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Christmas train rides in the Western States

Christmas trains are rolling across the West 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

Alaska

Alaska Railroad

Anchorage, Alaska

Holiday Trains

Sold out for 2014

California

California State Railroad Museum

Sacramento, California

Polar Express

Sold out for 2014

Fillmore & Western Railway

Fillmore, California

Christmas Tree Trains

Saturday, December 13 & Sunday, December 14

Saturday, December 20 & Sunday, December 21

Santa Shopper Trains

Saturday, December 20 & Sunday, December 21

Fillmore & Western Railway

Fillmore, California

North Pole Express Train

Thursday, December 11 – Sunday, December 14

Wednesday, December 17 – Tuesday, December 23

Return Santa to the North Pole

Friday, December 26

Fillmore & Western Railway

Fillmore, California

Dinner with Santa Train

Fridays, December 12 & 19

Fillmore & Western Railway

Fillmore, California

New Year's Eve Dinner Train

Wednesday, December 31

Irvine Park Railroad

Orange, California

Christmas Train with Santa

Friday, December 12 – Tuesday, December 23

Napa Valley Wine Train

Napa, California

Santa Express Train

Monday, December 15 – Thursday, December 18

New Year's Eve Blackjack Ball Train

Wednesday, December 31

New Year's Eve Dinner and After Party Train

Wednesday, December 31

Niles Canyon Railway

Niles & Sonol, California

Holiday Train of Lights

Sold out for 2014

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Orange Empire Railway Museum

