Santa’s Paradise Express
Boarding times are 15 minutes before departure times
Santa Claus welcomes you and passengers of all ages at America’s oldest operating railroad for a truly magical steam train and Christmas experience!
Christmas tradition for over 60 years continues as the historic Strasburg Rail Road welcomes a very special visitor this holiday season. Climb aboard our vintage steam train to travel down the tracks to Paradise, Pennsylvania, and back. Children ages 11 and under will also receive a small gift from Santa.
The Strasburg Rail Road features a variety of meticulously-restored train accommodations including our business class President’s Car, First Class Parlor, and Lounge cars, a Dining car, and a fleet of beautifully-restored wooden Coaches. For the comfort of our passengers, all cars are heated with historic pot-bellied coal stoves, just like the old days! Pre-purchase your tickets to ensure your preferred accommodation and train departure time as part of a fun, old-fashioned Christmas!