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Christmas train rides in the Midwest States

Christmas trains will be rolling across the Midwest U.S. States during the 2016 holiday season. Catch a Santa Train or ride a specialty Christmas train at a railroad near you.

Key to holiday icons

Train ride includes visit with Santa

Official Polar Express train ride

Specialty ride; Santa does not appear.

Holiday illuminations

Christmas shopping excursion

New Year's party or dinner train

Illinois

Monticello, Illinois
Monticello Railway Museum

Polar Express Train

Friday, November 18 – Sunday, November 20

Friday, November 25 – Sunday, November 27

Friday, December 2 – Sunday, December 4

Friday, December 9 & Saturday, December 10

Santa Lunch Train

Saturday, December 3 & Sunday, December 4

Telephone: +1 (877) 762-9011.

South Elgin, Illinois
Fox River Trolley Museum

Polar Express Train

Sunday, November 20

Saturday, November 26 & Sunday, November 27

Saturday, December 3 & Sunday, December 4

Saturday, December 10 & Sunday, December 11

Saturday, December 17 & Sunday, December 18

Telephone: +1 (847) 697-4676.

Union, Illinois
Illinois Railroad Museum

Happy Holiday Train

Saturday, November 26 & Sunday, November 27

Saturday, December 3 & Sunday, December 4

Saturday, December 10 & Sunday, December 11

Saturday, December 17 & Sunday, December 18

Telephone: +1 (800) 244-7245.

Indiana

Connersville, Indiana
Whitewater Valley Railroad

Polar Express Train

Friday, November 18 – Sunday, November 20

Friday, November 25 – Sunday, November 27

Friday, December 2 – Sunday, December 4

Friday, December 9 – Sunday, December 11

Friday, December 16 – Sunday, December 18

Metamora Holiday Special Excursions Train

Friday, November 25 & Saturday, November 26

Saturdays, December 3, 10 & 17

Santa Claus Limited Train

Saturday, November 26

Telephone: +1 (765) 825-2054.

French Lick, Indiana
French Lick Scenic Railway

Polar Express Train

Friday, November 4 – Sunday, November 6

Friday, November 11 – Sunday, November 13

Friday, November 18 – Sunday, November 20

Friday, November 25 – Sunday, November 27

Friday, December 2 – Sunday, December 4

Friday, December 9 – Sunday, December 11

Friday, December 16 – Sunday, December 18

Friday, December 30 – Sunday, January 1

Telephone: +1 (800) 748-7246.

North Judson, Indiana
Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum

Santa Trains

Saturdays, December 3, 10 & 17

Telephone: +1 (574) 896-3950.

Iowa

Boone, Iowa
Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad

Santa Express Train

Friday, November 25 – Sunday, November 27

Friday, December 2 – Sunday, December 4

Friday, December 9 – Sunday, December 11

Friday, December 16 – Sunday, December 18

Telephone: +1 (800) 626-0319.

Michigan

Blissfield, Michigan
The Old Road Murder Mystery Dinner Trains

Santa Express Trains

Saturdays, December 3, 10 & 17

Lunch with Santa Trains

Sundays, December 11 & 18

New Year's Eve Celebration Train

Saturday, December 31

Telephone: +1 (888) 467-2451.

Coldwater, Michigan
Little River Railroad

Holiday Express Trains

Saturday, December 3 & Sunday, December 4

Saturday, December 10 & Sunday, December 11

Telephone: +1 (574) 215-0751.

Coopersville, Michigan
Coopersville & Marne Railway

Santa Trains

Saturday, November 26 & Sunday, November 27

Saturday, December 3 & Sunday, December 4

Saturday, December 10 & Sunday, December 11

Saturday, December 17 & Sunday, December 18

Saturday, December 24

Telephone: +1 (616) 997-7000.

Flint, Michigan
Huckleberry Railroad – Crossroads Village

Christmas at Crossroads Holiday Magic Trains

Friday, November 25 – Sunday, November 27

Friday, December 2 – Sunday, December 4

Friday, December 9 – Sunday, December 11

Friday, December 16 – Sunday, December 18

Tuesday, December 20 & Friday, December 23

Tuesday, December 27 & Friday, December 30

Telephone: +1 (800) 648-7275.

Owosso, Michigan
Steam Railroading Institute

North Pole Express Trains

Friday, November 18 – Sunday, November 20

Friday, November 25 – Sunday, November 27

Friday, December 2 – Sunday, December 4

Friday, December 9 – Sunday, December 11

Friday, December 16 – Sunday, December 18

Telephone: +1 (989)-725-9464.

