Holiday Train Rides 2022 

Looking for something special to do with the kids this holiday season? Why not hop aboard one of the many Santa trains throughout the greater New Jersey area. These Christmas and holiday trains are fun for children and adults. Meeting Santa Claus and his helpers is one of the many highlights of the ride. So don't forget to buy your train tickets in advance. Visit NJ Kids Calendar for more events. 

The Polar Express Train Ride At Whippany Railway

Select through Dec 31, 2022. Relive the magic of the classic holiday story Polar Express on a one-hour train ride. Meet Santa, enjoy hot chocolate and a shortbread treat. Each guest will receive a silver sleigh bell. 1 Railroad Plaza, Whippany, NJ.

Ride with Santa! in Wayne NJ

Sat, Dec 10, 2022, 9AM, 11AM, 1PM, and 3PM. Sponsored by the Tri-State Railway Historical Society. This Santa ride is 1 hour of fun aboard a NJ Transit train. Each child will meet Santa and receive a small gift, candy cane, and a book. Board at the Wayne / Route 23 Transit Center.

The Santa Express - Cape May Seashore Lines

Nov 25 - Dec 23, 2022, every weekend and select weekdays. Take a 60 minute Santa Express train ride. Greet Santa Claus and his helpers aboard the Cape May Seashore Lines. The ride is a historic and fun train ride. Santa visits with each child, young and old. Departing from Richland Village or Tuckahoe in Cape May, NJ.

Santa’s North Pole Express Train At New Hope Railroad

All Aboard! Join Santa, Mrs. Claus, and Santa's helpers for a 1 hour North Pole Express train ride through historic Bucks County on the way to the North Pole. Each child will receive a sleigh bell gift. 32 West Bridge St, New Hope, PA, (also available: Santa’s North Pole Deluxe Train and Santa’s North Pole Premium Train)

Strasburg Rail Road Christmas Trains

Nov - Dec 2022. A tradition for generations, Christmas at Strasburg Rail Road in Lancaster PA features several special holiday train rides. 301 Gap Road, Ronks, PA.

Santa's Paradise Express (First Class, Coach) offers a magical 45 minute steam train ride. Santa Claus will be aboard to greet families. Children ages 11 and under will receive a small gift.

The Night Before Christmas Train ride recreates the excitement and anticipation of Christmas Eve. Options: Premium, First Class, Coach Santa Claus Limited is a 45 minute ride aboard 100 year old decorated train cars. Children and their families visit Santa and can take a photo with him. First Class and Coach.

DiDonato's Magical Holiday Express 

Select Dates Nov - Dec 2022. Enjoy a magical train ride through millions of Christmas lights. Meet and Greet with Santa and his elves in his Workshop with a free photo-op. Also enjoy a walkthrough holiday village. 1151 S White Horse Pike, Hammonton, NJ.

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