donuts on the 30 minute journey to Wiggins Tree Farm. Passengers arrive at the farm to choose and cut their own Christmas trees, with the assistance of tree farm staff. Trees are tagged and placed in the train flat car. Passengers return to the train at 9:45 for the return trip to the West Chester station.

 Seating is limited. Please be aware that Santa Claus is not on this train ride. Christmas trees are sold by Wiggins Tree Farm which accepts only cash or check for tree purchase. Railroad staff will assist in getting trees from the train to load trees onto your cars, but securing the trees is the passengers responsibility. This is a rain, shine and snow event.

Adults $18

Children ages 2-12 $13

Children under 2 years old ride free.





Almost Sold Out

The Santa Train Westfield and Somerville, NJ Saturday December 13

Westfield, NJ and Somerville, NJ

(908) 233-3603

All but one Somerville journey is sold out as of November 25, 2014

This 90 minute train ride with Santa features Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus and a bunch of Santa’s helpers. Children will delight in sing alongs, receive soloring books and candy canes. Also, each of the six train cars will have a train set giveaway.  Pictures available with Santa.  Adult Tickets $14, Children 1-12 $12 and children under 1 year of age are free. Passengers are advised to arrive 15 minutes before departure.



Sold Out Early--Put them on the list for next year!

Sold out for 2014 as of November 25, 2014 according to their websites


The Polar Express Delaware River Railroad

Polar Express, Phillipsburg, New Jersey



Santa Train Ride in Northern NJ








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