Santa Train Rides in NJ

Join us on a Santa Train Ride that offer kids & their parents a chance to meet Santa Claus, Mrs Claus, his helper elves & others cartoon characters. Enjoy the Christmas holiday themed ride through the central & northern NJ countryside.

Schedules may change due to unforeseen circumstances or by host railroad.

Rides sell out in early Novem­ber - don't delay! Dates & times below are tentative. Finalization in mid October.


November 29th

Wayne/RT23 Transit Ctr 9 am, 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm

December 6th

Whippany 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm  
Raritan - 8:30 am    

December 13th

Westfield - 9:15 am, 11:15 am, & 3:15  pm  
Somerville – 10:30 am and 2:45 pm  
Denville 9 am & 1:30 pm             Mount Arlington 11 am & 3:30 pm
Mountain Lakes 9:15 am & 1:45 pm
Whippany 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm  


December 7th

Whippany 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm  

December 14th

Whippany 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm  

December 21st

Whippany 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm  


  Frequently Asked Questions

1-877-6-TRAINZ for more info - click links to order your tickets!

Departure Station Directions

 Denville      Mount Arlington      Mountain Lakes      Raritan      Somerville      Wayne/Route 23 Transit Center

Westfield     Whippany     This icon after a station name signifies that the station/train is wheelchair (ADA) Accessible.

NOTE: These Santa Train Rides are not Polar Express Train Rides - no story reading, pajamas, caroling, hot chocolate or cookies, etc.

These rides are operated by four United Railroad Historical Society of NJ non-profit railroad historic preservation groups: Volunteer Railroaders Association Inc., Whippany Rail­way Muse­um, Jersey Central Railroad Historical Society chapter of the NRHS and Tri-State Railway Historical Society Chapter of the NRHS.

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Last updated September 29, 2014