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Christmas Trains > Western States

Railroads across the West are celebrating the season

Santa and friends

Holiday season rail events in Western States feature spectacular Christmas lights displays and Santa Express trains to the North Pole — including authentic Polar Express runs. Shown: Santa and friends. Photo: ©Naugatuck Valley Railroad.

Celebrate the Christmas season with a Christmas train ride. Holiday season rail events in Western States feature spectacular Christmas lights displays and Santa Express trains to the North Pole — including authentic Polar Express runs. Reservations for events are often required and always advisable.
 

Alaska

Alaska Railroad

Anchorage, Alaska

Holiday Train with Santa

SOLD OUT

California

California State Railroad Museum

Sacramento, California

Polar Express

Thursday, December 4 – Sunday, December 8

Thursday, December 11 – Sunday, December 15

Thursday, December 15 – Sunday, December 22

Fillmore & Western Railway

Fillmore, California

Christmas Tree Train

Saturday, November 30 & Sunday, December 1

Saturday, December 7 & Sunday, December 8

Saturday, December 14 & Sunday, December 15

Saturday, December 21 & Sunday, December 22

Santa Shopper Train

Saturday, December 21 & Sunday, December 22

North Pole Express Train

Saturday, November 30

Friday, December 6 – Sunday, December 8

Thursday, December 12 – Sunday, December 15

Wednesday, December 18 – Saturday, December 21

Dinner with Santa Train

Fridays, December 13 & 20

Fillmore & Western Railway

Fillmore, California

New Year's Eve Dinner Train

Tuesday, December 31

Irvine Park Railroad

Orange, California

Christmas Train with Santa

Friday, November 29 – Sunday, December 1

Saturday, December 7 – Monday, December 9

Friday, December 13 – Sunday, December 22

Napa Valley Wine Train

Napa, California

Santa Express Train

Monday, December 2 – Thursday, December 5

Monday, December 9 – Thursday, December 12

Monday, December 16 – Thursday, December 19

New Year's Eve Blackjack Ball Train

Tuesday, December 31

New Year's Eve Dinner and After Party Train

Tuesday, December 31

Niles Canyon Railway

Niles & Sonol, California

Holiday Train of Lights

Friday, November 29 & Saturday, November 30

Wednesday, December 4

Friday, December 6 – Sunday, December 8

Wednesday, December 11

Friday, December 13 – Sunday, December 15

Wednesday, December 18

Friday, December 20 – Monday, December 23

Friday, December 27 – Sunday, December 29

Orange Empire Railway Museum

Perris, California

Santa Train

Friday 14 & Saturday 15 December

Friday 21 & Saturday 22 December

Pacific Southwest Railroad Museum

Campo, California

Santa Train – North Pole Limited

Friday, November 29 & Saturday, November 30

Friday, December 6 & Saturday, December 7

Friday, December 13 & Saturday, December 14

Friday, December 20 & Saturday, December 21

Railtown 1897 State Historic Park

Jamestown, California

Santa Express Train

Friday, November 29 – Sunday, December 1

Saturday, December 14 & Sunday, December 15

Santa Starlight Express Train

Friday, November 29 & Saturday, November 30

Roaring Camp Railroads

Felton, California

Holiday Tree Walk Train

Friday, November 29 – Sunday, December 1

Saturday, December 7 & Sunday, December 8

Saturday, December 14 & Sunday, December 15

Santa Cruz Holiday Lights Train

Friday, November 29 & Saturday, November 30

Saturday, December 7 – Monday, December 9

Saturday, December 14 & Sunday, December 15

Saturday, December 21 – Monday, December 23

Sacramento River Train- Sierra Railroad

Woodland, California

Christmas Train

Friday, November 29 – Sunday, December 1

Wednesday, December 4 & Thursday, December 5 (Field Trip Special)

Saturday, December 7 & Sunday, December 8

Wednesday, December 11 & Thursday, December 12 (Field Trip Special)

