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Parlor No. 88 Seats up to 30
All Ages 2+
Infants (Age 0-1) Free
Private Charter Up to 30 people
Lounge Car No. 118 Seats up to 22
All Ages 2+
Infants (Age 0-1) Free
Private Charter Up to 22 people
Lounge Car No. 75 Seats up to 14
All Ages 2+
Infants (Age 0-1) Free
Private Charters Up to 14 people

Santa Train Ride to Paradise

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 small gift from Santa during this nostalgic 45-minute steam train ride.

Additionally, guests can enjoy the Cranky Cars and miniature steam train attractions (when open), a visit with Mrs. Claus, and music from professional carolers and musicians. First Class guests receive complimentary hot cocoa and a cookie.

Santa Letters: If you would like a return letter from Santa, please bring a standard-sized (No. 10), self-addressed stamped envelope with you and place it in the “North Pole Express” mailbox located near the Mrs. Claus area.

First-Class Parlor Car “Marion” No. 88
Surround yourself in splendor and comfort aboard the Parlor Car. Indulge yourself with our unique selection of confections and beverages available for purchase.
a train car filled with furniture and a large window

First Class Lounge Car No. 75 and No. 118
Enjoy the luxury of the highback, swivel captain’s chairs. Confections and beverages may be purchased separately onboard the car.

a living room filled with furniture and a large windowa dining room table in front of a window