Santa Special

Dream, Believe, Discover

All aboard the Santa Special for a one-of-a-kind, daytime holiday experience. Make sure you’re camera-ready for that “special moment” when Santa and Mrs. Claus visit each child! Enjoy the spirit of the season as you relax with family and friends aboard festive railway cars adorned with vintage decorations. Rudolph and Pablo the Penguin will be on board to spread holiday cheer. Plus, each child will receive a small holiday gift from Santa’s Elves!

Ride length is approximately 60 minutes.



Ticket Information (tickets go on sale in mid-September – follow us on Facebook to stay informed)

Coach Tickets (Padded Bench Seating)

First Class Car (Individual Armchair Seats with Cash Beverage Service)

First Class Car with Reindeer Breakfast
(Reindeer Breakfast in River Valley Junction prior to 10:30 am departure only)




Reindeer Breakfast

Relax and enjoy a festive family meal in River Valley Junction before your 10:30 am Santa Special departure, prepared by the team that brings you the Essex Clipper Dinner Train and caters our Events and Functions

On the Menu:  Scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, toast, biscuits & gravy, bagels, muffins, cut fruit, cereal, coffee, tea, and juice.

Serving Time:  9:00 – 10:00 am, 10:15 am boarding

Reindeer Breakfast is available to First Class passengers at an additional cost…





Take a picture on Santa’s sleigh