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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

Chicago (various locations), Illinois
Santa in Chicago

Santa on Trains and Trolleys

Selected dates in November & December.

Telephone: +1 (630) 837-9241.

Monticello, Illinois
Monticello Railway Museum

Polar Express Train

Sold out for 2016.

Telephone: +1 (877) 762-9011.

South Elgin, Illinois
Fox River Trolley Museum

Polar Express Train

Sold out for 2016.

Telephone: +1 (847) 697-4676.

Union, Illinois
Illinois Railroad Museum

Happy Holiday Train

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

Sold out for 2016

Metamora Holiday Special Excursions Train

Saturdays, December 10 & 17

Telephone: +1 (765) 825-2054.

French Lick, Indiana
French Lick Scenic Railway

Polar Express Train

Sold out for 2016

Telephone: +1 (800) 748-7246.

North Judson, Indiana
Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum

Santa Trains

Saturdays, December 10 & 17

Telephone: +1 (574) 896-3950.

Iowa

Boone, Iowa
Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad

Santa Express Train

Friday, December 9 – Sunday, December 11

Friday, December 16 – Sunday, December 18

Telephone: +1 (800) 626-0319.

Mount Pleasant, Iowa
Midwest Central Railroad

North Pole Express

Saturday, December 10 & Sunday, December 11

Telephone: +1 (319) 385-2912.

Kansas

Abilene, Kansas
Abilene & Smoky Valley Railroad

Santa Train

Saturday, December 10

Telephone: +1 (785) 263-7266.

Baldwin City, Kansas
Midland Railway Historical Association

Santa Claus Express Train

Thursday, December 8 – Sunday, December 11

Telephone: +1 (913) 721-1211.

Michigan

Blissfield, Michigan
The Old Road Murder Mystery Dinner Trains

Santa Express Trains

Saturdays, December 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 10 & Sunday, December 11

Telephone: +1 (574) 215-0751.

Coopersville, Michigan
Coopersville & Marne Railway

Santa Trains

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, 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, 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 10 & Sunday, December 11

Telephone: +1 (734) 396-0416.

Missouri

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

Santa Express Trains

Sold out for 2016

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

Sold out for 2016

Telephone: +1 (800) 468-4070.

Dennison, Ohio
Dennison Railroad Depot Museum

Polar Express Trains

Friday, December 9 – Sunday, December 11

Telephone: +1 (877) 278-8020.

Lebanon, Ohio
Lebanon Mason Monroe Railroad

North Pole Express Train

Friday, December 9 – Sunday, December 11

Thursday, December 15 – 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, 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

Saturday, 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, 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

Sold out for 2016.

Telephone: +1 (920) 437-7623.

Middleton, Wisconsin
Wisconsin & Southern Railroad

Polar Express Train

Thursday, December 8 – Sunday, December 13

Thursday, December 15 – Wednesday, December 23

Telephone: +1 (855) 487-1430.

Osceola, Wisconsin
Osceola & St. Croix Valley Railway – Minnesota Transportation Museum

Santa's Train Shop & Holiday Express

Saturday, December 10 & Sunday, December 11

Saturday, December 17 & Sunday, December 18

Telephone: +1 (715) 755-3570.

Spooner, Wisconsin
Wisconsin Great Northern Railroad

Santa's Pizza Party Train

Saturday, December 10 & Sunday, December 11

Saturday, December 17 & Sunday, December 18

Telephone: +1 (715) 635-3200.


 

 

 

 

 

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