Yuletide Express

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santa list 2 smallJoin Santa and his elves on the Yuletide Express*! Your 25-minute holiday excursion begins at the historic Snoqualmie Depot. Board seasonally decorated, antique coaches, and travel west to Snoqualmie Falls, pausing briefly at the crest for a view of the river valley before returning to Snoqualmie. Each child receives a small gift from Santa, and each ticketholder receives two cookies. Tickets must be purchased online, in advance of your train ride; fare includes admission to the Train Shed Exhibit Hall.

Tickets are $24 a person for everyone age 2 and above.

Board train at Snoqualmie Depot: 38625 SE King Street, Snoqualmie WA 98065.
Please arrive no more than 25-minutes before departure.

Everyone over the age of 2 needs a ticket.

Ticket good for round-trip passage and admission to the Train Shed Exhibit Hall.
Face coverings/masks are required.
Valid only for date and time listed.
Santa train runs rain or shine (or snow!).

No refunds or exchanges.


The Hampton Inn Snoqualmie Ridge is offering a 15% discount off lodgings for Yuletide Express families - just type in  0003230119 for the Northwest Railway Museum group code and your discount will be automatically applied! 

*Due to Covid-19 pandemic reopening restrictions; the Museum is unable to host any events including Santa Train in 2020. Instead, there will be a Yuletide Express that complies with Washington State reopening restrictions.


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Museum Hours

Snoqualmie Depot Hours: 10am - 5pm, 7 days a week. No admission charge to visit the depot and grounds.

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year's Day. There is limited access during Day Out With Thomas and Santa Train events.

Railway History Campus Hours: Thursdays- Sundays, 11am - 4pm

Price: No admission charge to visit the Snoqualmie Depot and grounds. Admission $10 per adult (age 13+), $5 per child (2-12) to visit the Train Shed Exhibit Hall.

Riding the Train: In 2020, the train runs Saturdays and Sundays, October thru December 19, 2020.