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February


Sweetheart Special 2023

  • 11
  • Saturday
  • 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM

A Romantic Train Ride, Wines & Pairings!

Depart the Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum Depot on an historic train for a short rail excursion to Ozan Winery & Distillery.


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Sweetheart Special 2023

  • 12
  • Sunday
  • 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM

A Romantic Train Ride, Wines & Pairings!

Depart the Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum Depot on an historic train for a short rail excursion to Ozan Winery & Distillery.


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Mardi Gras Limited – Bourbon & Beignets

  • 18
  • Saturday
  • 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler!

“Let the Good Times Roll!”

Although Mardi Gras is generally associated with New Orleans, the festive holiday was actually born in the port city of Mobile, Alabama!


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March


SW8 Locomotive pulling passenger cars.

Opening Day 2023

  • 4
  • Saturday
  • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The weather is warming up, and so are our locomotives --  "All Aboard!" for a new year of trains and fun at the Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum!

Bring your kids, grandkids, family and friends to ride the rails with you on the first trains of the new season!


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SW8 Locomotive pulling passenger cars.

Calera & Shelby Train Ride

  • 11
  • Saturday
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Ride behind a historic, first generation diesel-electric locomotives taking passengers along the route of the former L&N Alabama Mineral Railroad as they travel through the scenic forests of Shelby County.


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SW8 Locomotive pulling passenger cars.

Calera & Shelby Train Ride

  • 18
  • Saturday
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Ride behind a historic, first generation diesel-electric locomotives taking passengers along the route of the former L&N Alabama Mineral Railroad as they travel through the scenic forests of Shelby County.


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SW8 Locomotive pulling passenger cars.

Calera & Shelby Train Ride

  • 25
  • Saturday
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Ride behind a historic, first generation diesel-electric locomotives taking passengers along the route of the former L&N Alabama Mineral Railroad as they travel through the scenic forests of Shelby County.


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April


SW8 Locomotive pulling passenger cars.

Calera & Shelby Train Ride

  • 1
  • Saturday
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Ride behind a historic, first generation diesel-electric locomotives taking passengers along the route of the former L&N Alabama Mineral Railroad as they travel through the scenic forests of Shelby County.


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Easter Fun for 'Some-Bunny' Special

Easter Eggspress

  • 8
  • Saturday
  • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Let your child receive their sweet Easter treats from Peter Cottontail himself!


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SW8 Locomotive pulling passenger cars.

Calera & Shelby Train Ride

  • 15
  • Saturday
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Ride behind a historic, first generation diesel-electric locomotives taking passengers along the route of the former L&N Alabama Mineral Railroad as they travel through the scenic forests of Shelby County.


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SW8 Locomotive pulling passenger cars.

Calera & Shelby Train Ride

  • 22
  • Saturday
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Ride behind a historic, first generation diesel-electric locomotives taking passengers along the route of the former L&N Alabama Mineral Railroad as they travel through the scenic forests of Shelby County.


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SW8 Locomotive pulling passenger cars.

Calera & Shelby Train Ride

  • 29
  • Saturday
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Ride behind a historic, first generation diesel-electric locomotives taking passengers along the route of the former L&N Alabama Mineral Railroad as they travel through the scenic forests of Shelby County.


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May


SW8 Locomotive pulling passenger cars.

Calera & Shelby Train Ride

  • 6
  • Saturday
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Ride behind a historic, first generation diesel-electric locomotives taking passengers along the route of the former L&N Alabama Mineral Railroad as they travel through the scenic forests of Shelby County.


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Mothers Day Special & Vendor Festival Graphic

Mother’s Day Special

  • 13
  • Saturday
  • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

As a special gift for mom, her ticket is $5 when she’s accompanied by one or more coach passenger. Her ticket also comes with a special token of our appreciation and admiration from our team at the ticket pickup window.


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SW8 Locomotive pulling passenger cars.

Calera & Shelby Train Ride

  • 20
  • Saturday
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Ride behind a historic, first generation diesel-electric locomotives taking passengers along the route of the former L&N Alabama Mineral Railroad as they travel through the scenic forests of Shelby County.


