Mid Atlantic

Yuletide trains on track for fun at Mid Atlantic US railroads

 
Young boy visiting Santa, Strasburg Rail Road, Ronks, Pennsylvania.
Young boy visiting Santa, Strasburg Rail Road, Ronks, Pennsylvania. © Strasburg Rail Road

Delaware


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.

Wilmington, Delaware
Wilmington & Western Railroad

Santa Claus Express Train operates Saturdays and Sundays, November 25th through December 24th.
Holiday Lights Express operates daily, Thursday, December 8th through Saturday, December 23rd; Tuesday, December 26th through Saturday, December 30th.
Telephone: +1 (302) 998-1930.

Maryland


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.

Baltimore, Maryland
Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum

Polar Express sold out for 2017.
B&O Magical Holiday Express operates daily, Saturday, December 1st through Sunday, December 31st (no trains December 24th and 25th).
Roundhouse Breakfast Buffet & Train Ride operates Saturday, December 2nd and Sundays, December 3rd and 10th.
Holiday Story & Train Ride operates Saturday and Sunday, December 2nd and 3rd. Thursday, December 14th.
Royal Breakfast Buffet & Train Ride runs Saturday and Sunday, December 9th and 10th.
Special Holiday Train Rides runs Tuesday, December 26th through Sunday, December 31st.
Telephone: +1 (410) 752-2490.

Colesville, Maryland
National Capital Trolley Museum

Holly TrolleyFest operates Saturdays and Sundays, December 2nd through December 23rd; Saturday, December 30th.
Telephone: +1 (301) 384-6088.

Walkersville, Maryland
Walkersville Southern Railroad

Santa Trains operates Saturdays and Sundays, November 25th through December 23rd (no train Sunday, December 24th).
Telephone: +1 (301) 898-0899.

Cumberland, Maryland
Western Maryland Scenic Railroad

Christmas Wonderland Express operates Fridays through Sundays, November 24th through December 23rd (no train Sunday, December 24th).
Holiday Limited operates Fridays and Saturdays, November 24th through December 23rd.
New Year’s Eve Murder Mystery Ride runs Sunday, December 31st.
Telephone: +1 (800) 872-4650.

New Jersey


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.

Flemington, New Jersey
Black River & Western Railroad

North Pole Express Trains operate Saturdays, Sundays, and Thanksgiving Friday, Saturday, November 18th through December 17th.
Telephone: +1 (908) 782-6622.

Phillipsburg, New Jersey
Delaware River Excursion

Polar Express sold out for 2017.
Telephone: +1 (877) 872-4674.

Richland and Tuckahoe, New Jersey
Cape May Seashore Line

Santa Express operates Saturdays, Sundays, and selected weekdays, November 25th through December 23rd;
Winter Limited runs Wednesday, December 27th.
Telephone: +1 (555) 555-5555.

Wall Township, New Jersey
New Jersey Museum of Transportation – Pine Creek Railroad

Christmas Express Daytime Trains operate Saturdays, Sundays, and Thanksgiving Friday, November 24th through December 17th.
Christmas Express Nights Trains run Saturdays, December 2nd, 9th, and 16th.
Telephone: +1 (732) 938-5524.

Wayne, New Jersey
Tri-State Railway Historical Society

Santa Train runs Saturday, December 9th.
Telephone: +1 (973) 656-0707.

Whippany, New Jersey
Whippany Railroad Museum – Morristown & Erie Railway

Polar Express operates Fridays through Sundays, November 18th through December 3rd; Thursday through Sunday, December 7th through 10th; daily, Thursday, December 14 through Sunday, December 31st (no trains Christmas Day).
Telephone: +1 (973) 887-8177.

New York


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.

Aquebogue, New York
North Fork Trolley Co.

Polar Express Ride operates Fridays through Sundays, November 24th through December 3rd; Thursdays through Sundays, December 7th through 17th; daily, Wednesday, December 20th through Saturday, December 23rd.
Telephone: +1 (631) 369-3031.

Arcade, New York
Arcade & Attica Railroad

North Pole Express operates Saturdays, Sundays, and Thanksgiving Friday, Saturday, November 18th through December 3rd; Fridays through Sundays, December 8th through December 23rd (no train Sunday, December 24th).
Telephone: +1 (585) 492-3100.

Kingston, New York
Catskill Mountain Railroad

Polar Express Train operates Fridays through Sundays, November 17th through December17th; Thursday through Saturday, December 21st through 23rd; Tuesday through Thursday, December 26th through 28th.
Telephone: +1 (845) 688-7400.

Medina &amp Lockport, New York
Medina Railroad Museum

Polar Express Train operates Saturdays and Sundays, November 25th through December 17th.
Telephone: +1 (585) 798-6106.

