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Santa Special

Dream, Believe, Discover

All aboard the Santa Special for a one-of-a-kind, daytime holiday experience!  Enjoy the spirit of the season as you relax with family and friends aboard festive railway cars adorned with vintage decorations.  Make sure you’re camera-ready for that “special moment” when Santa and Mrs. Claus visit each child.

  • Reindeer, Pablo the Penguin, and other characters will be onboard to spread holiday cheer.
  • Each child will receive a small holiday gift from Santa’s Elves!

Before or after your excursion, stop by River Valley Junction; whether you’re naughty or nice, this is where you’ll find an assortment of activities for every age!

  • Take your family pictures in Santa’s sleigh
  • Enjoy musical performances by Sunny Train!
  • Indulge yourself with freshly baked cookies & other goodies from the Kringle Cafe.

Ticket Information

Ticket On Sale Dates for Santa Special – follow us on Facebook to stay informed

2018 Full Car On Sale Date 9/24/18: Full Coach Car (60 seats) / Full First Class Cars (20, 32, 36 seats) by phone only (860-767-0103 / 800-377-3987)

2018 On Sale Date 9/25/18 : Individual First Class tickets online ONLY (www.essexsteamtrain.com) at 9:00 a.m.

2018 On Sale Date 9/25/18 : Individual Coach tickets online ONLY (www.essexsteamtrain.com) at 9:00 a.m.

2018 Santa Special will be operating on the following schedule:

Fri-Sat-Sun Nov. 23, 24, 25             Sat & Sun Dec 1-2            Sat & Sun Dec 8-9

Sat & Sun Dec 15-16                          Sat & Sun Dec. 22-23

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Coach Tickets Price $25.00

Padded Bench Seating

First Class Car Price $40.00

Individual armchair seats with cash beverage service

 

 

Take a picture on Santa’s sleigh

 

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