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SW8 Locomotive pulling passenger cars.

Calera & Shelby Train Ride

  • 27
  • Saturday
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Ride behind a historic, first generation diesel-electric locomotives taking passengers along the route of the former L&N Alabama Mineral Railroad as they travel through the scenic forests of Shelby County.


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June


Mothers Day Special & Vendor Festival Graphic

Rail Safety Day 2023

  • 2
  • Friday
  • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Safety Expo, Free Train Rides & Fun Family Activities!

The Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum is proud to partner with Operation Lifesaver of Alabama (OLA) as we work together to educate the public regarding railroad safety.


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SW8 Locomotive pulling passenger cars.

Calera & Shelby Train Ride

  • 3
  • Saturday
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Ride behind a historic, first generation diesel-electric locomotives taking passengers along the route of the former L&N Alabama Mineral Railroad as they travel through the scenic forests of Shelby County.


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SW8 Locomotive pulling passenger cars.

Calera & Shelby Train Ride

  • 10
  • Saturday
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Ride behind a historic, first generation diesel-electric locomotives taking passengers along the route of the former L&N Alabama Mineral Railroad as they travel through the scenic forests of Shelby County.


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Locomotive with Fathers Day Graphic

Father’s Day Express

  • 17
  • Saturday
  • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Treat Dad to a train ride through the forests of Shelby County!


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SW8 Locomotive pulling passenger cars.

Calera & Shelby Train Ride

  • 24
  • Saturday
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Ride behind a historic, first generation diesel-electric locomotives taking passengers along the route of the former L&N Alabama Mineral Railroad as they travel through the scenic forests of Shelby County.


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July


American Flag with Text

Stars & Stripes Special

  • 1
  • Saturday
  • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Honoring Our Heroes

The freedoms we value today could only be possible thanks to the men and women of valor who fought – and who continue to fight – to establish and defend the country we call home.

As our thanks, we are offering all active military and veterans a ticket to ride the Stars & Stripes Special for FREE when accompanied by at least one other passenger. 


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SW8 Locomotive pulling passenger cars.

Calera & Shelby Train Ride

  • 8
  • Saturday
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Ride behind a historic, first generation diesel-electric locomotives taking passengers along the route of the former L&N Alabama Mineral Railroad as they travel through the scenic forests of Shelby County.


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SW8 Locomotive pulling passenger cars.

Calera & Shelby Train Ride

  • 15
  • Saturday
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Ride behind a historic, first generation diesel-electric locomotives taking passengers along the route of the former L&N Alabama Mineral Railroad as they travel through the scenic forests of Shelby County.


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SW8 Locomotive pulling passenger cars.

Calera & Shelby Train Ride

  • 22
  • Saturday
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Ride behind a historic, first generation diesel-electric locomotives taking passengers along the route of the former L&N Alabama Mineral Railroad as they travel through the scenic forests of Shelby County.


Get Tickets!




SW8 Locomotive pulling passenger cars.

Calera & Shelby Train Ride

  • 29
  • Saturday
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Ride behind a historic, first generation diesel-electric locomotives taking passengers along the route of the former L&N Alabama Mineral Railroad as they travel through the scenic forests of Shelby County.


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August


SW8 Locomotive pulling passenger cars.

Calera & Shelby Train Ride

  • 5
  • Saturday
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Ride behind a historic, first generation diesel-electric locomotives taking passengers along the route of the former L&N Alabama Mineral Railroad as they travel through the scenic forests of Shelby County.


Get Tickets!




SW8 Locomotive pulling passenger cars.

Calera & Shelby Train Ride

  • 12
  • Saturday
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Ride behind a historic, first generation diesel-electric locomotives taking passengers along the route of the former L&N Alabama Mineral Railroad as they travel through the scenic forests of Shelby County.


Get Tickets!




SW8 Locomotive pulling passenger cars.

Calera & Shelby Train Ride

  • 19
  • Saturday
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Ride behind a historic, first generation diesel-electric locomotives taking passengers along the route of the former L&N Alabama Mineral Railroad as they travel through the scenic forests of Shelby County.


Get Tickets!




