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"The Magical Journey Begins Here"

Join us on Santa’s North Pole Express Train, similar to our Santa’s Steam Train Ride, but unique in that it’s drawn by our vintage diesel locomotives. Click here for more about Santa’s Steam Train Ride.

Depart from New Hope Station with Santa and Mrs. Claus for a memorable train journey through the historical landscapes of Bucks County, leading to the North Pole.

The adventure starts with the Conductor’s cry “All Aboard”! Regardless of whether you’re a first-time visitor or revisiting for a customary family experience, you’ll relish in the holiday ambiance, enriched by Christmas carols played by our wandering musicians, while savoring hot cocoa and a freshly baked cookie.

Share your heartfelt wishes with Santa and Mrs. Claus as they visit the youngsters. Each child will be gifted a sleigh bell from Santa himself. We encourage everyone, children and adults alike, to immerse themselves in the holiday spirit. Wear your cozy pajamas and settle in for a soothing ride amidst loved ones in our holiday-themed railway cars bedecked with festive decor.

This jubilant annual affair will certainly become a treasured family custom each holiday season.

Before leaving the station, make sure to stroll around our beautifully ornamented railroad premises. Our restored 1891 Freight House Gift Shop and Christmas Gift Shop, situated within the historic 1891 Victorian-style Passenger Station, are the perfect spots for your last-minute holiday shopping needs.

Everyone at New Hope Railroad extends their warmest holiday greetings and wishes you a blissful, healthy season. We eagerly await your presence onboard soon.

*For an extra cost, we offer photo packages that you can choose from, prices will vary depending on the selected package.



New Hope Train Station
New Hope, PA


Approximately 60-minutes


New Hope to Lahaska, PA


Platinum Class
First Class
Coach Class
Private Caboose


Suitable For All Ages


Meal Service Is Not Offered On This Excursion

  • Making reservations online in advance is recommended, but self-service kiosk ticket sales are available at our New Hope train station if needed. However, ticket availability isn’t assured.
  • We provide various event and excursion fares and fare classification tiers. These fares fluctuate based on demand, fare classification level, service class, date and time of the event/excursion, date of reservation completion, and other travel preferences. The fare shown at the time/date of the reservation is the minimum available fare. Adding items to your online shopping cart will show all ticket fares.
  • Changes to your reservation could influence the fare, and extra fees might be applicable when tickets are reissued.
  • If a fare is mistakenly advertised and a ticket is purchased at this incorrect fare, we hold the right to either cancel the ticket for credit towards a future journey or, if asked, reissue the ticket at the correct fare.
  • Please note that fares may vary without prior notice.
  • Every reservation is subject to a processing fee.
  • Please be aware that boarding may be organized by fare class.

We offer various fare levels tailored to meet your needs and financial preferences to make your journey as budget-friendly as possible. These rate categories encompass value days, off-peak days, peak days, and Christmas Eve, each carrying different dynamic fares and fare level designations.

Value days are invariably the most economical choice, featuring the lowest fare, and they’re available exclusively in November. Off-peak days, a step above cost, are the most prevalent. Peak days, typically the busiest days such as Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, are priced higher. Christmas Eve has the fewest offerings.

Understanding the diverse fare rate categories can help you identify the best option for your needs, ensuring a more cost-effective journey.

VALUE DAYS (November 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26 & 27) $ 

OFF-PEAK DAYS (December  9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 26, 30) $$

PEAK DAYS (November 29 & 30, December 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27 28, 29 ) $$$

CHRISTMAS EVE (December 24) $$$$


For optimal experience and booking options, we highly recommend making reservations online.

Group Seating: We strive to accommodate groups by seating them together on the train as closely as possible. Do share your seating preferences with us before boarding.

Additional excursions and events might be on offer. For a comprehensive view of all options, kindly refer to our complete train and event schedule.

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