Passengers from the Past
Join us at Essex Steam Train & Riverboat as we host living history this summer! The platform at Essex Station will serve as both departure point and historical stage every weekend throughout June, when the country’s most renowned character actors will personify some of history’s most iconic figures.
North Pole Express
Board our locomotive-powered sleigh for a magical nighttime journey to the North Pole. Every coach becomes a stage for a LIVE musical performance of “The Night Before Christmas.” Celebrate the spirit of the season with Santa and Mrs. Claus, festive sing-a-longs, hot chocolate and sugar cookies.
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!
Get ready to pre-heat the oven, pull out the cookie sheets and gumdrops, and get ready for Essex Steam Train and Riverboat’s 2nd Annual Gingerbread House Competition and Show! This year’s theme is Christmas Around the World. This display will showcase the great holiday traditions of the world.