Ride the Trains this Holiday Season 2023!

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 both 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. 

The Polar Express Train Ride At Whippany Railway

Now through Dec 30, 2023. Relive the magic of the classic holiday story Polar Express on a one-hour train ride. Listen to a story reading, enjoy hot chocolate & short bread. Santa will meet families. Buy tickets online. 1 Railroad Plaza, Whippany, NJ.

The Polar Express Train Ride at Delaware River Railroad Excursions

Nov 24, 2023 - Dec 17, 2023. Make magical memories. Get whisked away on a 1.5 hour train ride, meet Santa, and listen to classic book The Polar Express. Buy tickets online. 34 Market St, Phillipsburg, NJ

Ride with Santa! In Wayne NJ

Held on Dec 9, 2023, check website for details. Sponsored by the Tri-State Railway Historical Society. This ride is 1 hour of fun aboard a NJ Transit train. Each child will meet Santa. Board at the Wayne/Route 23 Transit Center in NJ.

The Santa Express - Cape May Seashore Lines

Nov - Dec 2023, 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. Buy tickets early. Departing from Richland Village or Tuckahoe in Cape May, NJ.

Santa’s North Pole Express Train At New Hope Railroad

Nov - Dec 2023. All Aboard a vintage diesel locomotive at the New Hope Railroad! 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 small gift. Tickets online. 32 West Bridge St, New Hope, PA (also available: Santa’s Steam Train Ride).

Strasburg Rail Road Christmas Trains

Nov - Dec 2023. A tradition for generations, Christmas at Strasburg Rail Road in Lancaster PA features several special holiday train rides. Tickets available online. 301 Gap Road, Ronks, PA.

  • Santa's Paradise Express offers a magical 45 minute steam train ride. Santa Claus & Mrs. Claus will be aboard to greet families. Photo-op with Santa and small gift given.

  • The Night Before Christmas Train ride recreates the excitement and anticipation of Christmas Eve. Milk and a cookie.

  • Santa Claus Limited is a day time 45 minute ride aboard 100 year old decorated train cars. Children and their families will see Santa.

DiDonato's Magical Holiday Express

Select Dates Nov - Dec 2023. 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. Purchase tickets online. 1151 S White Horse Pike, Hammonton, NJ

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