Santa Train

Santa Train OrnamentcroppedSanta Train begins from North Bend Depot, located at 205 E McClellan Street and faces the Shell Station in the town of North Bend.

When you buy tickets online, Will Call is automatically selected for your purchase. Your tickets will be mailed to you about a week after purchase. If you buy your tickets within two weeks of the event, your tickets will be held in Will Call and available to pick up on the day of the event at the North Bend Depot.

2018 Santa Train dates are: Nov. 24- 25, Dec. 1-2, Dec. 8-9, Dec. 14-16.

Victorian Santa Train is on Dec. 14.

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As of Saturday, December 8: Tickets are still available for Victorian Santa Train, Friday, December 14.
 
Tickets are sold out for November 24-25; December 1-2, 8-9, 15-16.

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40122018 Santa Train is now on sale: click here. Trains run weekends November 24 through December 16. The first Santa Train® leaves North Bend at 9am Trains depart every hour; the last trip leaves at 3 p.m. There is a special sensory needs train available on Sunday, November 25 (9am and 12pm). Victorian Santa Train will be Friday, December 14 with a Victorian Father Christmas dressed Santa Claus.

SantaSanta Train is the Museum's most popular seasonal program, a Northwest tradition since 1969.  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.

If you have a membership in the Northwest Railway Museum, you will receive written notification of ticket availability and the members only discount earlier in the summer. Members may purchase tickets through the web site and receive their discount by using the  password that was mailed to them.

When you buy tickets online, Will Call is automatically selected for your purchase. Your tickets will be mailed to you about a week after purchase. If you buy your tickets within two weeks of the event, your tickets will be held in Will Call and available to pick up on the day of the event at the North Bend Depot.









 

Dates & Fares

north bendSanta Train 2018 tickets are $27 per person. Trains will run November 24 & 25, December 1 & 2, December 8 & 9 and December 14-16. The first Santa Train® leaves North Bend at 9am Trains depart every hour; the last trip leaves at 3 p.m.  There is a special sensory needs train available on Sunday, November 25 (9am and 12pm). Victorian Santa Train will be Friday, December 14 with a Victorian Father Christmas dressed Santa Claus.

When you buy tickets online, Will Call is automatically selected for your purchase. Your tickets will be mailed to you about a week after purchase. If you buy your tickets within two weeks of the event, your tickets will be held in Will Call and available to pick up on the day of the event at the North Bend Depot.

If you wish to attempt purchase of tickets on the day of the event, tickets are subject to availability and you must do so at the North Bend Depot. Please do not count on tickets being available on the day of the event.  Since 1995, every train has been sold out well in advance.

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Members receive advance notification about ticket sales.  Members also receive many benefits including free tickets to ride the Snoqualmie Valley Railroad during the regular season, discounts in the Depot Bookstore, and a newsletter. Click here to learn more!

Refund Policy: If the train runs, there are no refunds. If the Northwest Railway Museum cannot run the train because of circumstances beyond the control of the Northwest Railway Museum such as flood or fire, the ticket price will be refunded to the original purchaser. Please note that the Museum ran every train during the winter storms in December 2007.

 

 

FAQs

My tickets say Will Call - where do I pick up will call tickets?

When you buy tickets online, Will Call is automatically selected for your purchase. Your tickets will be mailed to you about a week after purchase.

If you buy your tickets within two weeks of the event, your tickets will be held in Will Call and available to pick up on the day of the event at the North Bend Depot. North Bend depot is located at 205 E McClellan St in North Bend. Please bring your confirmation receipt.

I don't see my train any longer online; can I get an additional ticket?

 DSC0606resizedAdditional tickets maybe purchased subject to availability. Email info@trainmuseum.org with your name, confirmation number, current tickets date and time, and the amount of additional tickets you wish to have. If we are able to accommodate your request we will email you further details on how to purchase the additional tickets.

Where do I board the Train?

north bendSanta Train starts at North Bend Depot located at 205 E McClellan St in North Bend.  You will board the train there and ride to Snoqualmie Depot.