Tecumseh, Michigan
Southern Michigan Railroad

Santa Specials

Saturday, December 3 & Sunday, December 4

Saturday, December 10 & Sunday, December 11

Telephone: +1 (734) 396-0416.

Minnesota

Excelsior, Minnesota
Minnesota Streetcar Museum – Excelsior Streetcar Line

Christkindlsmarkt Trolley

Friday, November 25 – Saturday, November 26

Sunday, November 27

Telephone: +1 (952) 922-1096.

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Minnesota Streetcar Museum – Como–Harriet Streetcar Line

Holly Trolley

Saturday, November 26 & Sunday, November 27

Saturday, December 3 & Sunday, December 4

Vinternatt Trolley

Saturday, December 3

Telephone: +1 (952) 922-1096.

Missouri

Branson, Missouri
Branson Scenic Railway

Polar Express Trains

Friday, November 4 – Sunday, November 6

Thursday, November 10 – Sunday, November 13

Thursday, November 17 – Sunday, November 20

Wednesday, November 23

Friday, November 25 – Sunday, November 27

Thursday, December 1 – Saturday, December 3

Daily, Monday, December 5 – Thursday, December 22

Telephone: +1 (800) 287-2462.

Jackson, Missouri
St. Louis Iron Mountain & Southern Railway

Santa Express Trains

Friday, November 25 – Sunday, November 27

Friday, December 2 – Sunday, December 4

Friday, December 9 – Sunday, December 11

Friday, December 16 – Sunday, December 18

New Year's Eve Express Dinner Train

Saturday, December 31

Telephone: +1 (573) 243-1688.

Ohio

Akron and Independence, Ohio
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad

Polar Express Trains

Daily, Saturday, November 12 – Tuesday, November 22

Daily, Friday, November 25 – Tuesday, December 20

Telephone: +1 (800) 468-4070.

Dennison, Ohio
Dennison Railroad Depot Museum

Polar Express Trains

Friday, December 2 – Sunday, December 4

Friday, December 9 – Sunday, December 11

Telephone: +1 (877) 278-8020.

Lebanon, Ohio
Lebanon Mason Monroe Railroad

North Pole Express Train

Saturday, November 26 & Sunday, November 27

Friday, December 2 – Sunday, December 4

Friday, December 9 – Sunday, December 11

Friday, December 16 – Sunday, December 18

Thursday, December 22 – Saturday, December 24

Tuesday, December 27

Telephone: +1 (513) 933-8022 Ext. 101.

Nelsonville, Ohio
Hocking Valley Scenic Railway

Santa Train

Saturday, November 26 & Sunday, November 27

Saturday, December 3 & Sunday, December 4

Saturday, December 10 & Sunday, December 11

Saturday, December 17

New Year's Eve Train & Fireworks

Saturday, December 31

Telephone: +1 (740) 249-1452.

South Dakota

Hill City, South Dakota
Black Hills Central Railroad – 1880 Train

Holiday Express Trains

Friday, November 25 & Saturday, November 26

Thursday, December 10

Saturday, December 17 & Sunday, December 18

Thursday, December 22 – Friday, December 23

Telephone: +1 (605) 574-2222.

Wisconsin

East Troy, Wisconsin
East Troy Electric Railroad Museum

Christmas Trains

Saturday, November 26 & Sunday, November 27

Saturday, December 3 & Sunday, December 4

Saturday, December 10 & Sunday, December 11

Saturday, December 17 & Sunday, December 18

Telephone: +1 (262) 642-3263.

Green Bay, Wisconsin
National Railroad Museum

Polar Express Train

Friday, November 18 – Sunday, November 20

Friday, November 25 – Sunday, November 27

Wednesday, November 30 – Sunday, December 4

Telephone: +1 (920) 437-7623.

North Freedom, Wisconsin
Mid-Continent Railway Museum

Santa Express Train

Saturday, November 26 & Sunday, November 27

Telephone: +1 (800) 930-1385.

Spooner, Wisconsin
Wisconsin Great Northern Railroad

Santa's Pizza Party Train

Saturday, November 19 & Sunday, November 20

Saturday, November 25 & Sunday, November 24

Saturday, December 3 & Sunday, December 4

Saturday, December 10 & Sunday, December 11

Saturday, December 17 & Sunday, December 18

Telephone: +1 (715) 635-3200.


 

 

 

 

 

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