Wonderful Holiday Train Rides Around South Jersey & PA
All aboard for a train ride! Something fun to do with the kids. Meet and ride with Santa as you pass through scenic winter wonderlands and Christmas Villages.
DIDONATO’S MAGICAL EXPRESS
1151 White Horse Pike, NJ (Atlantic County), 609.561.3040
Nov 10 to Dec 31, 2017
Enjoy a magical train ride through a magical Christmas Village with millions of lights before a visit with Santa in his workshop. The Magical Express runs on specific dates.
THE SANTA EXPRESS AT CAPE MAY SEASHORE LINES
Reading Avenue and Mill Road, Tuckahoe, NJ (Cape May County)
Dec 2 to Dec 27, 2017, Weekends
Cape May Seashore Lines provides a comfortable and fun train ride with Santa Claus, who visits with each child, young and old, on board The Santa Express. Online reserved tickets are highly recommended. There are two departure locations in Richland and Tuckahoe. Light refreshments of a snack and beverage will be served.
CHRISTMAS EXPRESS ON PINE CREEK RAILROAD
Allaire State Park, 4265 Atlantic Avenue, Wall Township, NJ (Monmouth County), 732.938.5524
Nov 24 to Dec 17, 2017
Santa rides the Christmas Express and talks to every child on the train. Call ahead on the day of the event to verify availability. There are day and night time rides with specific dates.
BRANDYWINE HOLIDAY RAILROAD
1 Hoffman’s Mill Road, Chadds Ford, PA, 610.388.2700
Nov 24, 2017 to Jan 7, 2018
The remarkable Brandywine Railroad 0-gauge model train display features trains running on nearly 2,000 feet of track and includes more than 1,000 pieces, including locomotives, passenger and freight trains, and trolleys that pass through a small town, a farm, factories and even a carnival.
GARDEN RAILWAY AT LONGWOOD GARDENS
1001 Longwood Rd, Kennett Square, PA, 610.388.1000
Nov 16, 2017 to Jan 7, 2018
Featuring G-scale locomotives rumbling over almost 400 feet of track, this beautifully landscaped display includes models of favorite Longwood buildings, Located outdoors near the Terrace Restaurant, the Garden Railway runs during regular Garden hours, weather permitting.
NORTH POLE EXPRESS AT NEW HOPE AND IVYLAND RAILROAD
32 West Bridge St, New Hope, PA, 215.862.2352
Nov 18 to Dec 31, 2017
The North Pole Express features visits by Santa and Mrs. Claus. The train ride takes you through the historic Bucks County countryside on the way to the North Pole. You will experience the sounds and tastes of the holiday season. Sing along with the roaming musicians as they play Christmas carols. Each child will receive their own sleigh bell gift from Santa. Children and adults are encouraged to indulge in the spirit of the season by wearing pajamas and settling in for a relaxing ride aboard the festive railway cars decorated for the season.
READING TERMINAL HOLIDAY RAILROAD
51 North 12th St, Philadelphia, PA, 215.580.7800
Nov 24 to Dec, 31, 2017
The all-new Reading Terminal Holiday Railroad is steaming into the Market. Guests will be enchanted by five magical interactive model train vignettes celebrating the history of the Reading Terminal Market and the joys of the holiday season.
SANTA EXPRESS AT WEST CHESTER RAILROAD
230 E Market St, West Chester, PA, 610.430.2233
Nov 18, 19, 24, 25, 26 and Dec 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 2017
Join Santa for a 90 minute journey on the Railroad’s heated decorated train through the Chester Creek Valley. Santa will be greeting everyone at Market Street Station and then going along for the ride to Glen Mills. Once at Glen Mills, passengers can disembark and explore the historic station.
SANTA’S PARADISE EXPRESS AT STRASBURG RAILROAD
301 Gap Rd, Ronks, PA, 866.725.9666
Nov 25 to Dec 17, 2017, every Saturday and Sunday
A Christmas tradition since 1959, Strasburg Railroad welcomes Santa. He will climb aboard and greet the families as they travel down the tracks to Paradise, PA and back. As a special treat, children will receive a gift from Santa and his helper. Also, visitors of all ages will be charmed as they enjoy a ride aboard the Tinsel Trolley, a self-propelled motor car and enjoy storybook readings of holiday classics aboard the heated stationary Caboose