Thomas the Tank Engine and friend Mavis visit the Strasburg Rail Road for Halloween Day Out With Thomas event

Thomas, Mavis & the Strasburg Spooktacular!

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Available Dates:
  • October 30, 2020
  • October 31, 2020
  • November 1, 2020



Everyone age 2 years old and older need an event ticket. Children ages 0-1 are free, but must sit on a lap for the train rides.

Thomas Train - Includes Thomas train ride and all event activities.

Sodor Deluxe - Includes three (3) train rides: the 20-minute Thomas Train ride, 12-minute Mavis Train ride, and the 45-minute ride on the regular steam train, plus all event activities.

Your Thomas, Mavis & the Strasburg Spooktacular ticket offers tons of “traintastic” Fall fun at Strasburg Rail Road.

Thomas, Mavis, and the Strasburg Spooktacular offers a unique opportunity for young engineers and their families to take a Halloween-decorated, 20-minute ride with everyone’s favorite blue #1 engine, Thomas the Tank Engine™ and to meet Sir Topham Hatt™, the Controller of the Railway!

In addition, Thomas will be joined by a very special guest! In October 2020,Thomas’s friend Mavis will visit the Strasburg Rail Road for the very first time! Thomas, Mavis, and the Strasburg Spooktacular includes Trick or Treat stations, Halloween costume contests, face painting, pumpkin decorating, other fall-themed games, and more. Step inside the Thomas & Friends Imagination Station with Thomas-themed activities including stamps, temporary tattoos, Thomas storytelling, and Thomas video viewing area. Also included in this spooktacular event are the Pintsized Pufferbelly (our unique miniature steam train), Cranky Cars, and more!

The activities at Thomas, Mavis, and the Strasburg Spooktacular are for you and your children to enjoy for the duration of the event. (The activities may be enjoyed both before and after your ride behind Thomas so be sure to plan your day accordingly.)

Your ticket to Thomas, Mavis & the Strasburg Spooktacular includes a 20-minute train ride with Thomas and a variety of Thomas & Friends themed entertainment, including Storytelling and Video Viewing, Temporary Tattoos of Island of Sodor friends, an Imagination Station and more. Families also have the opportunity to meet Sir Topham Hatt™, the Chairman of the Railway on the Island of Sodor. At Strasburg Rail Road we offer a complete selection of Thomas the train merchandise including Thomas clothing, games and other keepsakes available for purchase in our gift shop. Additionally, guests have the option to include rides with Mavis and/or our regular steam locomotive. 

Thomas, Mavis & the Strasburg Spooktacular is a special Day Out With Thomas event. Get more details on 2020 Thomas activities. 

FAQs for planning your visit to Day Out With Thomas. 

Who is Thomas the Tank Engine?

Thomas the Tank Engine — known to many as Thomas the Train or simply Thomas — is a really useful engine, and his Island of Sodor friends have chugged their way into the hearts of preschoolers and their grownups worldwide. Based on The Railway Series of classic stories authored by a father who loved trains and desired a shared experience with his son, Thomas & Friends is a rite of passage that inspires the imagination while teaching the life lessons of friendship, exploration and cooperation. Learn more about Thomas here.

What are the appropriate ages for Thomas, Mavis & the Strasburg Spooktacular?

Thomas, Mavis & the Strasburg Spooktacular is a family event that welcomes passengers of all ages.

Will this event be scary?

Thomas is easily frightened, so Sir Topham Hatt will ensure that this event is fun, family-friendly, and suitable for all ages. This is not a scary event.

How do I purchase tickets?

For tickets and information visit or call 866.468.7630.

When do tickets go on sale?

Generally, tickets will be available through Ticketweb ( no later than March of each year.

Where is the event?

301 Gap Road, Ronks, PA 17572 

Click here for driving directions, and bookmark a copy of our event map on your phone to help find your way around the property.

Do the regular Strasburg trains operate during the Thomas Event?

Yes! You may purchase tickets at the station for the regular 45-minute train during the Day Out With Thomas events.