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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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Nov 28, 2020
The Covid-19 pandemic is continuing its impact on Washington State, and public events remain under suspension. Unfortunately, this means the annual Santa Train - an event that has run every year since 1969 - has been canceled. The Museum is instead offering a holiday-themed train excursion called Yuletide Express. The Yuletide Express offers a safe, fun, and uplifting experience for families.