Santa Train

The Northwest Railway Museum is offering two different options in 2022 to join Santa and his elves: Yuletide Express and Santa Limited! Tickets will go on sale in early September.

Yuletide Express

Join 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. Tickets must be purchased online, in advance of your train ride.

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


Santa Limited

Join Santa and his elves for Santa Limited. Your 2-hour holiday excursion begins at the North Bend Depot. Board in North Bend and ride to the Railway History Campus, where Santa greets each child with a small gift. Come inside seasonally decorated Train Shed Exhibit Hall, explore exhibits, visit Santa in the restored Chapel Car, tour a Weyerhaeuser Caboose, and participate in seasonal children's craft. Each visitor will receive a cookie to eat on their way home once returning to North Bend depot.

Board train at North Depot: 205 E McClellan St, North Bend WA 98045.
Please arrive no more than 25-minutes before departure.

Everyone over the age of 2 needs a ticket.

By order of King County, proof of vaccination will be required beginning October 25 for all visitors aged 12 and older.
Face coverings/masks are required.
Valid only for date and time listed.
Santa train runs rain or shine (or snow!).

No refunds or exchanges.




Special Update

Mask Wearing at the Museum

On April 18th, theTransportation Security Adminsitration ("TSA") regulations requiring all railways, airlines and buses to have persons masked through May 3, 2022 were overturned by a Florida federal judge. The CDC continues to recommend that people wear masks in indoor public transportation settings at this time.  For more information about our social distancing restrictions please visit our Social Distancing Updates page.

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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:  Closed Thanksgiving, December 18, 2021-February 18, 2022. Beginning February 19, 2022, Wednesdays through Mondays, 11am to 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: Saturdays, January-March; Saturdays and Sundays, April-December