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Yuletide Express

Buy Tickets buttonJoin Santa and his elves on the Yuletide Express! Your socially distanced, 25-minute holiday train 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 ticket-holder receives two cookies. Tickets must be purchased online, in advance of your train ride.

In accordance with the Washington State Governor's orders the Northwest Railway Museum's indoor services are currently closed, this includes the Museum's Railway History Center and Snoqualmie Depot exhibit galleries.  The Snoqualmie Valley Railway is still operating at reduced capacity. Join us on a socially-distanced, scenic train ride through the upper Snoqualmie Valley. Tickets must be purchased in advance. For more information about our social distancing restrictions please visit our Social Distancing Updates page.

  • Members can call the Depot Bookstore to reserve their tickets

  • Masks covering both nose and mouth are required during the duration of your visit 


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

Riding the Train: Regular trains run Saturdays and Sunday, 2020 Dates: October thru December 19. Starting in January 2021, regular winter trains will run Saturdays.

Railway History Campus Hours: Temporarily Closed

Price: $20 per adult (age 13-61), $16 per senior (age 62+), $10 per child (2-12) for Train Rides.

The Museum is currently closed, normal prices: No admission to visit the Snoqualmie Depot. $10 per adult (age 13+), $5 per child (2-12) to visit the Train Shed Exhibit Hall.

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


The Northwest Railway Museum gratefully acknowledges financial support received from  
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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.