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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

California

California State Railroad Museum

Sacramento, California

Polar Express

Friday, November 28 – Sunday, November 30

Wednesday, December 3 – Sunday, December 7

Wednesday, December 10 – Sunday, December 14

Wednesday, December 17 – Sunday, December 21

Fillmore & Western Railway

Fillmore, California

Christmas Tree Trains

Saturday, November 29 & Sunday, November 30

Saturday, December 6 & Sunday, December 7

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

Selected days, November 29 &ndash December 23, to be announced

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, November 28 – Sunday, November 30

Friday, December 5 – Sunday, December 7

Friday, December 12 – Tuesday, December 23

Napa Valley Wine Train

Napa, California

Santa Express Train

Monday, December 1 – Thursday, December 4

Monday, December 8 – Thursday, December 11

Monday, December 15 – Thursday, December 18

Holiday Favorites Sing Along

Thursday, December 5

New Year's Eve Blackjack Ball Train

Wednesday, December 31

New Year's Eve Dinner and After Party Train

Wednesday, December 31

Roaring Camp Railroads

Felton, California

Holiday Tree Walk Train

Friday, November 28 – Sunday, November 30

Saturday, December 6 & Sunday, December 7

Saturday, December 13 & Sunday, December 14

Santa Cruz Holiday Lights Train

Friday, November 28 & Saturday, November 29

Saturday, December 6 & Sunday, December 7

Saturday, December 13 & Sunday, December 14

Friday, December 19 – Tuesday, December 23

Santa Cruz and Monterey Bay Railroad

Watsonville, California

The Train to Christmas Town with Santa

Friday, November 28 – Sunday, November 30

Wednesday, December 3 – Sunday, December 7

Wednesday, December 10 – Sunday, December 14

Tuesday, December 16 – Tuesday, December 23

Friday, December 26 – Sunday, December 28

Skunk Train – Sierra Railroad

Fort Bragg, California

Christmas Train

Thursday, December 4 – Sunday, December 7

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

Daily, Friday, November 28 – Wednesday, December 24

No trains December 1 & 3; 8 & 10

Colorado

Colorado Railroad Museum

Golden, Colorado

Santa Claus Special Train

Saturday, December 6

Saturday, December 13 & Sunday, December 14

Saturday, December 20

Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

Durango, Colorado

Polar Express Train

Saturday, November 22

Wednesday, November 26

Friday, November 28 – Sunday, November 30

Friday, December 5 – Sunday, December 7

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, November 22 & Sunday, November 23

Santa's North Pole Adventure Train and Holiday Lights Train

Friday, November 28 – Sunday, November 30

Saturday, December 6 & Sunday, December 7

Saturday, December 13 – Wednesday, December 24

Friday, December 26 – Wednesday, December 31

Friday, January 2 – Sunday, January 4

Pikes Peak Cog Railway

Manitou Springs, Colorado

Santa Claus Special Train

Saturday, November 15 & Sunday, November 16

Saturday, November 22 & Sunday, November 23

Sunday, November 30

Friday, December 5 – Sunday, December 7

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, November 28 & Saturday, November 29

Friday, December 5 & Saturday, December 6

Friday, December 12 & Saturday, December 13

Friday, December 19 & Sunday, December 21

Royal Gorge Route Railroad

Canon City, Colorado

Santa Express Train

Thursday, November 20 – Sunday, November 23

Friday, November 28 – Sunday, November 30

Thursday, December 5 – Sunday, December 8

Thursday, December 12 – Tuesday, December 24

Thursday, December 26

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

Saturday, November 22 & Sunday, November 23

Friday, November 28 – Sunday, November 30

Friday, December 5 – Sunday, December 7

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

Friday, November 28 – Sunday, November 30

Fridays, December 5 – December 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

Saturday, November 29

Saturday, December 6

Friday, December 12 & Saturday, December 13

Saturday, December 20

Nevada

Nevada Northern Railway

Ely, Nevada

Polar Express Train

Saturday, November 22

Friday, November 28 & Saturday, November 29

Friday, December 5 – Sunday, December 7

Friday, December 12 – Sunday, December 14

Wednesday, December, 17 – Tuesday, December 23

Friday, December, 26 & Saturday, December 27

Virginia & Truckee Railroad

Virginia City, Nevada

Candy Cane Express Trains

Friday, November 28 & Saturday, November 29

Saturday, December 6 & Sunday, December 7

Saturday, December 13 & Sunday, December 14

Oregon

Mount Hood Railroad

Hood River, Oregon

Polar Express Train

Saturday, November 8

Saturday November 15

Saturday, November 22 & Sunday, November 23

Wednesday, November 26

Friday, November 28 – Sunday, November 30

Wednesday, December 3 – Sunday, December 7

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 6 & Sunday, December 7

Saturday, December 13 & Sunday, December 14

Sumpter Valley Railroad

McEwen & Sumpter, Oregon

Christmas Trains

Saturday, December 13 & Sunday, December 14

Washington

Alki Tours Leavenworth Snow Train

Seattle, Washington

Snow Train to Leavenworth Tree Lighting Festival

Saturdays, December 6, 13 & 20

Chehalis-Centralia Railroad and Museum

Chehalis, Washington

Santa Steam Train

Saturday, December 6 & Sunday, December 7

Saturday, December 13 & Sunday, December 14

Polar Express Train

Friday, November 28 – Sunday, November 30

Friday, December 5 – Sunday, December 7

Friday, December 12 – Sunday, December 14

Friday, December 19 – Sunday, December 21

Chelatchie Prairie Railroad

Yacolt, Washington

Christmas Tree Special Trains

Saturday, November 29 & Sunday, November 30

Saturday, December 6 & Sunday, December 7

Saturday, December 13 & Sunday, December 14

Mount Rainier Scenic Railroad

Elbe, Washington

Santa Express Train

Saturday, November 29 & Sunday, November 30

Friday, December 5 – Sunday, December 7

Saturday, December 13 & Sunday, December 14

Saturday, December 20 – Monday, December 22

Northern Pacific Railway Museum

Toppenish, Washington

Toy Train Christmas with Santa

Saturday, November 29

Saturday, December 6 & Sunday, December 7

Saturday, December 13 & Sunday, December 14

Saturday, December 20 & Sunday, December 21

Northwest Railroad Museum

Snoqualmie, Washington

Santa Train

Saturday, November 29 – Sunday, November 30

Saturday, December 6 & Sunday, December 7

Saturday, December 13 & Sunday, December 14

Friday, December 19 & Sunday, Saturday 20

Yakima Valley Trolleys

Yakima, Washington

Santa Claus Trolley

Saturdays, December 6 & Sunday, December 14


 

 

 

 

 

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