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Santa Train returns for 2017

Updated: The 2017 Santa Train is sold out!

The Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society, Inc. announced today the return of its annual Santa Train event for three full weekends in December! Tickets are on sale November 15th at 6:00PM


The Santa Train will operate December 2nd, 3rd, 9th-10th, 16th-17th from 9AM-5PM on Saturdays and 12PM-5PM on Sundays. Upon arrival at Santa’s Workshop, passengers can climb aboard Saint Nick’s caboose for a train ride with the Santa himself. Tickets are $7.00 with no fees and children ages 3-and-under are free. Food and drink sold separately.

Each trip is operated by a vintage diesel locomotive and lasts approximately 20 minutes. Saint Nick’s historic cabooses are heated and Amanda Lee Coffee will be on hand serving warm beverages and snacks.

Tickets will be available for sale online on November 15th at 6:00PM. Tickets are $7 per person, and children ages 3 and do not require a ticket. Members of the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society will be able to purchase tickets on November 13th. Due to demand, no walk up tickets will be available and all tickets must be purchased in advance. Trains run snow or shine.

Families or groups up to 15 people can also book a 45-minute Santa Charter aboard a caboose for $300.00. Charters include a special visit from Santa, snacks and refreshments. Passengers are invited to bring presents for Santa to deliver. Tickets are extremely limited.


Tickets $7.00 • Children 3 and under free
DECEMBER 2nd-3rd
9th-10th, 16th-17th
Saturdays 9AM-5PM
Sundays 12PM-5PM

$300.00 for groups of up to 15 people
December 2nd, 9th and 16th
6PM, 7PM & 8PM

Ticket sales begin November 15th, 6:00PM
Member Presales – November 13th


“The Santa Train has become an important local tradition for us and our thousands of guests. Next to excursions with our steam locomotive, the Santa Train is our most popular event,” said Kelly Lynch, Vice President of the Society. In 2016, the Santa Trains hosted over 5,000 riders.

The Santa Train is a long-standing tradition in Northeast Indiana that started over 60 years ago and was reinstated by the railroad historical society in the mid-1990s.

All ticket revenue from the Santa Train supports non-profit historic railroad preservation efforts in Northeast Indiana.


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