New England

Christmas magic on track at railroads across New England

 
North Pole Express, Essex Steam Train & Valley Railroad, Essex, Connecticut.
North Pole Express, Essex Steam Train & Valley Railroad, Essex, Connecticut. © Connecticut Office of Tourism

Connecticut


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.

Danbury, Connecticut
Danbury Railway Museum

Train to Santa’s Railyard runs Saturdays and Sundays, December 3rd through December 17th.
Telephone: +1 (203)-778-8337.

East Haven, Connecticut
Shore Line Trolley Museum

Trolley to Santa’s Winter Wonderland operates operate Saturdays, Sundays, and Thanksgiving Friday, November 24th through December 17th.
Telephone: +1 (203) 467-6927.

East Windsor, Connecticut
Connecticut Trolley Museum – Connecticut Electric Railway Association

WinterFest and Tunnel of Lights Trolley operates Fridays through Sundays, November 24th through December 23rd (no train Sunday, December 24th); Tuesday through Saturday, December 26th through 30th.
Telephone: +1 (860) 627-6540.

Essex, Connecticut
Essex Steam Train – Valley Railroad

Santa Special Daytime Train operates Saturdays, Sundays, and Thanksgiving Friday, November 24th through December 23rd.
North Pole Express Evening Train runs Thursdays through Sundays, November 9th through 26th (no train, Thanksgiving Day); daily except Mondays, November 28th through 23rd; Tuesday through Friday, December 26th through 29th.
Telephone: +1 (800) 377-3987.

Thomaston, Connecticut
Naugatuck Railroad – Railroad Museum of New England

Northern Lights Limited Evening Train operates Fridays through Sundays, November 24th through December 23rd (no train Sunday, December 24th).
Santa Express Daytime Train runs Saturdays and Sundays, November 25th through December 23rd (no train Sunday, December 24th).
Telephone: +1 (860) 283-7245.

Maine


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.

Alna, Maine
Wiscasset, Waterville and Farmington Railway Museum

Victorian Christmas Train operates Saturdays, December 16th and 23rd.
Telephone: +1 (207) 882-4193.

Boothbay, Maine
Boothbay Railway Village

North Pole Express operates Saturdays and Sundays, December 9th through December 23rd (no train Sunday, December 24th). Telephone: +1 (207) 633-4727.

Kennebunkport, Maine
Seashore Trolley Museum

Christmas Prelude Trolley operates Fridays through Sundays, December 1st through December 10th.
Santa on the Trolley at the Seashore runs Saturday, December 9th.
Telephone: +1 (207) 967-2800.

Portland, Maine
Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum

Polar Express Train operates Fridays through Sundays, November 24th through December 17th; daily, Tuesday, December 19th through Saturday, December 23rd.
Telephone: +1 (207) 828-0814.

Massachusetts


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.

Carver, Massachusetts
Edaville USA

VIP Santa Train (including Christmas Festival of Lights) operates Saturdays and Sundays, November 19th through December 24th.
Telephone: +1 (508) 866-8190.

Hyannis, Massachusetts
Cape Cod Central Railroad

The Train to Christmas Town with Santa operates Fridays through Sundays, November 17th through December 3rd; daily (except Mondays), Thursday, December 7th through Wednesday, December 27th (no trains, Tuesday, December 12th).
Telephone: +1 (888) 797-7245.

North Adams, Massachusetts
Hoosac Valley Train Rides – Berskhire Scenic Railway Museum

Tinseliner operates Saturday, Sundays, and Thanksgiving Friday, November 24th through December 17th.
Telephone: +1 (413) 637-2210.

Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts
Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum

Moonlight Magic Holiday Trolley operates Friday, November 24, 2017.
Telephone: +1 (413) 625-9443.

New Hampshire


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.

Lincoln, New Hampshire
Hobo Railroad

Ho-Ho-Hobo Santa Express operate Saturdays, Sundays, and Thanksgiving Friday, November 24th through December 23rd (no train, Sunday, December 24th).
Telephone: +1 (603) 745-2135.

North Conway, New Hampshire
Conway Scenic Railway

Journey to the North Pole (hosted by Believe in Books Literacy Foundation) operates Fridays through Sundays, November 24th through December 3rd; Thursdays through Sundays, December 7th through December 17th; Friday, December 22nd and Saturday, December 23rd.
Santa’s Holiday Express Train runs Saturdays, Sundays, and Thanksgiving Friday, November 24th through December 10th; daily, Saturday, December 16th through Saturday, December 23rd.
Holiday Week Trains run Tuesday, December 26th through Sunday, December 31st.
Telephone: +1 (800) 232-5251.

Rhode Island


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.

Woonsocket, Rhode Island
Blackstone Valley Tourist Council – Providence & Worcester Railroad

Polar Express Train operates Fridays through Sundays, November 17th through December 23rd (no train Sunday, December 24th).
Telephone: +1 (401) 495-1213.

Middletown, Rhode Island
Newport & Narragansett Bay Railroad

Dickens Christmas Dinner Train operates Fridays and Saturdays, December 2nd through December 23rd.
Breakfast and Lunch Train Rides with Santa operate Saturdays and Sundays, December 2nd through December 23rd (mo train, Sunday, December 23rd).
Telephone: +1 (401) 295-1203.

Vermont


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.

Rutland, Vermont
Catamount Mountain Radio – Green Mountain Railroad

Santa Train operates Saturday, December 2nd.
Telephone: +1 (518) 786-6792.

Lyndonville, Vermont
The Freight House – Green Mountain Railroad

North Pole Express operates Saturday, December 2nd and Sunday, December 3rd.
Hotel packages available
Telephone: +1 (802) 626-1174.

Manchester, Vermont
Manchester Lions Club – Green Mountain Railroad

The Elf Express Train with Santa operates Saturday and Sunday, December 16th and 17th.
Telephone: +1 (800) 362-4144.

Burlington, Vermont
Vermont Children’s Trust Foundation – Green Mountain Railroad

Polar Express operates Saturday and Sunday, December 9th and 10th.
Telephone: +1 (888) 475-5437.

Hartford, Vermont
White River Rotary Club – Green Mountain Railroad

Polar Express Train operates Saturday and Sunday, December 9th and 10th.
Telephone: +1 (802) 299-1005.