SW8 Locomotive pulling passenger cars.

Calera & Shelby Train Ride

  • 26
  • Saturday
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Ride behind a historic, first generation diesel-electric locomotives taking passengers along the route of the former L&N Alabama Mineral Railroad as they travel through the scenic forests of Shelby County.


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Sweethearts Special Mediu

Summer Sunset Date-Night

  • 26
  • Saturday
  • 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Experience our Summer Sunset train with your glass soon to be in hand! Gather with your bestie(s) under shaded oaks for lawn games, appetizers, iced cocktails, and chilled wines. Plan your Ozan Winery and Distillery experience now and join us for this inspired Summer Sunset date night!


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September


SW8 Locomotive pulling passenger cars.

Calera & Shelby Train Ride

  • 2
  • Saturday
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Ride behind a historic, first generation diesel-electric locomotives taking passengers along the route of the former L&N Alabama Mineral Railroad as they travel through the scenic forests of Shelby County.


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SW8 Locomotive pulling passenger cars.

Calera & Shelby Train Ride

  • 9
  • Saturday
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Ride behind a historic, first generation diesel-electric locomotives taking passengers along the route of the former L&N Alabama Mineral Railroad as they travel through the scenic forests of Shelby County.


Get Tickets!




SW8 Locomotive pulling passenger cars.

Calera & Shelby Train Ride

  • 16
  • Saturday
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Ride behind a historic, first generation diesel-electric locomotives taking passengers along the route of the former L&N Alabama Mineral Railroad as they travel through the scenic forests of Shelby County.


Get Tickets!




SW8 Locomotive pulling passenger cars.

Calera & Shelby Train Ride

  • 23
  • Saturday
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Ride behind a historic, first generation diesel-electric locomotives taking passengers along the route of the former L&N Alabama Mineral Railroad as they travel through the scenic forests of Shelby County.


Get Tickets!




SW8 Locomotive pulling passenger cars.

Calera & Shelby Train Ride

  • 30
  • Saturday
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Ride behind a historic, first generation diesel-electric locomotives taking passengers along the route of the former L&N Alabama Mineral Railroad as they travel through the scenic forests of Shelby County.


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October


Girl with Pumpkin looking at field of Pumpkins

Pumpkin Junction

  • 7
  • Saturday
  • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Gather up the entire family and board the Calera and Shelby train for short ride to the Pumpkin Junction. More than just a place to purchase a pumpkin, it’s a destination for family fun, food vendors and more! Mark your calendars now!


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Girl with Pumpkin looking at field of Pumpkins

Pumpkin Junction

  • 8
  • Sunday

Gather up the entire family and board the Calera and Shelby train for short ride to the Pumpkin Junction. More than just a place to purchase a pumpkin, it’s a destination for family fun, food vendors and more! Mark your calendars now!


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Child peering around a pumpkin.

Pumpkin Junction

  • 14
  • Saturday
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Gather up the entire family and board the Calera and Shelby train for short ride to the Pumpkin Junction. More than just a place to purchase a pumpkin, it’s a destination for family fun, food vendors and more! Mark your calendars now!


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Child peering around a pumpkin.

Pumpkin Junction

  • 15
  • Sunday
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Gather up the entire family and board the Calera and Shelby train for short ride to the Pumpkin Junction. More than just a place to purchase a pumpkin, it’s a destination for family fun, food vendors and more! Mark your calendars now!


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Child peering around a pumpkin.

Pumpkin Junction

  • 21
  • Saturday
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Gather up the entire family and board the Calera and Shelby train for short ride to the Pumpkin Junction. More than just a place to purchase a pumpkin, it’s a destination for family fun, food vendors and more! Mark your calendars now!


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Child peering around a pumpkin.

Pumpkin Junction

  • 21
  • Saturday
  • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Gather up the entire family and board the Calera and Shelby train for short ride to the Pumpkin Junction. More than just a place to purchase a pumpkin, it’s a destination for family fun, food vendors and more! Mark your calendars now!


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Child peering around a pumpkin.

