Enjoy the holidays while riding the rails! There are two great train stations in Central KY that offer special Holiday events.
When snowflakes start to fly in Kentucky, Santa and Mrs. Claus bring Holiday Cheer to the Bluegrass Railroad Museum.
Santa Train Rides
Saturdays, November 25th, December 2nd & 9th, 2023 Rides at 11 am & 2 pm
Sundays, December 3rd & 10th, 2023 Rides at 2 pm
Once the train pulls out of the station for a 90 minute train ride, Santa visits with every child. Our Conductors and Car Hosts will help you pass the time while waiting for your turn with the jolly old elf.
Enjoy singing carols, watching the winter countryside or just relaxing with your family. At the end of the ride, there are candy canes for everyone before Santa gives his final farewell. Then he heads back to the North Pole to await his Big Night.
North Pole Express
December 2,3 9,10, 16, 17, 2023
Join us for a nostalgic Christmas adventure aboard a historic train ride to pick up Santa! On our journey to the North Pole, enjoy a train excursion while listening to the sounds of the season. Upon arrival at the North Pole, Santa boards the train and travels with us on our way back to New Haven. Families are encouraged to wear their pajamas for the ultimate experience. Upon arriving back at the station, you have the opportunity to visit with Santa and take your child’s photo with him in the depot!
The entire family can enjoy a cookie and hot chocolate when they visit Claus’s Kitchen Caboose before the train excursion. (No food or drink other than bottled water is able to be taken on the train. Some of our coaches have been reupholstered, prompting this change.) We do recommend that you arrive an hour prior to the train departure time to enjoy your cookie and hot chocolate and the small activities we have available for the kids!
December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 2023
Rides at 11 am & 2:30 pm
All aboard the Santa Express! Bring the children on a nostalgic journey to meet Santa while listening to the sounds of the season. Visit with the man in the red suit while traveling through the Rolling Fork River Valley and enjoying a historic train excursion. For even more fun, the whole family is welcome to wear their pajamas!
The entire family can enjoy a cookie and hot chocolate when they visit Claus’s Kitchen before the train excursion! (No food or drink other than bottled water is able to be taken on the train. Some of our coaches have been reupholstered, prompting this change). We do recommend that you arrive an hour prior to the train departure time to enjoy your cookie and hot chocolate and the small activities we have available for the kids!
Brunch with Santa
December 3, 10, 17, 2023
Enjoy a 30 minute ride to the Legacy at Dant Crossing. Families will enjoy holiday crafts, pictures with Santa, a hot chocolate bar and brunch! Adult beverages will be available.
Menu includes: Fresh Fruit Display, Assortment of Breakfast Breads, Scrambled Eggs, Crispy Bacon,Sausage Patties, Hash Brown Potatoes with Peppers and Onions, Biscuits and Country Gravy, Belgian Waffles, Herb Roasted Chicken, Garden Vegetables, Carved Honey Ham, Chef’s Dessert Display, (Menu subject to change based on availability) Reservations required.
The Holiday Family Fun Guide is HERE!
Find Santa, Music, Train Rides, Trees and more!!