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Adult Ages 12 and up
Child Ages 2-11
Infant Under Age 2
*Price does not include meal, make your selection at checkout

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. during this nostalgic 45-minute steam train ride.

Weather permitting, rides aboard our Pint-sized Pufferbelly and the Cranky Cars will be available too.

Santa Letters: If you would like a return letter from Santa, please bring a self-addressed stamped envelope with you and place it in the “North Pole Express” mailbox located near the Mrs. Clause area.

Seasonal Fall/Winter Menu is offered from October 1 to December 31, 2021.

All meals include a non-alcoholic drink and a bag of potato chips. Additional non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks are available for purchase.

Choice of:

  • Café 1832 Crabby Patty Sandwich (Crab patty, arugula, tomato, and Cajun tartar sauce on a Kaiser roll. Served with potato chips and a soft drink.)
  • Falafel Sandwich (Falafel with spicy-sweet tomato aioli, arugula on an onion roll. Served with potato chips and a soft drink.)
  • Puffer Belly Roast Beef Sandwich (Roast beef, sharp cheddar cheese, horseradish-garlic mayo, and caramelized onions on a toasted Italian roll. Served with potato chips and a soft drink.)
  • Turkey BLT (Turkey, arugula, tomato, spinach, chipotle-BBQ mayo in a spinach wrap. Served with potato chips and a soft drink.)

For the Kids–
Choice of:

  • All-Beef Hot Dog
  • Ham and Cheese Sandwich
  • Kids Peanut Butter & Jelly

All kid’s meals include a non-alcoholic drink and a bag of potato chips.

For your convenience, all Guests MUST select a meal choice at the time of booking (online checkout)

Our Dining Car

“Lee E. Brenner” No. 93

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 for Strasburg’s second president, Lee E. Brenner.

Meal and gratuity included: Guests must select a meal choice at the time of booking.


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!

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