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Christmas train rides in New England States

Christmas trains will be rolling across the New England 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

Connecticut

Danbury, Connecticut
Danbury Railway Museum

Santa Special Train

Saturday, December 10 & Sunday, December 11

Saturday, December 17 & Sunday, December 18

Telephone: +1 (203)-778-8337.

East Haven, Connecticut
Shore Line Trolley Museum

Santa's Trolley Winter Wonderland

Friday, December 9 – Sunday, December 11

Friday, December 16 – Sunday, December 18

Telephone: +1 (203) 467-6927.

East Windsor, Connecticut
Connecticut Trolley Museum – Connecticut Electric Railway Association

WinterFest and Tunnel of Lights Trolley

Friday, December 9 – Sunday, December 11

Friday, December 16 – Sunday, December 18

Friday, December 23

Monday, December 26 – Friday, December 30

Telephone: +1 (860) 627-6540.

Essex, Connecticut
Essex Steam Train – Valley Railroad

Santa Special Train

Sold out for 2016.

North Pole Express Evening Train

Sold out for 2016.

Telephone: +1 (800) 377-3987.

Thomaston, Connecticut
Naugatuck Railroad – Railroad Museum of New England

Northern Lights Limited

Friday, December 9 – Sunday, December 11

Friday, December 16 – Sunday, December 18

Friday, December 23

Telephone: +1 (860) 283-7245.

Maine

Alna, Maine
Wiscasset, Waterville and Farmington Railway Museum

Victorian Christmas Train

Saturday, December 17

Telephone: +1 (207) 882-4193.

Boothbay, Maine
Boothbay Railway Village

North Pole Express

Saturday, December 10 & Sunday, December 11

Saturday, December 17 & Sunday, December 18

Telephone: +1 (207) 633-4727.

Kennebunkport, Maine
Seashore Trolley Museum

Christmas Prelude Trolley

Friday, December 9 – Sunday, December 11

Telephone: +1 (207) 967-2800.

Portland, Maine
Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum

Polar Express Train

Sold out for 2016.

Telephone: +1 (207) 828-0814.

Massachusetts

Carver, Massachusetts
Edaville USA

Christmas Festival of Lights

Daily, November 18 – January 1, 2017 (No trains Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day).

Telephone: +1 (508) 866-8190.

Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts
Cape Cod Central Railroad

Polar Express Train Rides

Friday, December 9 – Sunday, December 11

Wednesday, December 14 – Friday, December 23

Telephone: +1 (888) 797-7245.

North Adams, Massachusetts
Hoosac Valley Scenic Railway

2016 Tinseliner™ Vintage Christmas Experience

Saturday, December 10 & Sunday, December 11

Saturday, December 17 & Sunday, December 18

Telephone: +1 (413) 637-2210.

New Hampshire

Lincoln, New Hampshire
Hobo Railroad

Ho-Ho-Hobo Santa Express

Saturday, December 10 & Sunday, December 11

Saturday, December 17 & Sunday, December 18

See below for information on Journey to the North Pole event sponsored by Believe in Books Literacy Foundation

Telephone: +1 (603) 745-2135.

Lincoln, New Hampshire
Believe in Books Literacy Foundation

Journey to the North Pole

Friday, December 9 – Sunday, December 11

Friday, December 16 – Sunday, December 18

Thursday, December 22 & Friday, December 23

Telephone: +1 (603) 356-9980.

North Conway, New Hampshire
Conway Scenic Railway

Santa's Holiday Express Train

Saturday, December 10 & Sunday, December 11

Saturday, December 17 – Friday, December 23

Holiday Week Trains

Monday, December 26 – Sunday, January 1

Telephone: +1 (800) 232-5251.

Rhode Island

Woonsocket, Rhode Island
Blackstone Valley Tourist Council – Providence & Worcester Railroad

Polar Express Train

Friday, December 9 – Sunday, December 11

Friday, December 16 – Sunday, December 18

Friday, December 23

Book Tickets Online

Telephone: +1 (401) 495-1213.

Newport, Rhode Island
Newport & Narragansett Bay Railroad

Breakfast and Lunch with Santa Trains

Sold out for 2016.

The Train To Santa’s Workshop (departs Portsmouth, RI)

Saturday, December 10 & Sunday, December 11

Saturday, December 17 & Sunday, December 18

Telephone: +1 (401) 295-1203.

Vermont

Burlington, Vermont
Vermont Children's Trust Foundation – Green Mountain Railroad

Polar Express Train

Saturday, December 10 & Sunday, December 11

Telephone: +1 (888) 475-5437.

Hartford, Vermont
White River Rotary Club – Green Mountain Railroad

Polar Express Train

Saturday, December 10 & Sunday, December 11

Telephone: +1 (802) 299-1005.

Manchester, Vermont
Manchester Lions Club – Green Mountain Railroad

The Elf Express Train with Santa

Saturday, December 17 & Sunday, December 18

Telephone: +1 (800) 362-4144.


 

 

 

 

 

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