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President's Car Seats up to 20
All Ages 2+
Private Charter Up to 20 people
Parlor No. 88 Seats up to 30
All Ages 2+
Private Charter Up to 30 people
Lounge Car No. 118 Seats up to 22
All Ages 2+
Private Charter Up to 22 people
Lounge Car No. 75 Seats up to 14
All Ages 2+
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 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.

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!

Train Car Options

President’s Car No. 10
Enjoy a luxurious experience in our top-of-the-line car. Confections and beverages may be purchased separately onboard the car.
a kitchen with wooden cabinets and a fireplacea vase sitting on top of a wooden chair

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

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