Snow, trains, Santa and Christmas time – who doesn’t love the combination? Luckily here in the northwest there are several snow trains to take advantage of in the coming weeks.
Alki Tours Snow Train to Leavenworth Tree Lighting Festival
Musicians, magicians, breakfast and dinner on this trip to and from the Bavarian-themed town of Leavenworth.
Prices are $139 for children and $149 for adults.
- Saturdays, December 7, 14 & 21
Chehalis-Centralia Railroad and Museum Chehalis, Washington
Santa Steam Train (30 minutes)
Visit with Santa and have your picture taken
Price is $10 (under 2 free)
- Weekends, December 7 through December 15
Polar Express Train (hour and a half)
Santa, cookies, hot chocolate and a reading of the book Polar Express
Price is $20 for children, $30 for adults
- Fridays through Sundays, November 29 – Sunday, December 22
Chelatchie Prairie Railroad Yacolt, Washington Christmas Tree Special Train
Prices range from $8-$11 for children ages 2-4, $10-$13 for children ages 5-12 an $15-$18 for adults.
- Weekends, December 1 through December 22
Lake Whatcom Railway Wickersham, Washington Santa Train
Prices are $12.50 for children, $25 for adults
- Saturdays, December 7, 14, & 21
Mount Rainier Scenic Railroad Elbe, Washington Santa Express Train
Visit Santa and drink hot chocolate while riding along the foothills of Mt. Rainier!
Prices are $22 for children ages 2-12, and $27 for adults.
- Fridays through Sundays, December 6 – December 22
Northern Pacific Railway Museum Toppenish, Washington Toy Train Christmas with Santa
A unique experience that involves playing with lots of toy trains! A short train ride on a caboose is included.
Prices are $4 for children and $6 for adult.
- Weekends, November 30 – December 22
Northwest Railroad Museum Snoqualmie, Washington Santa Train
A beautiful old train depot and museum, Santa, and cocoa!
Prices are $20 for everyone.
- Weekends, November 30 through December 21
Oregon Mount Hood Railroad Hood River, Oregon Polar Express Train Saturday
Caroling, hot chocolate, Santa, and a special treat!
Prices range from $18-$38 for children and $26 to $46 for adults.
- November 9 – December 29
Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad Garibaldi, Oregon Candy Cane Express Train
Ride along the Pacific Ocean with Santa! Cookies, candy, and hot chocolate!
Prices are $15 for ages 3-10 and $20 for adults.
- December 7 – December 15
Sumpter Valley Railroad McEwen & Sumpter, Oregon Christmas Train
Ride a steam-powered train back in time!
- December 7 – 15
Idaho Thunder Mountain Line Horseshoe Bend, Idaho Santa Express Train
Christmas music, coloring books, pictures with Santa, Santa’s Magic Forest, candy canes, and milk! Prices range from $20-$30 for children and $30-$40 for adults.
- Fridays through Sundays, November 22 – December 22
Charlie Russell Chew Choo Lewistown, Montana North Pole Adventure Train
Prices are $25 per person
- Weekends, November 30 through December 21.