Santa is coming to town early this year thanks to the Strasburg Rail Road Christmas trains. You can ring in the holiday season as early as November 23rd with special rides aboard an old-timey steam engine, which chugs out of the station not far from 10 Prince. And whether you want to meet Kris Kringle himself or pick out your holiday tree, you’ll be able to do it at the Strasburg Rail Road.
Santa’s Paradise Express starts running the Saturday before Thanksgiving, so don’t hesitate to get a head start on your celebrations! The young and young-at-heart are invited aboard to meet him and enjoy the slow chug of the train as it goes for a spin. Meanwhile, the Night Before Christmas Train goes on its journeys after dusk, and you can indulge in a special feast while you’re on board. You can also catch Santa’s Christmas Trolley or the Christmas Tree Train—the latter actually goes to Leaman Place Grove, where you can pick out a tree to bring back on the train. The rides unfold on various dates at different times, so check the schedule and grab tickets online.