Christmas Tree Train

We will see you next year!

Strasburg Rail Road’s Christmas Tree Trains for the morning of 12/1/2018 are SOLD OUT. Tickets for Santa’s Paradise Express and the Night Before Christmas Train remain available.

Ride aboard the Christmas Tree Train to Leaman Place Grove where you can choose a pre-cut Frasier or Douglas Fir tree and have it delivered by steam on a flatcar back to the station.

We are currently offering two Christmas Tree Train departure times. Trains will depart on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m for this exclusive train ride. (Tickets are purchased by depature time, and these trains will sell out. Purchase your tickets early.)

Once at Leaman Place Grove, passengers will have approximately one hour to choose and purchase that special Christmas tree. Watch it being loaded on the flatcar and enjoy free refreshments. Professional photographers will be available to capture that special memory. You will then be returned to the station to pick up your tree from the flatcar. Passengers aboard the Christmas Tree Train can expect to be returned to the East Strasburg Station one-and-a-half hours after departure. Friendly Strasburg Rail Road staff will assist you with loading your tree.  Back at the historic East Strasburg station, children will be treated to storybook readings of holiday classics aboard our heated Caboose (stationary) and visitors of all ages can enjoy a ride aboard the Tinsel Trolley, a self-propelled motor car.

The Christmas Tree Train runs independent of the regularly scheduled Santa’s Paradise Express trains.  Seating is limited, so guests are encouraged to purchase tickets early.

Please note that the tree cost is an additional cost.  Christmas trees are priced individually.  However, the average cost of Christmas trees is approximately $50-65.00. Cash and credit cards are accepted at Leaman Place Grove. The majority of Christmas trees available range in height from 6′ to 8′. Shorter and taller trees are available in limited quantities. We recommend contacting us in advance if you are interested in a shorter or taller tree. Wreaths, swags, tree stands will also be available for purchase at the Grove. Back at the Station, our Gift Shops have a variety of keepsake ornaments to purchase as a special memory of your Christmas Tree Train experience.

Trains operates rain or shine.