Saturday, December 14 & Sunday, December 15

Wednesday, December 18 – Monday, December 23

Friday, December 27 – Sunday, December 29

New Year's Eve Express Train

Tuesday, December 31

Santa Cruz and Monterey Bay Railroad

Watsonville, California

The Train to Christmas Town with Santa

Friday, November 29 – Sunday, December 1

Friday, December 6 – Sunday, December 8

Thursday, December 12 – Sunday, December 15

Wednesday, December 18 – Monday, December 23

Friday, December 27 & Saturday, December 28

Sierra Railroad Dinner Train

Oakdale, California

Christmas Train – Kickoff Special

Saturday, November 30

Christmas Train

Wednesday, December 4 – Sunday, December 8

Wednesday, December 11 & Friday, December 13

Sunday, December 15

Wednesday, December 18 – Monday, December 23

Friday, December 27 – Sunday, December 29

Skunk Train – Sierra Railroad

Fort Bragg, California

Christmas Train

Thursday, December 5 – Sunday, December 8

Thursday, December 12 – Sunday, December 15

Thursday, December 19 – Monday, December 23

Willets, California

Christmas Train

Saturday, December 7 – Monday, December 23

South Coast Railroad Museum – Central Coast Flyer

Goleta, California

Candy Cane Train

Daily, Friday, November 29 – Tuesday, December 24

No trains December 3 & 4; 10 & 11

Colorado

Colorado Railroad Museum

Golden, Colorado

Santa Claus Special Train

Saturday, December 7

Saturday, December 14 & Sunday, December 15

Saturday, December 21

Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

Durango, Colorado

Polar Express Train

Saturday, November 23

Wednesday, November 27

Friday, November 29 – Sunday, December 1

Friday, December 6 – Sunday, December 8

Friday, December 13 – Tuesday, December 24

Thursday, December 26 – Saturday, January 4, 2014

New Year's Day Brunch Train

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Georgetown Loop Railroad

Georgetown, Colorado

Santa's North Pole Adventure Train

Saturday, November 23 & Sunday, November 24

Santa's North Pole Adventure Train and Holiday Lights Train

Friday, November 29 – Sunday, December 1

Saturday, December 7 & Sunday, December 8

Saturday, December 14 – Tuesday, December 24

Thursday, December 26 – Tuesday, December 31

Pikes Peak Cog Railway

Manitou Springs, Colorado

Santa Claus Special Train

Saturday, November 16 & Sunday, November 17

Saturday, November 23 & Sunday, November 24

Sunday, December 1

Saturday, December 7 & Sunday, December 8

Saturday, December 14 & Sunday, December 15

Thursday, December 19 – Tuesday, December 24

Rio Grande Scenic Railroad

Alamosa, Colorado

Train to Christmas Town with Santa

Friday, November 29 – Sunday, December 1

Friday, December 6 – Sunday, December 8

Friday, December 13 – Sunday, December 15

Friday, December 20 – Sunday, December 22

Royal Gorge Route Railroad

Canon City, Colorado

Santa Express Train

Friday, November 22 – Sunday, November 24

Friday, November 29 – Sunday, December 1

Thursday, December 5 – Sunday, December 8

Thursday, December 12 – Tuesday, December 24

Thursday, December 26

Holiday Lunch Train

Friday, December 27 – Sunday, December 29

New Year's Eve Dinner Train

Tuesday, December 31

Idaho

Thunder Mountain Line

Horseshoe Bend, Idaho

Santa Express Train

(Optional brunch on Sundays)

