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


Chicago (various locations), Illinois
Santa in Chicago

Santa on Trains and Trolleys

Selected dates in November & December.

Telephone: +1 (630) 837-9241.


Blissfield, Michigan
The Old Road Murder Mystery Dinner Trains

New Year's Eve Celebration Train

Saturday, December 31

Telephone: +1 (888) 467-2451.

Coopersville, Michigan
Coopersville & Marne Railway

Santa Trains

Saturday, December 24

Telephone: +1 (616) 997-7000.

Flint, Michigan
Huckleberry Railroad – Crossroads Village

Christmas at Crossroads Holiday Magic Trains

Tuesday, December 20 & Friday, December 23

Tuesday, December 27 – Friday, December 30

Telephone: +1 (800) 648-7275.


Branson, Missouri
Branson Scenic Railway

Polar Express Trains

Daily, Monday, December 5 – Thursday, December 22

Telephone: +1 (800) 287-2462.

Jackson, Missouri
St. Louis Iron Mountain & Southern Railway

New Year's Eve Express Dinner Train

Saturday, December 31

Telephone: +1 (573) 243-1688.


Lebanon, Ohio
Lebanon Mason Monroe Railroad

North Pole Express Train

Thursday, December 22 – Saturday, December 24

Tuesday, December 27

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

Nelsonville, Ohio
Hocking Valley Scenic Railway

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

Thursday, December 22 – Friday, December 23

Telephone: +1 (605) 574-2222.


East Troy, Wisconsin
East Troy Electric Railroad Museum

Christmas Trains

Telephone: +1 (262) 642-3263.

Middleton, Wisconsin
Wisconsin & Southern Railroad

Polar Express Train

Thursday, December 15 – Wednesday, December 23

Telephone: +1 (855) 487-1430.






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