For the 19th year, the Tri-State Railway Historical Society will be offering Santa Train Rides on Dec. 10. Trains run from the Hackettstown, Mount Arlington, Netcong and the Dover stations. Each child will have the opportunity to meet Santa so parents should bring their cameras. Wherever you choose to board, you will ride a full round trip lasting about one hour. Your fare - $13 for adults and $9 for kids under 12 (2 years and younger are free) - includes an activity book and a little toy for every child. See the website for specific departure times for each station.
The Jersey Central Railway Historical Society's Central Chapter, in conjunction with Santa and Mrs. Claus, operates a Santa Claus Special that will run on Dec. 10. The train departs from Raritan at 8:30 AM and also from the eastbound platform (off South Avenue) of the Westfield Station in Westfield at 9 AM and 1 PM. (There is no afternoon departure from Raritan). The two-hour trip features Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus along with a few of Santa's helpers.There are sing-a-longs, candy canes and coloring books for the kids and a drawing for a train set. Santa pays a visit to each car and is more than happy to pose for pictures with the kids. Tickets are $13 for adults and $11 for children age 1 to 12. Children under 1 are FREE. You can purchase tickets on-line, or from participating retailers.
The Christmas Express is running days and nights at Allaire State Park this December. Santa rides the Christmas Express and talks to all the children. The train leaves every half hour from 11 AM to 4PM on December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 and 18.
On December 9, 10, 16 and 17, trains leave every half hour from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Each person planning to ride the train requires a paid ticket for this event and when you buy tickets, $6 per person, you are purchasing for a trip on a SET day and time. This event sells out every year so advance purchases are suggested. Tickets must be purchased in person at the station by cash or check only.
The Santa Express is a traditional Christmas train featuring an opportunity to meet Santa and his elves. These trains operate on our regular daytime schedule between Flemington and Ringoes, NJ. On each train, Santa and his elves will go through the train to greet each child and give them a free candy cane. The Santa Express is the perfect way for your toddlers to meet Santa for the first time in a comfortable atmosphere!
Schedule Sundays Only
Allow approx. 85 minutes for your roundtrip ride.
Santa and his elves are on each train described in the above schedule.
Tickets Age Standard Price Group Rate Under 3 FREE FREE 3-12 $7.50 $6.50 12+ $15.00 $13.00
Tickets are available at Flemington PRR station ONLY. Station hours are 10:45 AM - 3:00 PM.
The Santa Claus Special trains are running on the following dates, mark your Calenders.
The 10-mile, 45-minute round trip excursion from Whippany to Roseland and return allows riders time to enjoy the Spirit of the Season and the merriment on the train.
During each excursion, Santa makes his way through the train and visits with every child onboard. Santa's helpers follow along, giving the kids a special gift from Santa. Be sure to bring your camera and take pictures of the kids with Santa, so they can always remember their day onboard the train!
The SANTA CLAUS SPECIAL is a fundraising effort to benefit the Whippany Railway Museum, a non-profit Operating Heritage Railroad organization that is staffed by volunteers.
Christmas Express Days:
December 5th, 6th, 12th, 13th, 19th and 20th.
11:00 AM to 4:00 PM (trains leave every 30 minutes)
The Christmas Express – A Holiday Tradition!
Santa rides the Christmas Express and talks to all the children. Train leaves every half hour. Advance tickets go on sale October 16thth! This event sells out every year! Note: Each Person Requires A Paid Full Fare Ticket for this event.
Come to the station, as all tickets must be purchased in person.
Sorry no credit cards are accepted only cash or checks.
located in Allaire State Park, New Jersey
Route 524, Wall Township, New Jersey
Santa Train Ride departs weekends in December from Lehigh Junction located in the Historic Main Street area of Phillipsburg New Jersey. This ride features a visit from Santa on the train. Run by the New York Susquehanna & Western Technical & Historical Society, the rides leave 11 am, 12:30 pm, 2 pm and 3:30 pm on weekends only
For more info call
(answered in person operating days)
Train Ride Only
December 5, 6, 12, 13
Come meet Santa Claus on the Black River & Western Railroad! On every round-trip departure from Flemington Santa and his elves will visit each passenger and give them their own tasty treat. Photo opportunities are available as time permits.
Tickets are sold first-come first-serve at Flemington Station from 11:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. each day of the event. Prices are:
All passengers must board the Santa Express at Flemington Station. Each round-trip lasts approximately 75-80 minutes. Round-trip departures from Flemington Station are:
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