Santa Express™

Santa Express™ – November 24-25 & December 1-2, 2018

Train Rides with Old Saint Nick

Celebrate the holiday season in a uniquely festive way aboard the 25th Annual Santa Express. Santa will visit as you take in the spirit of Christmas past on an early 1900s adventure. All cars are kept comfortably warm using the over century-old tradition of steam heating or coal-fired stoves, just like at the North Pole.

A uniformed conductor will welcome you aboard and collect your tickets. Once aboard, Santa takes time to visit each and every family at their seat during the 55-minute ride. Santa’s elves are also aboard and help spread Christmas cheer with small gifts for the children. Joining the passengers again this year is the Baraboo High School Choir who invite passengers to join in singing some of your favorite Christmas carols.

All aboard!

Santa Express Schedule

NEW for our 2018 season – we’re adding a second weekend of Santa Express!

With double the number of departures to choose from, it is now easier than ever to catch a train ride with Santa.

There are four Santa Express departures each day. Trains travel the entire 7-mile round-trip route. Rides last 55 minutes.

Dates Departure Times Each Day
Saturday Nov. 24, 2018 10:00 AM 11:30 AM 1:00 PM 2:30 PM
Sunday Nov. 25, 2018
Saturday Dec. 1, 2018
Sunday Dec. 2, 2018


For this event, Coach Class is the only type of ticket offered.

Fare Class Coach Car Fare
Adult $22.00
Senior (62+) $20.00
Student (13-17) $17.00
Child (3-12) $12.00
Child (2 and Under) Free

Reservations for Santa Express can be made online or by calling 608-522-4261 or toll free 800-930-1385.

Reservations made online or by phone are subject to a per-person reservation fee of $2 to $3, depending on ticket type.