Perris, California

Santa Train

Saturday, December 13 & Sunday, December 14

Saturday, December 20 & Sunday, December 21

Pacific Southwest Railroad Museum

Campo, California

Santa Train – North Pole Limited

Friday, December 12 & Saturday, December 13

Friday, December 19 & Saturday, December 20

Railtown 1897

Jamestown, California

Polar Express Train

Sold out for 2014

Roaring Camp Railroads

Felton, California

Holiday Tree Walk Train

Saturday, December 13 & Sunday, December 14

Santa Cruz Holiday Lights Train

Saturday, December 13 & Sunday, December 14

Friday, December 19 – Tuesday, December 23

Santa Cruz Chanukah Train

Thursday, December 18

Sacramento River Train- Sierra Railroad

Woodland, California

Christmas Train

Saturday, December 13 & Sunday, December 14

Thursday, December 18 – Tuesday, December 23

Santa Cruz and Monterey Bay Railroad

Watsonville, California

The Train to Christmas Town with Santa

Wednesday, December 10 – Sunday, December 14

Tuesday, December 16 – Tuesday, December 23

Friday, December 26 – Sunday, December 28

Sierra Railroad Dinner Train

Oakdale, California

Thanksgiving Supper Train

Thursday, November 27

Christmas Train

Friday, December 12 – Sunday, December 14

Wednesday, December 17 – Tuesday, December 23

Skunk Train – Sierra Railroad

Fort Bragg, California

Christmas Train

Thursday, December 11 – Sunday, December 14

Thursday, December 18 – Tuesday, December 23

Willets, California

Christmas Train

Saturday, December 6 – Tuesday, December 23

South Coast Railroad Museum – Central Coast Flyer

Goleta, California

Candy Cane Train

Thursday, December 11 – Sunday, December 14

Thursday, December 18 – Wednesday, December 24

Colorado

Colorado Railroad Museum

Golden, Colorado

Polar Express Train

Friday, December 12 – Sunday, December 14

Friday, December 19 – Tuesday, December 23

Friday, December 26 – Sunday, December 28

Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

Durango, Colorado

Polar Express Train

Friday, December 12 – Sunday, December 14

Tuesday, December 16 – Wednesday, December 24

Friday, December 26 – Wednesday, December 31

Georgetown Loop Railroad

Georgetown, Colorado

Santa's North Pole Adventure Train

Saturday, December 13 – Wednesday, December 24

Friday, December 26 – Wednesday, December 31

Friday, January 2 – Sunday, January 4, 2015

Holiday Lights Train

Saturday, December 13 – Wednesday, December 24

Friday, December 26 – Wednesday, December 31

Pikes Peak Cog Railway

Manitou Springs, Colorado

Santa Claus Special Train

Saturday, December 13 & Sunday, December 14

Friday, December 19 – Wednesday, December 24

Rio Grande Scenic Railroad

Alamosa, Colorado

Train to Christmas Town with Santa

Friday, December 12 & Saturday, December 13

Friday, December 19 & Sunday, December 21

Royal Gorge Route Railroad

Canon City, Colorado

Santa Express Train

Thursday, December 11 – Wednesday, December 24

Friday, December 26 & Saturday, December 27

Holiday Lunch Train

Thursday, December 26 – Tuesday, December 30

Thursday, January 1 – Saturday, January 3

New Year's Eve Dinner Train

Wednesday, December 31

Idaho

Thunder Mountain Line

Horseshoe Bend, Idaho

Santa Express Train

Friday, December 12 – Sunday, December 14

Friday, December 19 – Tuesday, December 23

Holiday Dinner Train

Saturdays, November 22 & December 6 – December 20

Dinner with Santa

Fridays, December 11 & 19

Sunday, December 21 – Tuesday, December 23

Holiday Train

Friday, December 26 – Tuesday, December 30

Montana

Charlie Russell Chew Choo

Lewistown, Montana

North Pole Adventure Train

Sold out for 2014

Nevada

Nevada Northern Railway

Ely, Nevada

Polar Express Train

Friday, December 12 – Sunday, December 14

Wednesday, December, 17 – Tuesday, December 23

Friday, December, 26 & Saturday, December 27

Nevada Southern Railroad

Boulder City, Nevada

Santa Trains

Saturday, December 13 & Sunday, December 14

Saturday, December 20 & Sunday, December 21

Pajama Trains

Friday, December 12 – Saturday, December 13

Virginia & Truckee Railroad

Carson City, Nevada

Polar Express Trains

Sold out for 2014

Virginia & Truckee Railroad

Virginia City, Nevada

Candy Cane Express Trains

Saturday, December 13 & Sunday, December 14

Oregon

Mount Hood Railroad

Hood River, Oregon

Polar Express Train

Wednesday, December 10 – Sunday, December 14

Wednesday, December 17 – Tuesday, December 23

Friday, December 26 – Sunday, December 28

Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad

Garibaldi, Oregon

Candy Cane Express Trains

Saturday, December 13 & Sunday, December 14

Oregon Electric Railway Museum - Willamette Shore Trolley

Oswego, Oregon

Christmas Lighted Boat Trolley trips

Friday, December 12

Wednesday, December 17

Friday, December 19 & Sunday, December 20

Sumpter Valley Railroad

McEwen & Sumpter, Oregon

Christmas Trains

Saturday, December 13 & Sunday, December 14

Utah

Heber Valley Railroad

Heber Valley, Utah

North Pole Express Train

Sold out for 2014

Washington

Alki Tours Leavenworth Snow Train

Seattle, Washington

Snow Train to Leavenworth Tree Lighting Festival

Saturdays, December 13 & 20

Chehalis-Centralia Railroad and Museum

Chehalis, Washington

Santa Steam Train

Sold out for 2014

Polar Express Train

Sold out for 2014

Chelatchie Prairie Railroad

Yacolt, Washington

Christmas Tree Special Trains

Saturday, December 13 & Sunday, December 14

Mount Rainier Scenic Railroad

Elbe, Washington

Santa Express Train

Sold out for 2014

Northern Pacific Railway Museum

Toppenish, Washington

Toy Train Christmas with Santa

Saturday, December 13 & Sunday, December 14

Saturday, December 20 & Sunday, December 21

Northwest Railroad Museum

Snoqualmie, Washington

Santa Train

Saturday, December 13 & Sunday, December 14

Friday, December 19 & Sunday, Saturday 20

Yakima Valley Trolleys

Yakima, Washington

Santa Claus Trolley

Saturday, December 20 & Sunday, December 21


 

 

 

 

 

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