Enjoy a 45-minute train ride through the Pennsylvania countryside in one of our regular train cars! A great excursion for the whole family.
- Adult Ages 12 and up
- Child Ages 2-11
- Coach Car Private Charter Tree Train Coach Private Charter
Take a Train Ride and Pick a Christmas Tree!
For 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.
Once at Leaman Place Grove, you have approximately one hour to choose and purchase that special Christmas tree. We bale it and you can watch it being loaded on our heritage freight car while enjoying a roaring campfire and the sound of Christmas carols. For those guests riding the evening trains, the grove is lit with old-fashioned, Edison-style lighting to illuminate the trees.
You and your tree then return to the station, where friendly Strasburg Rail Road staff assist you with loading your tree onto/into your vehicle. Passengers aboard the Christmas Tree Train can expect to be returned to the East Strasburg Station one-and-a-half hours after departure.
The Christmas Tree Train runs independent of the regularly scheduled Santa’s Paradise Express and Night Before Christmas trains. Santa is not aboard the Christmas Tree Train. Seating is limited, so we encourage you to secure your tickets early.
Please note that the tree has an additional cost. Cash and credit cards are accepted at Leaman Place Grove. Frasier Fir Christmas trees range in height from 6′ to 8′.
Wreaths, swags, sprays, and roping will also be available. We recommend contacting us in advance if you are interested in a shorter or taller tree. Back at the station, our gift shops have a variety of keepsake ornaments to purchase as a special memory of your Christmas Tree Train experience.
Trains operate rain or shine.
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!
Our standard coaches are beautifully restored in authentic Victorian style. Enjoy the comfort of potbelly stove heat during cold days. During warmer weather, open the windows for some fresh air.