Enjoy a 45-minute train ride through the Pennsylvania countryside in one of our regular train cars! A great excursion for the whole family.
- Private Caboose Up to 10 friends!
Ride in the Caboose with Santa!
Ho, ho, ho! Santa’s aboard this classic steam train for a holiday ride to remember!
A Christmas tradition since 1959, Strasburg Rail Road welcomes a very special visitor every November and December. That’s right, Santa himself climbs aboard the historic steam train to greet families as they travel down the tracks to Paradise, PA, and back. As a special treat, children ages 11 and under receive a gift from Santa and his helper during this nostalgic 45-minute steam train ride.
Weather permitting, rides aboard our Pint-Sized Pufferbelly and the Cranky Cars will be available too.
All tickets must be pre-purchased online.
Caboose charters sell out fast. Advance purchase required. Book now for fast and convenient checkout.
As COVID cases are on the rise, the Strasburg Rail Road wishes to ensure the health and safety of our Team Members and Guests.
– Our Team Members are wearing face masks to help protect themselves, our Guests, and co-workers.
– We ask that unvaccinated Guests wear a face mask for the duration of their visit to the Strasburg Rail Road. Guests who are fully vaccinated are urged to wear a face mask when aboard the train or when visiting our retail shops and Café 1832.
– Face masks may be removed when eating or drinking.
Thank you for helping to keep the Strasburg Rail Road a safe place to visit!
About the Caboose
Constructed in 1925, this cozy accommodation provides a glimpse of what it may have been like to be a crew member of an early 20th-century steam train. Climb into the cupola seats for a truly unique view of the train. (Note: Cupola seating does require ascending and descending a ladder.)
Your caboose ticket provides you with a 45-minute round-trip ride aboard America’s oldest continuously operating railroad, nicknamed the “Road to Paradise.” Enjoy the onboard commentary as you traverse the beautiful Lancaster County countryside.