Enjoy the holidays while riding the rails!  There are two great train stations in Central KY that offer special Holiday events.  


The Bluegrass Railroad Museum in Versailles Santa Trains 2020

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When snowflakes start to fly in Kentucky, Santa and Mrs. Claus bring Holiday Cheer to the Bluegrass Railroad Museum. For the 2020 Season, the Claus’ will arrive (with help from the Versailles Fire Dept.)

Saturday and Sunday November 28th and 29th, Dec. 5th & 6th and Dec. 12th & 13th – 2 pm

Also to meet demand, two additional rides 11 am on Saturdays Nov. 28, Dec. 7th, Dec. 14th

*Limited seating and social distancing observed

Notice:  Due to Social Distance required by the Covid Virus, children will not be able to sit with Santa.  Instead, Santa will walk the train car aisles and talk with each child.  Santa will be wearing a red facemask and gloves.  Photographs will only be available in the aisles.

Once the train pulls out of the station for a 90 minute train ride, Santa visits each train car. 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.

Reservations are highly recommended.

Purchase Tickets for the Santa Train HERE

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The Kentucky Railway Museum Holiday Trains 2020

North Pole Express
December 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 13, 18, 19, 20
Thursday and Friday evening departures at 7 pm
Saturday and Sunday evening departures at 6 pm

Adult (Ages 13+)  $27
AAA, NRHS, Military & Seniors  $24.30
Child (Ages 2-12)  $22
Young Child (Under 2 years old w/ accompanying adult)  Free

Join us for a magical 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 arriving at the North Pole, we pick up Santa, who boards the train and travels with us on our way back to New Haven. Families are encouraged to wear their pajamas for the ultimate North Pole experience.

Upon arriving back at the station, you have the opportunity to come into the depot and take your child’s photo with Santa while safely socially distanced. The children also love exploring the museum. The model trains are especially delightful during the holidays!

Due to current Covid-19 restrictions (dated as of September 2020), no hot chocolate will be served this year. Bottled water and individually wrapped cookies will be provided for each person. Families will receive hot chocolate packets to enjoy at home!  Children are encouraged to wear their pajamas. Masks are required to be worn inside and on the train (this includes children over the age of 5). We are required to allow no groups larger than 10 persons. Seating assignments will be situated so that groups larger than 10 persons are divided and seated with social distancing. DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS NO MEALS MAY BE BROUGHT ONTO THE TRAIN; ONLY INDIVIDUAL LIGHT SNACKS WILL BE PERMITTED. Please note that the video below was taken before COVID-19 restrictions were put into place and thus it is not an accurate representation of our 2020 events.

What to Bring:

  • Camera
  • Face Covering

Santa Express
December 5, 6 12, 13, 19, 20
Departures at 3 pm

Adult (Ages 13+)  $27
AAA, NRHS, Military & Seniors  $24.30
Child (Ages 2-12)  $22
Young Child (Under 2 years old w/ accompanying adult)  Free
*Private Train Car Rental $325 (Sold Out)

All aboard the Santa Express! Bring the children on a magical journey to meet Santa. Enjoy a train excursion while Santa visits with the children and maintaining appropriate social distancing. Don’t forget your camera!

Due to current Covid-19 restrictions (dated as of September 2020), no hot chocolate will be served this year. Bottled water and individually wrapped cookies will be provided for each person. Families will receive hot chocolate packets to enjoy at home!  Children are encouraged to wear their pajamas. Masks are required to be worn inside and on the train (this includes children over the age of 5). We are required to allow no groups larger than 10 persons. Seating assignments will be situated so that groups larger than 10 persons are divided and seated with social distancing. DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS NO MEALS MAY BE BROUGHT ONTO THE TRAIN; ONLY INDIVIDUAL LIGHT SNACKS WILL BE PERMITTED. Please note that the video below was taken before COVID-19 restrictions were put into place and thus it is not an accurate representation of our 2020 events.

What to Bring:

  • Camera
  • Face Covering

The Holiday Family Fun Guide is HERE!
Find Santa, Music, Train Rides, Trees and more!!

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