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Santa Train Ride in northern New Jersey

On Saturday November 30th we run our 1 hour Santa Train Rides in northern New Jersey. Everyone has time to enjoy Santa Claus & other cartoon characters!

ALL passengers, including in­fants, require a ticket to board the train.

 Ride Tickets
9:00 am
11:00 am
1:00 pm
3:00 pm

Wayne/Route 23 Transit Center ADA handicapped icon

Route 23 Southbound & West Belt Parkway

Parking is FREE! Ride is ADA accessible.

Adults: $14   Children: $10

Other Santa Train Rides in NJ

The ~60 minute Santa Claus Train Ride in NJ runs westward on the NJ Transit Boonton Line. After a brief pause in Denville NJ the train will return back to Wayne.   Departure times: 9 am, 11 am, 1 pm & 3 pm.

Mrs. Claus & several helper elves from the North Pole will be in NJ and on board in addition to several other surprise cartoon characters. This is sure to entertain the kids and make for a great day out for all on board. So, if you are in northern NJ why not gather up the children and grandparents and have some great Christmas time fun with a Santa Train Ride? You will be helping to preserve New Jersey's railroad history for generations of NJ's citizenry to come to enjoy.

Santa Claus will Ho Ho Ho his way through the train & visit each child giving them a special gift from his bag. In addition each child can have their picture taken with Santa Claus so they can always remember their ride, so bring your cameras. These NJ Santa Train Rides will run rain, snow, sleet or shine.

Ride proceeds are funding the restoration of the Hawthorne NJ NYS&W Railroad station.  

NJ Transit provides the modern restroom equipped passenger cars, thus ensuring that these Christmas train rides in NJ will be clean, warm, dry and comfortable. Bring all your kids!

NOTE: These rides are a Santa Train Ride, not a Polar Express Train Ride - there is no story reading, pajamas, caroling, hot chocolate or cookies, etc.

Ticket Office

80 Royal Avenue
Hawthorne, NJ 07506

Tuesday from 6 pm - 8 pm & Sunday from 10 am - 2 pm.
Hour above only in the 4 weeks prior to the ride

Phone  (973) 238-0555 People can call at other
times and leave a message to receive a call back.
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Volunteer Railroaders Association Inc.

80 Royal Avenue, Hawthorne, NJ 07506-1810
(973) 238-0555

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Last updated on March 8, 2014

Volunteer Railroaders Association Inc. is a NJ non-profit corporation that also is Internal Revenue Service recognized as a non-profit under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.


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