Christmas at the Station

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‘Tis the season to be jolly! Celebrate the holiday together with a ride on the seasonally decorated train; visit Santa for a festive photo; and board the narrow-gauge steam trainfor a trip down Candy Cane Lane… it’s all included with your Christmas Experience tickets!

Be sure to enjoy lunch and sweet snacks from the food trucks on the grounds and get some last-minute shopping done at the gift vendors!

Events As Different as Night & Day

Christmas at the Station offers a daytime-only alternative to our nighttime-only North Pole Express event. These two events differ in a number of ways:

  • The Shelby & Southern Railroad is available only during this daytime event.
  • Craft & holiday gifts vendors are available only during this daytime event.
  • Photos with Santa occur on the museum grounds – not on the train – during this daytime event.
  • Ticket prices differ and first-class upgrades are not available during this daytime event.
  • Neither food nor drink are served onboard the train during this daytime event.
  • The pre-recorded Christmas carols enjoyed onboard are not performed live during this daytime event.
  • The train is in motion for the entirety of the ride, meaning, an extended stop will not be made at the North Pole during the daytime event.

What to Expect:

  • Dates: November 30th, and December 7th, and 14th, 2024
  • Departure Times: 10:00 a.m., and 1:00 p.m. (Central)
  • Boarding: Begins 15 minutes prior to each departure.
  • Ride Length: Approximately 45 minutes.
  • Cars and seats are unassigned.
  • Caboose and locomotive tickets may be available.
  • Purchase tickets in advance online.
  • Walkup purchases may be made at the Calera Depot prior to boarding on the day of the event, if tickets remain available.

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