Santa Express Trains

Santa Express Trains

Hobo Railroad - Lincoln, NH

Our popular Santa Express Trains depart Hobo Junction Station beginning the Friday after Thanksgiving, November 26th, and operate weekends through Sunday, December 20th (see our schedule below). By the way, for 2021 we’re offering round-trip departures on our Santa Express Trains at 11:00am and 1:00pm this year!

Passengers aboard all of our Santa Express Trains will enjoy the same experience – everyone will meet Santa & Mrs. Claus while children complete letters to Santa. Plus, every child will receive a surprise gift from Santa while on the train!

We also offer First Class & Coach Class seating on all of our Santa Express Trains. The difference between First Class and Coach Class seating is that First Class seating is at tables, while Coach Class seating is at bench-style seating. Otherwise, the entire experience aboard our Santa Express Trains is identical.

Please note that strict compliance with State of New Hampshire COVID-19 Guidelines will be followed. Our Santa Express Trains will be limited to 50% capacity and advanced reservations will be required. All passengers will be required to wear face masks while they are on the property and while they are on the train. As a reminder, food and beverage will not be allowed or available on our Santa Express Trains this year. We look forward to seeing you on the Santa Express!

2013 - Santa onboard excursion car

Santa Express Trains

Hobo Railroad / Hobo Junction Station

64 Railroad Street, Lincoln, NH 03251

Hobo Junction Station opens at 10:00am on the days we operate our Santa Express Trains.

  • Advance reservations are required.
  • All trains run rain, snow or shine unless otherwise posted.
  • Plan to arrive 20-30 minutes prior to your train time.
  • Pets are NOT allowed on our trains.
  • If assistance is required for boarding, please call us in advance: (603) 745-2135



November 26, 27 & 28:

  • 11:00am | 1:00pm

December 4 & 5:

  • 11:00am | 1:00pm

December 11 & 12:

  • 11:00am | 1:00pm

December 18 & 19:

  • 11:00am | 1:00pm



Advance reservations are required.

  • First Class (ages 3 and up): $33
  • Coach Class (ages 3 and up): $25
  • Toddlers (ages 2 and under): FREE

NOTE: Tickets for our Santa Express Trains will be available for purchase starting in August 2021.


In order to remain compliant with the State of NH’s COVID-19
Guidelines, all seating will be assigned. Please read
this entire section before purchasing your tickets.

1. All seating sections accommodate up to four (4) guests.
Sections will be spaced accordingly in compliance with State
of NH COVID-19 Guidelines.
2. Toddlers will be expected to be seated in laps of adults. If
you would like your toddler to have their own seat, one must
be purchased for them.
3. If you intend to ride with other families, please insert the
first & last name(s) in the comments box at the time of purchase. We will not be able to accommodate this request the day of your reservation.
4. If assistance is required for boarding, please call us at (603) 745-2135 between 9am-3pm to make your reservation.