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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)

Sold out for 2016.

Telephone: +1 (205) 668-3435.

Calera, Alabama
Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum

Santa Special Train (day trains)

Saturdays, December 10 & 17

Telephone: +1 (205) 668-3435.

Huntsville, Alabama
North Alabama Railroad Museum

Santa Train

Saturday, December 10

Telephone: +1 (256) 851-6276.

Arkansas

Springdale and Van Buren, Arkansas
Arkansas & Missouri Railroad

Holiday Express Train

Daily, Friday, December 2 – Friday, December 23

"Pajama rides" on selected dates; no trains Saturday, December 10 and Sunday, December18.

Telephone: +1 (800) 687-8600.

Florida

Fort Myers, Florida
Seminole Gulf Railway

Noel Noir Murder Mystery Dinner Train

Wednesday, December 10 – Sunday, December 11

Wednesday, December 17 – Sunday, December 18

Wednesday, December 21 – Sunday, December 25

Christmas Rail/Boat light tour

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.

Miami, Florida
Gold Coast Railroad Museum

Polar Express Train Rides

Friday, December 9 – Sunday, December 11

Friday, December 16 – Friday, December 23

Telephone: +1 (305) 253-0063.

Parrish, Florida
Florida Railroad Museum

North Pole Express & Holiday Caboose

Sold out for 2016.

Telephone: +1 (941) 776-0906.

Tavares, Florida
Orange Blossom Cannonball

Cannonball Christmas Express Train

Friday, December 9 – Sunday, December 11

Friday, December 16 – Friday, December 23

Telephone: +1 (352) 742-7200.

Georgia

Blue Ridge, Georgia
Blue Ridge Scenic Railway

Santa Express Trains

Saturday, December 10

Saturday, December 17 – Saturday, December 24

Santa Day Pavilion Trains

Sunday, December 11

Santa Night Pavilion Trains

Saturdays, December 10 & 17

New Year's Eve Celebration Train

Saturday, December 31

Telephone: +1 (877) 413- 8724.

Cordele, Georgia
SAM Shortline Excursion Train – Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park

Mistletoe Express Train Rides

Saturdays, December 10 & 17

Friday, December 23

Candy Cane Express Train Rides

Tuesday, December 6

Thursday, December 8

Monday, December 12

Friday, December 23

North Pole Express Train

Friday, December 16

Breakfast with Santa Trains

Saturday, December 24

Telephone: +1 (229) 276-0755.

Stone Mountain, Georgia
Stone Mountain Park

Singalong Christmas Train Ride

Saturday, November 12 – Wednesday, January 4 (selected dates)

Telephone: +1 (800) 401-2407.

Summerville, Georgia
Tennessee Valley Railroad

Santa Special Trains

Saturday, December 10 & Sunday, December 11

Saturday, December 17 & Sunday, December 18

Telephone: +1 (423) 894-8028.

Kentucky

Bardstown, Kentucky
My Old Kentucky Dinner Train

North Pole Express Trains

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)

Sold out for 2016.

North Pole Express Train (evening trains)

Sold out for 2016.

Telephone: +1 (800) 272-0152.

Stearns, Kentucky
Big South Fork Scenic Railway

Santa Express Train

Saturdays, December 10 & 17

Telephone: +1 (800) 462-5664.

Versailles, Kentucky
Bluegrass Scenic Railroad & Museum

Santa Claus Train Rides

Saturday, December 10 & Sunday, December 11

Saturday, December 17 & Sunday, December 18

Telephone: +1 (800) 755-2476.

Mississippi

Batesville, Mississippi
Grenada Railway

Polar Express Train

Wednesday, December 7 – Sunday, December 11

Wednesday, December 14 – Friday, December 23

Telephone:+1 (877) 334-4783.

North Carolina

Belmont, North Carolina
Piedmont Depot

The Train to Christmas Town with Santa

Friday, December 9 – Sunday, December 11

Wednesday, December 14 – Friday, December 23

Telephone: +1 (919) 362-5416.

Bryson City, North Carolina
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad

Polar Express Train

Wednesday, December 7 – 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 10 & Sunday, December 11

Telephone: +1 (919) 362-5416.

Spencer, North Carolina
North Carolina Transportation Museum

Polar Express Train

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 10 & 17

Telephone: +1 (803) 712-4135.

Tennessee

Chattanooga, Tennessee
Tennessee Valley Railroad

North Pole Limited Train

Friday, December 9 – Sunday, December 11

Friday, December 16 – Friday, December 23

Monday, December 26

Friday, December 30 – Saturday, December 31

Hotel packages available for selected dates

Christmas Special Dinner Trains

Friday, December 9 & Saturday, December 10

Friday, December 16 & Saturday, December 17

Friday, December 30

New Year's Eve Dinner Train

Saturday, December 31

Telephone: +1 (423) 894-8028.

Etowah, Tennessee
Tennessee Valley Railroad

Santa's Hiwassee Holiday Train

Saturdays, December 10 & 17

Telephone: +1 (423) 894-8028.

Knoxville, Tennessee
Three Rivers Rambler

Christmas Lantern Express Train

Saturday, December 10 & Sunday, December 11

Saturday, December 17 – Thursday, December 22

Telephone: +1 (865) 524-9411.

Lebanon, Tennessee
Tennessee Central Railway Museum

North Pole Express Trains

Saturday, December 10

Telephone: +1 (615) 244-9001.

Virginia

Dillwyn, Virginia
James River Rambler

Santa Train

Saturday, December 10

Telephone: +1 (804) 231-4324.


 

 

 

 

 

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