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Christmas Tree Train – Strasburg Rail Road

December 6 - December 7, 2019


Ride aboard the Christmas Tree Train to Leaman Place Grove where you can choose a pre-cut Frasier or Douglas Fir tree and have it delivered by steam on a flatcar back to the station.

We are currently offering three Christmas Tree Train departure times. Trains will depart on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m for this exclusive train ride. (Tickets are purchased by departure time, and these trains will sell out. Purchase your tickets early.)

Once at Leaman Place Grove, passengers will have approximately one hour to choose and purchase that special Christmas tree. Watch it being loaded on the flatcar and enjoy free refreshments. Professional photographers will be available to capture that special memory. You will then be returned to the station to pick up your tree from the flatcar. Passengers aboard the Christmas Tree Train can expect to be returned to the East Strasburg Station one-and-a-half hours after departure. Friendly Strasburg Rail Road staff will assist you with loading your tree.  Back at the historic East Strasburg station, children will be treated to storybook readings of holiday classics aboard our heated Caboose (stationary) and visitors of all ages can enjoy a ride aboard the Tinsel Trolley, a self-propelled motor car.

Please note that the tree cost is an additional cost.  Christmas trees are priced individually.  However, the average cost of Christmas trees is approximately $50-65.00. Cash and credit cards are accepted at Leaman Place Grove. The majority of Christmas trees available range in height from 6′ to 8′. Shorter and taller trees are available in limited quantities. We recommend contacting us in advance if you are interested in a shorter or taller tree. Wreaths, swags, tree stands, and keepsake ornaments will also be available to complete your holiday decorating needs.

Christmas Trains at Strasburg Rail Road

A Christmas tradition since 1959, Strasburg Rail Road welcomes two Christmas-themed train experiences: Santa’s Paradise Express and The Night Before Christmas Train.

Santa’s Paradise Express. Each weekend beginning Thanksgiving weekend through Christmas, families can travel down the tracks and enjoy a visit with Santa and carolers. During the 45-minute steam train ride, Santa greets families and stops for a photo. As a special treat, children ages 11 and under will receive a gift from Santa and his helper. At the station, Mrs. Claus will be available 12 – 4 pm to help finalize letters to Santa. Bring a self-addressed stamped envelope and we’ll make sure Santa sends a letter back to each boy and girl on his list.

The Night Before Christmas. Friday nights beginning November 30, the magic of Christmas Eve is recreated on The Night Before Christmas Train. Passengers can wear their pajamas and enjoy cookies and milk as they travel down the tracks. On board, a reader dressed in a Victorian nightshirt and cap will read aloud the classic poem, “The Night Before Christmas.”

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December 6, 2019
December 7, 2019
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Strasburg Rail Road
301 Gap Road
Ronks, PA 17572 United States
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