Santa Arrives at Strasburg Rail Road

Just in time for the holidays, Santa’s Paradise Express is pulling in to Strasburg Rail Road Thanksgiving weekend, starting November 26, 2010. Join Santa on his journey to spread the magic of the season to thousands of families who believe. This year, Santa’s Paradise Express will chug along the tracks mid-morning through late afternoon on November 26-28, December 4, 5, 11, 12, 18 and 19, 2010.

The Christmas celebration begins on the platform of the East Strasburg Station as the sounds of the season fill the air. Relax as an authentic vintage steam train, warmed by a potbelly stove, takes its passengers on a 45-minute ride, traveling past more than 1,000 acres of picturesque farmland on its way to Paradise, PA. Santa, carolers and musicians will stroll from car-to-car, greeting and entertaining families.

After the train ride, children are treated to storybook readings of holiday classics at the station. Families can also enjoy the Tinsel Trolley ride, which will operate throughout the event and is included in the ticket price. The Tinsel Trolley is Strasburg’s L.O. & S. self-propelled motor car. The restored 1915 Lancaster, Oxford & Southern Railcar was originally used on a three-foot gauge track in Southern Lancaster County. Finally, as a special treat, children ages 3 to 11 will receive a gift from Santa and his helper.

Adding to the festivities on December 4 and 5, Join Women & Babies Hospital as they celebrate their 10th anniversary with special activities and gifts - all part of Santa’s Paradise Express!

Santa’s Paradise Express will be at Strasburg Rail Road, Route 741, Strasburg, PA, starting Thanksgiving weekend, November 26, 27 and 28, 2010. Also, see Santa December 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, and 19, 2010. Trains start running at 11:00 am each weekend. For a complete listing of dates and times, or to purchase tickets go to

For more information:

: Strasburg Rail Road, Route 741, Strasburg, PA

This event is appropriate for
: all ages

Cost: Tickets are priced at $17 for adults, $10 for children ages 3-11, and $3 for kids 3 and under.