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Christmas train rides in New England States

Christmas trains are rolling across New England 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

 

Connecticut

Connecticut Trolley Museum – Connecticut Electric Railway Association

East Windsor, Connecticut

WinterFest and Tunnel of Lights Trolley

Friday, November 28 – Sunday, November 30

Friday, December 5 – Sunday, December 7

Friday, December 12 – Sunday, December 14

Friday, December 19 – Sunday, December 21

Friday, December 26 – Tuesday, December 30

Danbury Railway Museum

Danbury, Connecticut

Santa Special Train

Sunday, December 7

Saturday, December 13 & Sunday, December 14

Saturday, December 20 & Sunday, December 21

Essex Steam Train – Valley Railroad

Essex, Connecticut

North Pole Express Evening Train

Thursday, November 20 – Sunday, November 23

Friday, November 28 – Sunday, November 30

Tuesday, December 2 – Sunday, December 7

Tuesday, December 9 – Sunday, December 14

Tuesday, December 16 – Tuesday, December 23

Friday, December 26 – Sunday, December 28

Santa Special Train

Friday, November 28 – Sunday, November 30

Saturday, December 6 & Sunday, December 7

Saturday, December 13 & Sunday, December 14

Saturday, December 20 – Tuesday, December 23

Naugatuck Railroad – Railroad Museum of New England

Thomaston, Connecticut

Northern Lights Limited Evening Train

Saturday, November 29 & Sunday, November 30

Saturday, December 6 & Sunday, December 7

Friday December 12 – Sunday, December 14

Friday, December 19 – Sunday, December 21

Santa Express Train

Sunday, November 30

Saturday, December 6 & Sunday, December 7

Saturday, December 13 & Sunday, December 14

Saturday, December 20 & Sunday, December 21

Shoreline Trolley Museum – Branford Electric Trolley

East Haven, Connecticut

Santa's Trolley Winter Wonderland

Friday, November 28 – Sunday, November 30

Saturday, December 6 & Sunday, December 7

Saturday, December 13 & Sunday, December 14

Saturday, December 20 & Sunday, December 21

Maine

Maine Eastern Railroad Museum

Rockland, Maine

Jingle Bell Express

Friday, December 5 & Saturday, December 6

Bath, Maine

Candy Cane Train

Saturday, December 13 & Sunday, December 14

Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum

Portland, Maine

Polar Express Train

Friday, November 28 – Sunday, November 30

Friday, December 5 – Sunday, December 7

Friday, December 12 – Sunday, December 14

Friday, December 19 – Tuesday, December 23

Seashore Trolley Museum

Kennebunkport, Maine

Christmas Prelude Trolley

Friday, December 5 – Sunday, December 7

Friday, December 12 – Sunday, December 14

Wiscasset, Waterville and Farmington Railway Museum

Alna, Maine

Victorian Christmas Train

Saturday, December 20

Massachusetts

Cape Cod Central Railroad

Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts

The Train to Christmas Town with Santa

Saturday, November 22

Friday, November 28 – Sunday, November 30

Friday, December 5 – Sunday, December 7

Thursday, December 11 – Sunday, December 14

Thursday, December 18 – Tuesday, December 23

Friday, December 26

Edaville USA

Carver, Massachusetts

Christmas Train & Christmas Festival of Lights


Friday, November 21 – Sunday, November 23

Friday, November 28 – Wednesday, December 24

Friday, December 26 – Thursday, January 1, 2015

Santa VIP Experience


Sundays, November 30; December 7, 14 & 21

Polar Express Train

Friday, November 21 – Sunday, November 23

Wednesday, November 26

Sunday, November 30

Wednesday, December 3 – Friday, December 5

Wednesday, December 10 – Friday, December 12

Wednesday, December 17 – Friday, December 19

Monday, December 22 – Wednesday, December 24

Monday, December 29 & Tuesday, December 30

Grafton & Upton Railroad (Edaville USA website)

Marlborough, Massachusetts

Polar Express Train

Friday, November 28 – Sunday, November 30

Friday, December 5 – Sunday, December 7

Friday, December 12 – Sunday, December 14

Friday, December 19 – Sunday, December 21

Friday, December 26 – Sunday, December 28

Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum

Shelburne Falls, Massachusettss

Moonlight Magic Holiday Train Rides

Friday November 28

New Hampshire

Conway Scenic Railway

North Conway, New Hampshire

Santa's Holiday Express Train

Friday, November 28 – Sunday, November 30

Saturday, December 6 & Sunday, December 7

Saturday, December 13 & Sunday, December 14

Saturday, December 20 – Tuesday, December 23

Holiday Week Trains

Friday, December 26 – Friday, January 2

Believe in Books Literacy Foundation – Conway Scenic Railway

North Conway, New Hampshire

Polar Express Train

Tickets by mail-in lottery; December 11, 18 & 22 available online

Friday, November 28 – Sunday, November 30

Thursday, December 4 – Sunday, December 7

Thursday, December 11 – Sunday, December 14

Thursday, December 18 – Monday, December 22

Hobo Railroad

Lincoln, New Hampshire

Santa Trains

Friday, November 28 – Sunday, November 30

Saturday, December 6 & Sunday, December 7

Saturday, December 13 & Sunday, December 14

Saturday, December 20 & Sunday, December 21

Believe in Books Literacy Foundation – Hobo Railroad

North Conway & Lincoln, New Hampshire

Polar Express Train

Tickets by mail-in lottery

Saturdays, November 29 & December 6, 13, 20

Tickets available online

Friday, November 28 – Sunday, November 30

Friday, December 5 – Sunday, December 7

Friday, December 12 – Sunday, December 14

Friday, December 19 – Sunday, December 21

Mount Washington Cog Railway

Bretton Woods, New Hampshire

All Aboard with Santa Train

Friday, November 28 – Sunday, November 30

Rhode Island

Blackstone Valley Tourist Council – Providence & Worcester Railroad

Woonsocket, Rhode Island

Polar Express Train

Saturday, November 22 & Sunday, November 23

Friday, November 28 – Sunday, November 30

Friday, December 5 – Sunday, December 7

Friday, December 12 – Sunday, December 14

Friday, December 19 – Sunday, December 21

Newport Dinner Train

Newport, Rhode Island

Polar Express Train

Saturday, November 22 & Sunday, November 23

Friday, November 28 – Sunday, November 30

Friday, December 5 – Sunday, December 7

Friday, December 12 – Sunday, December 14

Friday, December 19 – Sunday, December 21

Vermont

Vermont Children's Trust Foundation – Green Mountain Railroad

Burlington, Vermont

Polar Express Train

Saturday, December 13 & Sunday, December 14

White River Rotary Club – Green Mountain Railroad

White River Junction, Vermont

Polar Express Train

Saturday, December 13 & Sunday, December 14


 

 

 

 

 

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