Join Santa himself on this historic steam train ride. He will greet families as they travel down the tracks to Paradise, PA. Join us for this holiday ride to remember!
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 will climb 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 will receive a gift from Santa and his helper during this nostalgic 45-minute steam train ride.
Inclusive price includes a 45-minute train ride, brunch fare, PA sales tax, gratuity, and the complete Santa Paradise Express experience. Enjoy a Christmas market, a picture opportunity with Santa, value added attractions (when open), professional carolers and musicians, and a visit with Mrs. Claus.
*Due to the nature of the dining experience and train car, any special requests or accommodations not discussed prior to the day-of cannot be guaranteed.
Seats sell out fast. Advance purchase is recommended. Book now for fast and convenient checkout.
The Lee E. Brenner Dining Car — America’s oldest operating all-wood dining railcar — recreates the traditional dining experience you would have experienced aboard an early 20th-century railroad. During the Edwardian era, dining on the rails was quite sophisticated. What now serves as Strasburg Rail Road’s dining car was built by the Laconia Car Company in 1926 and ran on the Boston & Maine Railroad until 1972. After its retirement in 1972, it arrived at the Strasburg Rail Road. It was rebuilt in 1993 and renamed to honor Strasburg’s second president, Lee E. Brenner.