All aboard the Santa Express!

Bring the family, and enjoy a ride from the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad’s depot to the North Pole (and return). En route, you will hear the story of Santa’s Scenic Valley Ride, sing holiday songs, and take part in other fun, family activities. Also on board, you will be served hot chocolate and a cookie, and children will get to meet (and receive a special memento from) Santa himself. Be sure to arrive in your pajamas, and experience what has become a tradition for families from across Iowa, and beyond. Basic Coach Class tickets are $18 per person (age 2 and up), First Class Coach tickets are $45 per person (age 2 and up). Tickets for this event are on sale now. Purchase by clicking here, or by calling 1-800-626-0319.


For the first weekend’s trains only, take advantage of a special reduced fare: $16 for coach class or $40 for first class. New this year, enjoy a delicious sugar cookie from Boone’s very own Van Hemert’s Dutch Oven Bakery with your cup of hot chocolate.