Pumpkin Junction

  • 22
  • Sunday
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Gather up the entire family and board the Calera and Shelby train for short ride to the Pumpkin Junction. More than just a place to purchase a pumpkin, it’s a destination for family fun, food vendors and more! Mark your calendars now!


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Fall Foliage Special logo over RR tracks with Fall

Fall Foliage Special

  • 28
  • Saturday
  • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Fall in Alabama brings a plethora of fall foliage unlike anywhere else in the country. This year, don't miss it sitting at home, journey to Calera and ride the rails of the old Alabama Mineral Railroad.


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November


Fall Foliage Special logo over RR tracks with Fall

Fall Foliage Special

  • 4
  • Saturday
  • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Fall in Alabama brings a plethora of fall foliage unlike anywhere else in the country. This year, don't miss it sitting at home, journey to Calera and ride the rails of the old Alabama Mineral Railroad.


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Fall Foliage Special logo over RR tracks with Fall

Fall Foliage Special

  • 11
  • Saturday
  • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Fall in Alabama brings a plethora of fall foliage unlike anywhere else in the country. This year, don't miss it sitting at home, journey to Calera and ride the rails of the old Alabama Mineral Railroad.


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NPE logo with Conductor Checking His Watch

North Pole Express

  • 17
  • Friday
  • 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

“All Aboard!”, calls the conductor, and your family's magical journey to the beautiful North Pole begins!Through the dark night, the North Pole Express makes its way by starlight to the top of the world. On the way, you'll listen to a whimsical Christmas story, sing your favorite holiday carols, and watch out the windows for the bright lights of the North Pole to appear.


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NPE logo with Conductor Checking His Watch

North Pole Express

  • 18
  • Saturday
  • 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

“All Aboard!”, calls the conductor, and your family's magical journey to the beautiful North Pole begins!Through the dark night, the North Pole Express makes its way by starlight to the top of the world. On the way, you'll listen to a whimsical Christmas story, sing your favorite holiday carols, and watch out the windows for the bright lights of the North Pole to appear.


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North Pole Express

  • 19
  • Sunday
  • 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

“All Aboard!”, calls the conductor, and your family's magical journey to the beautiful North Pole begins!Through the dark night, the North Pole Express makes its way by starlight to the top of the world. On the way, you'll listen to a whimsical Christmas story, sing your favorite holiday carols, and watch out the windows for the bright lights of the North Pole to appear.


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North Pole Express

  • 24
  • Friday
  • 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

“All Aboard!”, calls the conductor, and your family's magical journey to the beautiful North Pole begins!Through the dark night, the North Pole Express makes its way by starlight to the top of the world. On the way, you'll listen to a whimsical Christmas story, sing your favorite holiday carols, and watch out the windows for the bright lights of the North Pole to appear.


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North Pole Express

  • 25
  • Saturday
  • 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

“All Aboard!”, calls the conductor, and your family's magical journey to the beautiful North Pole begins!Through the dark night, the North Pole Express makes its way by starlight to the top of the world. On the way, you'll listen to a whimsical Christmas story, sing your favorite holiday carols, and watch out the windows for the bright lights of the North Pole to appear.


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North Pole Express

  • 26
  • Sunday
  • 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

“All Aboard!”, calls the conductor, and your family's magical journey to the beautiful North Pole begins!Through the dark night, the North Pole Express makes its way by starlight to the top of the world. On the way, you'll listen to a whimsical Christmas story, sing your favorite holiday carols, and watch out the windows for the bright lights of the North Pole to appear.


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December


NPE logo with Conductor Checking His Watch

North Pole Express

  • 1
  • Friday
  • 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

“All Aboard!”, calls the conductor, and your family's magical journey to the beautiful North Pole begins!Through the dark night, the North Pole Express makes its way by starlight to the top of the world. On the way, you'll listen to a whimsical Christmas story, sing your favorite holiday carols, and watch out the windows for the bright lights of the North Pole to appear.


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NPE logo with Conductor Checking His Watch

North Pole Express

  • 2
  • Saturday
  • 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

“All Aboard!”, calls the conductor, and your family's magical journey to the beautiful North Pole begins!Through the dark night, the North Pole Express makes its way by starlight to the top of the world. On the way, you'll listen to a whimsical Christmas story, sing your favorite holiday carols, and watch out the windows for the bright lights of the North Pole to appear.


