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Santa’s Paradise Express – Strasburg Rail Road

December 14 - December 14, 2019

$4 – $33

Meet Santa as you travel aboard a vintage steam train for this one-of-a-kind Christmas experience. With a special gift for each child, Santa will greet families at their seat and offer the opportunity to have a photo taken with him. At the station Mrs. Claus will be available to help finalize letters to Santa and visitors can enjoy a ride aboard the Tinsel Trolley, a self-propelled motorcar, and hear storybook readings of holiday classics aboard a heated stationary Caboose.

Multiple times throughout the day, visit strasburgrailroad.com for departure times and for tickets


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. Onboard, a reader dressed in a Victorian nightshirt and cap will read aloud the classic poem, “The Night Before Christmas.”

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