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Christmas train rides in the Southern States

Christmas trains will be rolling across the U.S. Southern 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

Alabama

Calera, Alabama
Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum

North Pole Express Train (evening trains)

Friday, November 18 – Sunday, November 20

Friday, November 25 – Sunday, November 27

Friday, December 2 – Sunday, December 4

Friday, December 9 & Sunday, December 11 (no train Saturday)

Friday, December 16 & Saturday, December 17

Telephone: +1 (205) 668-3435.

Calera, Alabama
Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum

Santa Special Train (day trains)

Saturdays, November 26; December 3, 10 & 17

Telephone: +1 (205) 668-3435.

Huntsville, Alabama
North Alabama Railroad Museum

Santa Train

Saturdays, December 3 & 10

Telephone: +1 (256) 851-6276.

Florida

Fort Myers, Florida
Seminole Gulf Railway

Christmas Rail/Boat Train

Monday, December 5 & Tuesday, December 6

Monday, December 12 & Tuesday, December 13

Holiday Break Special - Murder Mystery Dinner Train

Monday, December 26

New Year's Eve Gala Train

Saturday, December 31

Telephone: +1 (800) 736-4853.

Georgia

Blue Ridge, Georgia
Blue Ridge Scenic Railway

Santa Express Trains

Friday, November 25 & Saturday, November 26

Saturday, December 3

Saturday, December 10

Saturday, December 17 – Saturday, December 24

Santa Day Pavilion Trains

Sundays, December 4 & 11

Santa Night Pavilion Trains

Friday, November 25 & Saturday, November 26

Saturdays, December 3, 10 & 17

Telephone: +1 (877) 413- 8724.

Kentucky

Bardstown, Kentucky
My Old Kentucky Dinner Train

North Pole Express Trains

Saturday, December 3 & Sunday, December 4

Saturday, December 10 & Sunday, December 11

Saturday, December 17 & Sunday, December 18

New Year's Eve Dinner & Murder Mystery Excursion

Saturday, December 31

Telephone: +1 (866) 801-3463.

New Haven, Kentucky
Kentucky Railway Museum

Santa Express Train (day trains)

Saturday, December 3 & Sunday, December 4

Saturday, December 10 & Sunday, December 11

Saturday, December 17 & Monday, December 18

North Pole Express Train (evening trains)

Friday, December 2 – Sunday, December 4

Friday, December 9 – Sunday, December 11

Friday, December 16 – Monday, December 19

Telephone: +1 (800) 272-0152.

Stearns, Kentucky
Big South Fork Scenic Railway

Santa Express Train

Saturdays, November 26; December 3, 10 & 17

Telephone: +1 (800) 462-5664.

Mississippi

Batesville, Mississippi
Grenada Railway

Polar Express Train

Friday, November 18 – Sunday, November 20

Friday, November 25 – Sunday, November 27

Friday, December 2 – Sunday, December 4

Wednesday, December 7 – Sunday, December 11

Wednesday, December 14 – Friday, December 23

Telephone:+1 (877) 334-4783.

North Carolina

Bryson City, North Carolina
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad

Polar Express Train

Friday, November 11 & Saturday, November 12

Friday, November 18 – Wednesday, November 23

Friday, November 25 – Sunday, November 27

Wednesday, November 30 – Saturday, December 24

Monday, December 26 – Sunday, January 1

Telephone: +1 (800) 872-4681.

New Hill, North Carolina
New Hope Valley Railway

Santa Train rides

Saturday, December 3 & Sunday, December 4

Saturday, December 10 & Sunday, December 11

Telephone: +1 (919) 362-5416.

Spencer, North Carolina
North Carolina Transportation Museum

Polar Express Train

Friday, November 18 & Saturday, November 19

Friday, November 25 – Sunday, November 27

Friday, December 2 – Sunday, December 4

Friday December 9 – Sunday, December 11

Thursday, December 15 – Thursday, December 22

Telephone: +1 (704) 636-2889

South Carolina

Winnsboro, South Carolina
South Carolina Railroad Museum

Santa Trains

Saturdays, December 3, 10 & 17

Telephone: +1 (803) 712-4135.

Tennessee

Knoxville, Tennessee
Three Rivers Rambler

Christmas Lantern Express Train

Friday, November 25 – Sunday, November 27

Saturday, December 3 & Sunday, December 4

Saturday, December 10 & Sunday, December 11

Saturday, December 17 – Thursday, December 22

Telephone: +1 (865) 524-9411.

Watertown, Tennessee
Tennessee Central Railway Museum

North Pole Express Train

Saturday, November 26

Lebanon, Tennessee

North Pole Express Trains

Saturdays, December 3 & 10

Telephone: +1 (615) 244-9001.

Virginia

Dillwyn, Virginia
James River Rambler

Santa Train

Saturdays, December 3 & 10

Telephone: +1 (804) 231-4324.

West Virginia

Elkins, West Virginia
Mountain Rail Adventures – Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad

Polar Express Train

Friday, November 4 – Sunday, November 6

Thursday, November 10 – Sunday, November 13

Thursday, November 17 – Sunday, November 20

Friday, November 25 – Sunday, November 27

Wednesday, November 30 – Sunday, December 4

Wednesday, December 7 – Sunday, December 11

Wednesday, December 14 – Sunday, December 18

Telephone: +1 (877) 686-7245.


 

 

 

 

 

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