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Christmas at the Station

  • 2
  • Saturday
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

A Daytime Holiday Adventure

Christmas at the Station is a newly reimagined daytime holiday event at the Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum each Saturday before Christmas in December.


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NPE logo with Conductor Checking His Watch

North Pole Express

  • 3
  • Sunday
  • 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

“All Aboard!”, calls the conductor, and your family's magical journey to the beautiful North Pole begins!Through the dark night, the North Pole Express makes its way by starlight to the top of the world. On the way, you'll listen to a whimsical Christmas story, sing your favorite holiday carols, and watch out the windows for the bright lights of the North Pole to appear.


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NPE logo with Conductor Checking His Watch

North Pole Express

  • 8
  • Friday
  • 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

“All Aboard!”, calls the conductor, and your family's magical journey to the beautiful North Pole begins!Through the dark night, the North Pole Express makes its way by starlight to the top of the world. On the way, you'll listen to a whimsical Christmas story, sing your favorite holiday carols, and watch out the windows for the bright lights of the North Pole to appear.


Learn More




NPE logo with Conductor Checking His Watch

North Pole Express

  • 9
  • Saturday
  • 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

“All Aboard!”, calls the conductor, and your family's magical journey to the beautiful North Pole begins!Through the dark night, the North Pole Express makes its way by starlight to the top of the world. On the way, you'll listen to a whimsical Christmas story, sing your favorite holiday carols, and watch out the windows for the bright lights of the North Pole to appear.


Learn More




Christmas at the Station Logo

Christmas at the Station

  • 9
  • Saturday
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

A Daytime Holiday Adventure

Christmas at the Station is a newly reimagined daytime holiday event at the Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum each Saturday before Christmas in December.


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NPE logo with Conductor Checking His Watch

North Pole Express

  • 10
  • Sunday
  • 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

“All Aboard!”, calls the conductor, and your family's magical journey to the beautiful North Pole begins!Through the dark night, the North Pole Express makes its way by starlight to the top of the world. On the way, you'll listen to a whimsical Christmas story, sing your favorite holiday carols, and watch out the windows for the bright lights of the North Pole to appear.


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Cheers to Christmas

  • 14
  • Thursday
  • 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

North Pole-inspired Date Night!

Celebrate the season with a train ride to Ozan Winery & Distillery in gorgeously decorated First Class cars with your glass soon to be in hand! Plan your holiday experience now to join us for a North Pole-inspired date night!


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NPE logo with Conductor Checking His Watch

North Pole Express

  • 15
  • Friday
  • 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

“All Aboard!”, calls the conductor, and your family's magical journey to the beautiful North Pole begins!Through the dark night, the North Pole Express makes its way by starlight to the top of the world. On the way, you'll listen to a whimsical Christmas story, sing your favorite holiday carols, and watch out the windows for the bright lights of the North Pole to appear.


Learn More




NPE logo with Conductor Checking His Watch

North Pole Express

  • 16
  • Saturday
  • 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

“All Aboard!”, calls the conductor, and your family's magical journey to the beautiful North Pole begins!Through the dark night, the North Pole Express makes its way by starlight to the top of the world. On the way, you'll listen to a whimsical Christmas story, sing your favorite holiday carols, and watch out the windows for the bright lights of the North Pole to appear.


Learn More




Christmas at the Station Logo

Christmas at the Station

  • 16
  • Saturday
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

A Daytime Holiday Adventure

Christmas at the Station is a newly reimagined daytime holiday event at the Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum each Saturday before Christmas in December.


Get Tickets!




NPE logo with Conductor Checking His Watch

North Pole Express

  • 17
  • Sunday
  • 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

“All Aboard!”, calls the conductor, and your family's magical journey to the beautiful North Pole begins!Through the dark night, the North Pole Express makes its way by starlight to the top of the world. On the way, you'll listen to a whimsical Christmas story, sing your favorite holiday carols, and watch out the windows for the bright lights of the North Pole to appear.


Learn More