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Santa Train starts at the North Bend Depot - directions.

Thank you for joining the Northwest Railway Museum for Santa Train, November 30-December 1, December 7-8, December 14-15 and December 20-21! As of Monday, December 2, Santa Train 2019 is sold out. This year over 11,000 guests are expected to participate in this two-hour event. Guests board the Museum's railway at the North Bend Depot for a 20 minute, 3.5-mile trip to Snoqualmie.  Once in Snoqualmie, they enter the restored and seasonally decorated 1890-built Snoqualmie Depot for a visit with Santa Claus.  Children receive a small gift from Santa.  Participants step on to the Museum's restored railway kitchen car for refreshments where they have a cookies and choice of hot cocoa or coffee.  There is a little bit of time to visit local shops and attractions before boarding the Snoqualmie Valley Railroad for the return trip to North Bend.

Get more information on the program here. The Hampton Inn Snoqualmie Ridge is offering a 15% discount off lodgings for Santa Train families- just type in 0003230119 for the Northwest Railway Museum group code and your discount will be automatically applied! 


Riding the Train: Regular trains run Saturdays and Sunday, April thru October.

Snoqualmie Depot Hours: 10am - 5pm, daily. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's.

Railway History Center Hours: 11am - 4pm, Labor Day - October & April - Memorial Day, Thursday- Sunday. 11am - 4pm, Memorial Day - Labor Day, Wednesday - Monday (closed Tuesday). All regular trains stop here on Saturdays and Sundays.

Price: No admission to visit the Snoqualmie Depot. $10 per adult (age 13+), $5 per child (2-12) to visit Railway History Center. $20 per adult (age 13-61), $16 per senior (age 62+), $10 per child (2-12) for Train Rides.

Related Sites: Chapel Car 5 Messenger of Peace, Wellington Remembered.


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