Milford, New York
Cooperstown and Charlotte Valley Railroad

North Pole Express runs Saturdays, December 2nd, 9th, and 16th.
Telephone: +1 (607) 432-2429.

Rush, New York
Rochester Train Rides – Rochester & Genesee Railroad Museum

Santa Trains run Saturdays, December 9th and 16th.
Telephone: +1 (585) 533-1431.

Milford, New York
Cooperstown and Charlotte Valley Railroad

Santa Express operates Saturdays, Sundays, and Thanksgiving Friday, November 24th through December 17th.
Telephone: +1 (607) 432-2429.

Saratoga Springs, New York
Saratoga & North Creek Railway

The Train to Christmas Town with Santa operates Friday through Sunday, November 24th through 26th; Thursday, November 30th through Sunday, December 3rd; Wednesdays through Sundays, December 6th through December 17th; Tuesday, December 19th through Saturday, December 23rd; Tuesday, December 26th.
Telephone: +1 (877) 726-7245.

Utica, New York
Adirondack Scenic Railroad

Polar Express Train operates Fridays through Sundays, November 17th through December 3rd; Thursdays through Sundays, December 7th through December 17th; Monday, December 18th and Tuesday, December 19th.
Telephone: +1 (800) 819-2291.

Pennsylvania


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.

Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
Bellefonte Historical Railroad Society

Santa Express operates Friday through Sunday, December 15th through 17th,
Telephone: +1 (814) 355-1053 .

Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania
Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway

Santa Claus Specials operate Saturdays, Sundays, and Thanksgiving Friday, November 24th through December 17th; Friday, December 22nd and Saturday, December 23rd.
Telephone: +1 (610) 562-2102.

Kempton, Pennsylvania
Wanamaker, Kempton & Southern Railroad – The Hawk Mountain Line

Story Time with Mrs. Claus Train runs Friday, December 1st.
Santa Claus Special Train operates Saturday, December 2nd and Sunday, December 3rd.
Telephone: +1 (610) 756-6469.

Middletown, Pennsylvania
Middletown & Hummelstown Railroad

Santa Surprise Daytime Trains operate Saturdays and Sundays, November 25th through 23rd (no train Sunday, December 24th).
Polar Bear Express Evening Trains run Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, December 15th through 23rd (no train Sunday, December 24th).
Telephone: +1 (877) 987-2469.

New Freedom, Pennsylvania
Northern Central Railway

Santa Sing-Along Trains operate Thursdays through Saturdays, November 30th through December 23rd; also Monday, November 27th and Sundays, December 10th and 17th.
Tannenbaum Christmas Tree Train runs Saturdays, Sundays, and Thanksgiving Friday, November 18th through December 3rd.
Telephone: +1 (717) 942-2370.

New Hope, Pennsylvania
New Hope & Ivyland Railroad

North Pole Express operates Saturday and Sunday, November 11th and 12th; daily, November 18th through December 31st (no trains on Thanksgiving or Christmas Days).
Santa’s Steam Spectacular runs Santa’s Steam Spectacular runs Friday through Sunday, November 24 through 26th; daily, Friday, December 1st through Sunday, December 31st (no trains on Thanksgiving or Christmas Day).
Telephone: +1 (215) 862-2332.

Rockhill Furnace, Pennsylvania
Rockhill Trolley Museum

Polar Bear Express Trolley operates Fridays and Saturdays, November 24th through December 9th.
Santa’s Trolley runs Saturday, December 2nd.
Telephone: +1 (610) 437-0448.

Ronks, Pennsylvania
Strasburg Rail Road

Santa’s Paradise Express operates Saturdays, Sundays, and Thanksgiving Friday, November 24th through December 17th.
The Night Before Christmas Trains run Thursdays and Fridays, November 30th through December 22nd.
Christmas Tree Trains run Saturday, December 2nd.
Telephone: +1 (866) 725-9666.

Scranton, Pennsylvania
Electric City Trolley Museum

Toys for Tots Train operates Friday November 24th.
Santa on the Trolley runs Saturdays and Sundays, November 25th through December 23th (no train Sunday, December 24th).
Telephone: +1 (570) 963-6590.

Titusville, Pennsylvania
Oil Creek & Titusville Railroad

Santa Trains run Saturdays, November 25th and December 2nd.
Telephone: +1 (814) 676-1733.

West Chester, Pennsylvania
West Chester Railroad

Santa Express Train operates Saturdays, Sundays, and Thanksgiving Friday, November 18th through December 23rd (no train Sunday, December 24th).
Christmas Tree Train runs Sundays, November 26th and December 3rd and 10th.
Telephone: +1 (610) 430-2233.