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Christmas train rides in the Midwest States

Christmas trains are rolling across the Midwest this 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

Fox River Trolley Museum

South Elgin, Illinois

Polar Express Train

SOLD OUT

Illinois Railroad Museum

Union, Illinois

Happy Holiday Train

Saturday, December 7 & Sunday, December 8

Saturday, December 14 & Sunday, December 15

Monticello Railway Museum

Monticello, Illinois

Santa Lunch Train

Saturday, December 7 & Sunday, December 8

Polar Express Train

Friday, November 29 – Sunday, December 1

Friday, December 6 & Saturday, December 7

Indiana

French Lick Scenic Railway – Indiana Railway Museum

French Lick, Indiana

Polar Express Train

SOLD OUT

Indiana Transportation Museum

Noblesville, Indiana

Polar Bear Express Train

Saturday, November 30

Friday, December 6 – Sunday, December 8

Friday, December 13 – Sunday, December 15

Friday, December 20 – Monday, December 23

Whitewater Valley Railroad

Connersville, Indiana

Santa Claus Limited Train

Friday, November 29

Metamora Holiday Special Excursions Train

Friday, November 29 & Saturday, November 30

Saturdays, December 7, 14 & 21

Whitewater Valley Railroad

Connersville, Indiana

Polar Express Train

SOLD OUT

Iowa

Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad

Boone, Iowa

Santa Express Train

Friday, November 29 & Saturday, November 30

Tuesday, December 3 – Saturday, December 7

Tuesday, December 10 – Saturday, December 14

Midwest Central Railroad

Mount Pleasant, Iowa

North Pole Express

Saturday, November 30

Saturday, December 7 & Sunday, December 8

Saturday, December 14 & Sunday, December 15

Kansas

Abilene & Smoky Valley Railroad

                                                                                                                 

Abilene, Kansas

Santa Trains

Saturday, December 14

Midland Railway Historical Association

Baldwin City, Kansas

Santa Claus Express Train

Saturday, December 7 & Sunday, December 8

Saturday, December 14 & Sunday, December 15

Michigan

Coopersville & Marne Railway

Coopersville, Michigan

Santa Train

Saturday, November 30 & Sunday, December 1

Saturday, December 7 & Sunday, December 8

Saturday, Saturday 14 & Sunday, December 15

Saturday, December 21 & Sunday, December 22

Little River Railroad

Coldwater, Michigan

Holiday Express Train with Santa

Saturday, December 7 & Sunday, December 8

Saturday, December 14 & Sunday, December 15

The Old Road Murder Mystery Dinner Trains

Blissfield, Michigan

Santa Express Train

Saturdays, December 7, 14 & 21

Lunch with Santa Train

Sundays, December 8 & 15

New Year's Eve Celebration Train

Tuesday, December 31

Steam Railroading Institute

Owosso, Michigan

North Pole Express Train with Santa

Friday, November 29 – Sunday, December 1

Friday, December 6 – Sunday, December 8

Saturday, December 14 & Sunday, Dec ember 15

Saturday, December 21 & Sunday, December 22

Minnesota

Minnesota Streetcar Museum – The Como–Harriet Streetcar Line

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Holly Trolley

Saturday, November 30 – Sunday, December 1

Saturday, December 7 & Sunday, December 8

Minnesota Streetcar Museum – Excelsior Streetcar Line

Excelsior, Minnesota

Christkindlsmarkt Trolley

Friday, November 29 – Sunday December 1

North Shore Scenic Railroad

Fitgers, Minnesota

Christmas City Express Train with Santa

Friday, November 29 – Sunday, December 1

Friday, December 6 – Sunday, December 8

Friday, December 13 – Sunday, December 15

Friday, December 20 – Sunday, December 22

Missouri

Belton, Grandview & Kansas City Railroad

Belton, Missouri

Santa Train

Saturdays, November 30 & December 7

Branson Scenic Railway

Branson, Missouri

Polar Express Train

SOLD OUT

Columbia Star Dinner Train

Columbia, Missouri

Christmas Express Train with Santa

Thursday, December 5 – Saturday, December 7

Thursday, December 12 – Saturday, December 14

Thursday, December 19 – Saturday, December 21

Dinner with Santa Train

Sunday, December 22

Home for the Holidays Premium Dinner Train

Saturday, December 28

New Year's Eve Dinner & Celebration Train

Tuesday, December 31

St. Louis Iron Mountain & Southern Railway

Jackson, Missouri

Santa Express Train

Saturday, November 30 & Sunday, December 1

Saturday, December 7 & Sunday December 8

Saturday, December 14 & Sunday, December 15

Saturday, December 21 & Sunday, December 22

New Year's Eve Murder Mystery Dinner Train

Tuesday, December 31

Ohio

Ashtabula, Carson & Jefferson Railroad

Jefferson, Ohio

Santa on the Train

Saturday, November 30 & Sunday, December 1

Saturday, December 7 & Sunday, December 8

Saturday, December14 & Sunday, December 15

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad

Akron, Ohio

Polar Express Train

SOLD OUT

Christmas Tree Adventure Train

Saturday, December 7 & Saturday, December 8

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad

Independence, Ohio

Polar Express Train

SOLD OUT

Christmas Tree Adventure Train

Saturday, November 30 & Sunday, December 1

Saturday, December 7 & Sunday, December 8

Dennison Railroad Depot Museum

Dennison, Ohio

Polar Express Train

SOLD OUT

Hocking Valley Scenic Railway

Nelsonville, Ohio

Santa Train

Saturday, November 30 & Sunday, December 1

Saturday, December 7 & Sunday, December 8

Saturday, December 14 & Sunday, December 15

Saturday, December 21 & Sunday, December 22

New Year's Eve Train & Fireworks

Tuesday, December 31

Lebanon Mason Monroe Railroad

Lebanon, Ohio

North Pole Express Train

Saturday, November 30 & Sunday, December 1

Saturday, December 7 & Sunday, December 8

Saturday, December 14 & Sunday, December 15

Saturday, December 21 & Sunday, December 22

The Orrville Railroad

Orrville, Ohio

Riding with Santa Train

Saturdays, November 30 & December 7

South Dakota

Black Hills Central Railroad – 1880 Train

Hill City, South Dakota

Holiday Express Train

Friday, November 29 & Saturday, November 30

Saturday, December 14

Saturday, December 21 – Monday, December 23

Wisconsin

East Troy Electric Railroad Museum

East Troy, Wisconsin

Christmas Express Train with Santa

Saturday, November 30 & Sunday, December 1

Saturday, December 7 & Sunday, December 8

Saturday, December 14 & Sunday, December 15

Mid-Continent Railway Museum

North Freedom, Wisconsin

Santa Express Train

Saturday, November 30 & Sunday, December 1

National Railroad Museum

Green Bay, Wisconsin

Polar Express Train

Friday, November 29 – Sunday, December 1

Wednesday, December 4 – Sunday, December 8

Wisconsin Great Northern Railroad

Spooner, Wisconsin

Santa's Pizza Party Train

Saturday, November 23

Saturdays, December 7, 14 & 21


 

 

 

 

 

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