Northern Lights Limited & Santa Express


Join us as we embark on a magical journey and celebrate the Christmas season. The Santa Express and Northern Lights Limited are by far our most popular trains of the year, running every weekend (Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays) from the day after thanksgiving all the way up to the weekend before Christmas Eve.

The Santa Express is the name of our earlier trains, where parents and kids alike are able to hop on board for the opportunity to visit with Santa Claus. As the trains travels through the cold winter wilderness, passengers will be able to visit with Santa and play with his Elves. Each child will also get a special gift from Santa’s own toy bag.

The Northern Lights Limited is the name for our evening trains, which are similar to our earlier Santa Express trains, but with some added touch. Leaving under the cover of nightfall, experience the magic as the lights inside and out of each car are lit, illuminating the entire train in a soft, cheerful glow. Upon departure, you will be taken directly to the North Pole, picking up Santa and Mrs. Claus for all to see. Once on board the train, Santa and Mrs. Claus will take turns visiting with all those on board as the train slowly chugs along through the night. While Santa is visiting the rest of all the good boys and girls on the train, his Elves will be keeping you busy playing and singing along to the music. Each child will get an extra special gift from Santa’s toy bag.

Both our Santa Express and Northern Lights Limited offer a very special 1st class service. With the purchase of 1st class tickets, you will get a top notch experience. Currently in service we have our fully restored, 1880s Rutland 260 first class car. This car offers an all wood interior, with extra comfy seating. Also included in this top notch service is hot chocolate, cookies, a souvenir mug, and a goodie bag full of surprises. 1st class seating is very limited and is always sold out, so be sure to get your tickets ahead of time.

Tickets Available Here

242 E Main St
Thomaston, CT 06787
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