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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

California State Railroad Museum

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

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

Friday, November 28 – Sunday, November 30

Wednesday, December 3

Friday, December 5 – Sunday, December 7

Wednesday, December 10

Friday, December 12 – Sunday, December 14

Wednesday, December 17

Friday, December 19 – Monday, December 22

Friday, December 26 – Sunday, December 28

Pacific Southwest Railroad Museum

Campo, California

Santa Train – North Pole Limited

Friday, November 28 & Saturday, November 29

Friday, December 5 & Saturday, December 6

Friday, December 12 & Saturday, December 13

Friday, December 19 & Saturday, December 20

Railtown 1897

Jamestown, California

Polar Express Train

Friday, December 5 – Sunday, December 7

Friday, December 12 – Sunday, December 14

Friday, December 19 – Sunday, December 21

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 Chanukah Train

Thursday, December 18

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

Sierra Railroad Dinner Train

Oakdale, California

Thanksgiving Supper Train

Thursday, November 27

Christmas Train

Friday, November 29 & Sunday, November 30

Saturday, December 6 & Sunday, December 7

Friday, December 12 – Sunday, December 14

Wednesday, December 17 – Tuesday, December 23

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

Friday, November 28 – Sunday, November 30

Thursday, December 4 – Sunday, December 7

Thursday, December 11 – Sunday, December 14

Thursday, December 18 – Wednesday, December 24

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

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, 2015

Holiday Lights Train

Saturday, November 22

Friday, November 28 – Sunday, November 30

Saturday, December 6 & Sunday, December 7

Saturday, December 13 – Wednesday, December 24

Friday, December 26 – Wednesday, December 31

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

Carson City, Nevada

Polar Express Trains

Thursday, November 20 – Sunday, November 23

Thursday, November 27 – Sunday, November 30

Thursday, December 4 – Sunday, December 7

Tuesday, December 11 – Sunday, December 14

Tuesday, December 18 – Monday, December 22

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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