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Christmas train rides in the Southern States

Christmas trains are rolling across the South 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

Alabama

Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum

Calera, Alabama

North Pole Express Train with Santa (evening trains)

Friday, December 12 – Sunday, December 14

Friday, December 19 & Saturday, December 20

Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum

Calera, Alabama

Santa Special Train (day trains)

Saturdays, December 13 & 20

North Alabama Railroad Museum

Huntsville, Alabama

Santa Train

Saturday, December 13

Wales West Light Railway

Silverhill, Alabama

Arctic Express Train with Santa

Friday, December 12 – Sunday, December 14

Daily, Monday, December 15 – Wednesday, December 24

Arkansas

Arkansas & Missouri Railroad

Springdale, Arkansas

Holiday Express PJ Train

Sunday, December 14 – Friday, December 19

Monday, December 22 & Tuesday, December 23

Florida

Florida Railroad Museum

Parrish, Florida

North Pole Express Train with Santa (evening trains)

Thursday, December 18 – Monday, December 22

Gold Coast Railroad Museum

Miami, Florida

Polar Express Train

Friday, December 12 – Sunday, December 14

Friday, December 19 – Wednesday, December 24

Friday, December 26 – Sunday, December 28

Friday, January 2 – Sunday, January 4

Orange Blossom Cannonball

Tavares, Florida

Christmas Cannonball Express Train

Sold out for 2014

Seminole Gulf Railway

Fort Myers, Florida

Christmas Rail/Boat Train

Monday, December 15 & Tuesday, December 16

"Iced" Christmas Murder Mystery Train

Wednesday, December 10 – Sunday, December 14

Wednesday, December 17 – Sunday, December 21

Wednesday, December 24

New Year's Eve Gala Train

Wednesday, December 31

Georgia

Blue Ridge Scenic Railway

Blue Ridge, Georgia

Santa Express Train (day trains)

Friday, December 12 – Sunday, December 14

Thursday, December 18 – Wednesday, December 24

Night Train to Santa's Pavilion

Friday, December 12 & Saturday, December 13

Friday, December 19 & Saturday, December 20


SAM Shortline Excursion Train

Cordele, Georgia

Candy Cane Express Train Rides

Monday, December 15

Cordelia Special Christmas Train Ride

Friday, December 19

Breakfast and Supper with Santa Trains

Saturday, December 20

Stone Mountain Park

Stone Mountain, Georgia

Christmas Sing-along Train Ride

Friday, December 12 – Sunday, December 14

Friday, December 19 – Wednesday, December 24

Friday, December 26 – Monday, January 5

Kentucky

Big South Fork Scenic Railway

Stearns, Kentucky

Santa Express Train

Saturdays, December 13 & 20

Bluegrass Scenic Railroad & Museum

Versailles, Kentucky

Santa Claus Train

Saturday, December 13 & Sunday, December 14

Saturday, December 20 & Sunday, December 21

Kentucky Railway Museum

New Haven, Kentucky

Santa Express Train (day trains)

Sold out for 2014

North Pole Express Train (evening trains)

Sold out for 2014

My Old Kentucky Dinner Train

Bardstown, Kentucky

North Pole Express Train

Sundays, December 14 & 21

New Year's Eve Excursion Train

Wednesday, December 31

My Old Kentucky Dinner Train

Lexington, Kentucky

North Pole Express Train

Sold out for 2014

New Year's Eve Excursion Train

Wednesday, December 31

North Carolina

Great Smoky Mountains Railroad

Bryson City, North Carolina

Polar Express Train

Wednesday, December 10 – Wednesday, December 24

Friday, December 26 – Monday, December 29

Friday, January 2 – Sunday, January 4

New Hope Valley Railway

New Hill, North Carolina

Santa Train

Saturday, December 13 & Sunday, December 14

North Carolina Transportation Museum

Spencer, North Carolina

Polar Express Train

Sold out for 2014

South Carolina

South Carolina Railroad Museum

Winnsboro, South Carolina

Santa Train  

Saturday, December 13

Tennessee

Southern Appalachia Railway Museum – Secret City Scenic Excursion Train

Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Santa Train

Saturday, December 13 & Sunday, December 14

Tennessee Central Railway Museum

Nashville , Tennessee

North Pole Express Train

Sold out for 2014

Tennessee Valley Railroad

Chattanooga, Tennessee

North Pole Limited Train

(Hotel packages available for selected dates)

Friday, December 12 – Sunday, December 14

Friday, December 19 – Tuesday, December 23

Saturday, December 27

Christmas Special Dinner Train

Saturdays, December 13, 20 & 27

New Year's Eve Dinner Train

Wednesday, December 31

Three Rivers Rambler

Knoxville, Tennessee

Christmas Lantern Express Train

Sold out for 2014

Virginia

James River Rambler

Dillwyn, Virginia

Santa Train

Sold out for 2014

West Virginia

Mountain Rail Adventures – Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad

Elkins, West Virginia

Polar Express Train

Sold out for 2014


 

 

 

 

 

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