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A Christmas tradition for 65 years continues at the historic Strasburg Rail Road. Choose from Santa’s Paradise Express, Night Before Christmas Train, Santa Claus Limited, or the Christmas Tree Train. You can also have breakfast or dinner with Mrs. Claus.

Learn more below and select the perfect Christmas experience.


SANTA CLAUS LIMITED icon This is our regular 45-minute steam excursion but with Santa Claus on board running
Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays during the day. The property is decorated for Christmas.

SANTA’S PARADISE EXPRESS iconlogo a close up of a toyicon icon this is a 64+ year tradition of the Strasburg Rail Road. A 45-minute excursion train ride with Santa on board, a gift from Santa, a picture opportunity with Santa Claus, professional carolers, professional musicians, Cranky Cars and miniature steam train attractions (when open), and a visit with Mrs. Claus are all included! First Class guests receive complimentary hot cocoa and a cookie. This experience runs every Saturday and Sunday from Nov. 16 to Dec. 24.

a close up of a toyNIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS arrowThis very special performance train recreates the excitement and anticipation of Christmas Eve. Clement Clarke Moore’s classic poem, “The Night Before Christmas,” comes alive as the train rolls along. All guests receive complimentary milk and a cookie. Each train car has a professional reader/performer to entrain on the train ride. This is a performance train with a professional actor/singer in each car. This experience runs every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings.


CHRISTMAS TREE TRAINFor that special Currier and Ives Christmas experience, take a ride aboard Strasburg Rail Road’s Christmas Tree Train! Travel by authentic steam train to Leaman Place Grove, where you can choose a pre-cut Frasier Fir tree and have it delivered back to the station. First-class guests receive complimentary hot cocoa and a cookie. Guests are encouraged to purchase a Christmas tree. 

BREAKFAST and DINNER WITH MRS. CLAUSIndulge in a hearty scrumptious family-style breakfast OR shape traditional Christmas-fare dinner served in Strasburg Rail Road’s Lefever Hall by our dining staff from Cafe 1832. Mrs. Claus will be on hand to greet your family and interact with everyone during this intimate dining experience. Breakfast is served at 8:30 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays; Dinner is served at 6:00 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. This experience is STATIONARY, separate from the train ride.


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