2016 Santa Specials is over. The event is suspended while we re-evaluate.
You asked for it, so we're running Santa trains again! This is a simple, small-town event with a kid-friendly price. Ride a real train, see Santa. It's like that. We keep the event deliberately small, so it goes smoothly without big lines. (or a big price.) Tickets tend to sell out - and this year, we have fewer seats to offer!
New -- you can book the entire caboose for one price. 20 seats are at windows and it can accommodate up to 30.
These historic rail cars (71 and 88 years old) are NOT heated, though we may break out propane heaters to take the edge off if it's really cold. DO dress for the weather!
A note for Parents ONLY
This ride is much shorter than our usual train - only about 30 minutes round trip, to fit the shorter attention span of children. Every trip meets Santa, and you have all the time you need with the big guy. Don't tell your children this, but we let you off to see Santa at the end of the trip near your car. No need to wait for a return train. (Santa's a tough act to follow, and we found kids weren't really into the return trip.) Santa will be inside our main building seeing the kids from the train before -- so don't go there until after your train trip, or else you could ruin the magic!
Don't arrive too early - just 15 minutes early will do. We underbook this train on purpose, so you don't have to scramble for a seat. Go directly to the train. Don't stop in the building.
DATES: Saturdays and Sundays December 3-4 and 10-11
TIMES: Hourly 11-4 on Saturday, and 12-4 on Sunday.
DEPARTS: from CLINTON STATION! (not Tecumseh).
PARKING: Outside the station. Go Directly To the Train, not the building!
TRAIN FARES -- a very special child's price of $7.30 (age 2-12) and $16.75 all other seats. Babes in arms free. Prices already include the small service charge for booking online, which we recommend. Phone orders slightly higher. Prices same as last year.
$211 rents the entire caboose - that's the same price as the summer trains!
RESERVATIONS online at our Reservation system or call the Ticket Hotline at 734-396-0416 (slight extra charge). If you have a large group (over 25), please call or email the business office, prepayment is required so plan early.
You can Book here.
Tickets will appear on your credit card statement as Ticketbiscuit or Whistletix.
WALK-UPS are not recommended as we don't have much slack without the open-air car. But who knows? We got balmy weather in 2015, so we used the open-air car and people loved it. Watch for an announcement on our email list or Facebook.
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Mobility limitations? Please see our Accessibility page.