Friday, November 22 – Sunday, November 24

Friday, November 29 – Sunday, December 1

Friday, December 6 – Sunday, December 8

Friday, December 13 – Sunday, December 15

Friday, December 20 – Sunday, December 22

Holiday Dinner Train

Friday, November 22 & Saturday, November 23

Friday, November 29 & Saturday, November 30

Friday, December 6 & Saturday, December 7

Friday, December 13 & Saturday, December 14

Friday, December 20 & Saturday, December 21

Holiday Train

Friday, December 27 – Monday, December 30

Montana

Charlie Russell Chew Choo

Lewistown, Montana

North Pole Adventure Train

Saturday, November 30

Saturday, December 7

Friday, December 13 & Saturday, December 14

Saturday, December 21

Nevada

Nevada Northern Railway

Ely, Nevada

Polar Express Train

Friday, November 22 & Saturday, November 23

Friday, November 29 & Saturday, November 30

Friday, December 6 – Sunday, December 8

Friday, December 13 – Sunday, December 15

Wednesday, December, 18 – Monday, December 23

Thursday, December, 26 – Saturday, December 28

Nevada Southern Railroad

Boulder City, Nevada

Santa Train

Saturday, December 7 & Sunday, December 8

Saturday, December 14 & Sunday, December 15

Saturday, December 21 & Sunday, December 22

Virginia & Truckee Railroad

Virginia City, Nevada

Christmas Train

Friday, November 29 & Saturday, November 30

Friday, December 7 & Saturday, December 8

Friday, December 14 & Saturday, December 15

Oregon

Mount Hood Railroad

Hood River, Oregon

Polar Express Train

Saturday, November 9 & Sunday, November 10

Saturday November 16 & Sunday, November 17

Friday, November 22 – Sunday, November 24

Wednesday, November 27

Friday, November 29 – Sunday, December 1

Wednesday, December 4 – Sunday, December 8

Wednesday, December 11 – Sunday, December 15

Wednesday, December 18 – Sunday, December 22

Thursday, December 26 – Sunday, December 29

Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad

Garibaldi, Oregon

Candy Cane Express Train

Saturday, December 7 & Sunday, December 8

Saturday, December 14 & Sunday, December 15

Sumpter Valley Railroad

McEwen & Sumpter, Oregon

Christmas Train

Saturday, December 7 & Sunday, December 8

Saturday, December 14 & Sunday, December 15

Utah

Heber Valley Railroad

Heber Valley, Utah

North Pole Express Train

Friday, November 29 & Saturday, November 30

Thursday, December 5 – Saturday, December 7

Thursday, December 12 – Saturday, December 14

Monday, December 16 – Saturday, December 21

Monday, December 23 & Tuesday, December 24

Washington

Alki Tours Leavenworth Snow Train

Seattle, Washington

Snow Train to Leavenworth Tree Lighting Festival

Saturdays, December 7, 14 & 21

Chehalis-Centralia Railroad and Museum

Chehalis, Washington

Santa Steam Train

Saturday, December 7 & Sunday, December 8

Saturday, December 14 & Sunday, December 15

Polar Express Train

SOLD OUT

Chelatchie Prairie Railroad

Yacolt, Washington

Christmas Tree Special Train

Sunday, December 1

Saturday, December 7 & Sunday, December 8

Saturday, December 14 & Sunday, December 15

Saturday, December 21 & Sunday, December 22

Lake Whatcom Railway

Wickersham, Washington

Santa Train

Saturdays, December 7, 14, & 21

Mount Rainier Scenic Railroad

Elbe, Washington

Santa Express Train

Friday, December 6 – Sunday, December 8

Friday, December 13 – Sunday, December 15

Friday, December 20 – Sunday, December 22

Northern Pacific Railway Museum

Toppenish, Washington

Toy Train Christmas with Santa

Saturday, November 30

Saturday, December 7 & Sunday, December 8

Saturday, December 14 & Sunday, December 15

Saturday, December 21 & Sunday, December 22

Northwest Railroad Museum

Snoqualmie, Washington

Santa Train

Saturday, November 30 & Sunday, December 1

Saturday, December 7 & Sunday, December 8

Saturday, December 14 & Sunday, December 15

Friday, December 20 & Saturday, December 21

Yakima Valley Trolleys

Yakima, Washington

Santa Claus Trolley

Saturdays, December 7 & 14

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