Enjoy a 45-minute train ride through the Pennsylvania countryside in one of our regular train cars! A great excursion for the whole family.
CHRISTMAS TREE TRAIN FIRST CLASS CARS
Pick your own Christmas tree!
- Adult Ages 12 and up
- Child Ages 2-11
Come Aboard the Christmas Tree Train
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 independently 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 9′ and cost between $66 and $90.
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.
President’s Car – Top of the line
Ride aboard the private and wonderfully appointed 1914 President’s Car. Enjoy the views from the Observation Room, Dining Room, or choose from one of the three State Rooms. Indulge yourself with our unique selection of confections and beverages available for purchase.
First-Class Lounge Car – Most comfortable swivel seats
Features soft, upholstered captain’s chairs that swivel for a full view of the countryside. Relax in air-conditioned comfort. Indulge yourself with our unique selection of confections and beverages available for purchase.
Henry K. Long