Choo Choo! Holiday Train Displays and Rides

Who doesn't love trains, especially around the holidays? Kid friendly and truly exciting to see or ride. Check out some of these holiday model train shows around the surrounding New Jersey area. Or, hop aboard a holiday themed train for a spectacular ride through scenic landscape with Santa.

2018 Annual Light & Sound Show at The Model Railroad Club

295 Jefferson Ave (behind Home Depot), Union, NJ, 908-964-9724
November 23, 24, 25, 30, 2018  and December 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 2018
Awesome train fun and not to be missed. Back is our 2018 Annual Light and Sound Show with model trains displayed in a theater format and runs to a professional narrated script. Stand up on the viewing balcony as you overlook all the trains going back and forth on over 11,000 square feet of floor space. Bring the whole family and enjoy!

Model Train Show At New York Society Of Model Engineers

341 Hoboken Rd, Carlstadt (1 mile from Giants Stadium)
November 17-18, 2018; December 1-2, 8-9, 29-30, 2018, 1-6PM
Chugga chugga! Wonderful holiday & Christmas model train show at the New York Society of Model Engineers.

Model Railroad Show At Garden State Model Railway Club

575 High Mountain Road, North Haledon, NJ
November 23- 24, 2018; December 1-2, 8-9, 2018; January 5-6, 2019 1PM-5PM
Great model railroad show featuring intermodal, mixed freight, coal & passenger trains - both steam & diesel. Kids can view a Special Santa Claus Express train.

Christmas Express With Santa Claus

NJ Museum of Transportation, Allaire State Park, 4265 Atlantic Ave, Wall Township, NJ, 732-938-5524
November 23-25, 2018; December 1-2, 8-9,15-16, 2018
Ride with Santa on the Christmas Express. He talks to every child on the train.

Holiday Model Train Show At Barrons Arts Center

582 Rahway Avenue, Woodbridge, NJ, 732-634-0413
November 30, 2018 - December 30, 2018 (Closed Dec 25)
Free admission. Come see a Holiday model train show.

Holiday Train Show At Grand Central Terminal

New York Transit Museum Gallery Annex & Store (Shuttle Passage), 89 E. 42nd Street, New York, NY, 212-878-0106
November 15, 2018 - February 3, 2019, Daily
Free annual New York Transit Museum train show. Marvel at model trains traveling through a mini NYC. Visitors go on an imaginary journey from Grand Central to the North Pole. Truly a delight for kids and adults!

Holiday Train Show At New York Botanical Gardens

2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, NY, 718-817-8700
November 17, 2018 - January 21, 2019
Dozens of model trains glide through over 175 NYC landmarks and beautifully landscaped backgrounds. Showcasing Lower Manhattan this year with Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and iconic skyscrapers.

North Pole Express At New Hope & Ivyland Railroad

32 West Bridge St, New Hope, PA, 215-862-2332
November 10, 2018 - December 31, 2018
All Aboard! Join Santa and Mrs. Claus for a ride through historic Bucks County on the way to the North Pole.

The Polar Express Train Ride at Whippany Railway

1 Railroad Plaza, Whippany, NJ,  973-419-6255
November 16, 2018 - December 30, 2018
Bring the whole family! Relive the magic of the classic holiday story Polar Express on a one-hour train ride to the North Pole. Santa and his helpers will be aboard. Each guest will receive a gift of a silver sleigh bell