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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, November 21 – Sunday, November 23

Friday, November 28 – Sunday, November 30

Friday, December 5 – Sunday, December 7

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, November 29; December 6, 13 & 20

North Alabama Railroad Museum

Huntsville, Alabama

Santa Train

Saturday, December 6 & Sunday, December 7

Saturday, December 13

Arkansas

Arkansas & Missouri Railroad

Springdale, Arkansas

Children's Christmas Train

Saturday, December 6

Florida

Seminole Gulf Railway

Fort Myers, Florida

Christmas Rail/Boat Train

Monday, December 8 & Tuesday, December 9

Monday, December 15 & Tuesday, December 16

"Iced" Christmas Murder Mystery Train

Friday, November 28 – Sunday, November 30

Wednesday, December 3 – Sunday, December 7

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, November 7 & Saturday, November 8

Friday, November 14 & Saturday, November 15

Friday, November 21 & Saturday, November 22

Friday, November 28 – Sunday, November 30

Friday, December 5 – Sunday, December 7

Friday, December 12 – Sunday, December 14

Friday, December 19 – Wednesday, December 24

Night Train to Santa's Pavilion

Friday, November 7 & Saturday, November 8

Friday, November 14 & Saturday, November 15

Friday, November 21 & Saturday, November 22

Friday, November 28 & Saturday, November 30

Friday, December 5 & Saturday, December 6

Friday, December 12 & Saturday, December 13

Friday, December 19 & Saturday, December 20

SAM Shortline Excursion Train

Cordele, Georgia

Christmas in Plains

Saturday, November 29

Kentucky

Big South Fork Scenic Railway

Stearns, Kentucky

Santa Express Train

Saturdays, Noember 29; December 6, 13 & 20

Bluegrass Scenic Railroad & Museum

Versailles, Kentucky

Home for the Holidays Train

Saturday, November 29

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)

Saturday, December 6 & Sunday, December 7

Saturday, December 13 & Sunday, December 14

Saturday, December 20 & Sunday, December 21

North Pole Express Train (evening trains)

Friday, December 5 – Sunday, December 7

Friday, December 12 – Sunday, December 14

Friday, December 19 – Sunday, December 21

My Old Kentucky Dinner Train

Bardstown, Kentucky

North Pole Express Train

Sundays, December 7, 14 & 21

New Year's Eve Excursion Train

Wednesday, December 31

North Carolina

Great Smoky Mountains Railroad

Bryson City, North Carolina

Polar Express Train

Friday, November 7 & Saturday, November 8

Friday, November 14 & Saturday, November 15

Friday, November 21 – Sunday, November 23

Tuesday, November 25 & Wednesday, November 26

Friday, November 28 – Sunday, November 30

Wednesday, December 3 – Sunday, December 7

Wednesday, December 10 – Wednesday, December 24

Friday, December 26 – Monday, December 29

New Hope Valley Railway

New Hill, North Carolina

Santa Train

Saturday, December 6 & Sunday, December 7

Saturday, December 13 & Sunday, December 14

South Carolina

South Carolina Railroad Museum

Winnsboro, South Carolina

Santa Train  

Saturdays, November 29; December 6 & 13

Tennessee

Southern Appalachia Railway Museum – Secret City Scenic Excursion Train

Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Santa Train

Saturday, December 6 & Sunday, December 7

Saturday, December 13 & Sunday, December 14

Tennessee Central Railway Museum

Nashville (Watertown), Tennessee

North Pole Express Train

Saturday, November 29

Nashville (Lebanon), Tennessee

North Pole Express Train

Saturdays, December 6 & 13

Tennessee Valley Railroad

Chattanooga, Tennessee

North Pole Limited Train

(Hotel packages available)

Saturday, November 22

Friday, November 28 – Sunday, November 30

Friday, December 5 – Sunday, December 7

Friday, December 12 – Sunday, December 14

Friday, December 19 – Tuesday, December 23

Saturday, December 27

Christmas Special Dinner Train

Saturdays, December 6, 13 & 20

New Year's Eve Dinner Train

Wednesday, December 31

Three Rivers Rambler

Knoxville, Tennessee

Christmas Lantern Express Train

Friday, November 28 – Sunday, November 30

Saturday, December 6 & Sunday, December 7

Saturday, December 13 & Sunday, December 14

Saturday, December 20 & Sunday, December 21

Virginia

James River Rambler

Dillwyn, Virginia

Santa Train

Saturdays, December 6 & 13

West Virginia

Mountain Rail Adventures – Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad

Elkins, West Virginia

Polar Express Train

Wednesday, November 5 – Sunday, November 9

Wednesday, November 12 – Sunday, November 16

Wednesday, November 19 – Sunday, November 23

Friday, November 28 – Sunday, November 30

Wednesday, December 3 – Sunday, December 7

Wednesday, December 10 – Sunday, December 14


 

 

 

 

 

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