Where do I park in North Bend?

The City of North Bend has several public parking lots. Please use these public lots. Please be courteous of local businesses on North Bend Way as parking is at a premium.

 

When is Santa Train®?

Santa Train Depot in the morning.2 croppedresizedNovember 24 & 25,  December 1 & 2, December 8 & 9 and December 14-16. Victorian Santa Train is Friday, December 14th with a Victorian Father Christmas dressed Santa. The first Santa Train® leaves North Bend at 9 am. Trains depart every hour; the last trip leaves at 3 pm.  There is no 9 am or 10 am train on Friday, December 14.  There is a special needs train on Sunday, November 26 at 9 am and 12 pm. All trains are reserved seating only and everyone two and older must have a ticket. There are opportunities for Corporate Santa Train holiday events. Please contact: info@trainmuseum.org

What is the Santa Train® schedule?

218 on br 35croppedresizedEveryone boards the train at North Bend. Ride the train to Snoqualmie, come into the depot, visit with Santa, go through the Kitchen Car for refreshments then re-board the train and return to North Bend. A typical round trip is around 2 hours.

 

Is there assigned seating?

DSC 9973croppedresizedSorry, but no. If you want to sit with your friends, you all need to be at the North Bend Depot in time to get in line together. We suggest you arrive at the North Bend Depot at least 30 minutes before your scheduled train. This should give you enough time to find a place to park your car, visit the restrooms (there are NO restrooms on the train) and to find your friends so you can sit together on the train.

 

When do tickets go on sale?

Santa Train Depot in the morning.2 croppedresized2018 Santa Train® online tickets are onsale now - click link for sales page.  In-person sales at the Snoqualmie Depot Bookstore begin in September. Members receive a discount. Payment for online sales may be made by Visa, MasterCard and American Express only. 

When you buy tickets online, Will Call is automatically selected for your purchase. Your tickets will be mailed to you about a week after purchase. If you buy your tickets within two weeks of the event, your tickets will be held in Will Call and available to pick up on the day of the event at the North Bend Depot.

 

Can I order by phone?

Sorry, orders cannot be received by phone.

 

How much do tickets cost?

Tickets cost $27.00 each, for everyone two years old and older. Members who purchase tickets are entitled to a special member's price. When you buy your tickets, you must specify what day-date and what time you want to ride.

 

Does my 2-year old need a ticket?

Yes. Every participant aged two (2) years and older requires a ticket. girl in 213resized

 

Is there a group discount?

There are no group rates for Santa Train® however there is a small discount if you wish to purchase an entire train. Please contact the info@trainmuseum.org for more information.  Everyone two years and older is required to have a ticket.

 

Does the Museum offer a Military Discount during Santa Train?

Sorry, the Museum does not offer a Military Discount during Santa Train, but we do offer one during most regular train season weekends.

Does my Prime Card Discount work during Santa Train?

Sorry, your Prime Card Discount is not valid during special events such as Santa Train. However, during most Regular Train season weekends, you do receive a of buy one, get one free discount.

I made a mistake; may I exchange my tickets for a different date or time?

Tickets can be exchanged - subject to availability - for a fee of $15. The fee defrays the cost of resetting the ticket database and issuing new tickets. Email info@trainmuseum.org with your name, confirmation number, current ticket date and time, amount of tickets and date you wish to exchange them for. Exchanges are available only for train times still available, exchanges can not be made for sold out train times.

 

May I use my Museum Membership ticket vouchers for Santa Train®?

No. The membership ticket vouchers are “Not Valid for Santa Train®”

 

Is there lodging in the area for out-of-town guests?

There are several hotels in the eastside area. The Hilton Garden Inn is in Issaquah, about 15 minutes away. 



What is the refund policy?

Locomotive during Santa Train.croppedresizedIf the train runs, there are no refunds. If the Northwest Railway Museum cannot run the train because of circumstances beyond the control of the Northwest Railway Museum such as flood or fire, the ticket price will be refunded to the original purchaser. Please note that the Museum ran every train during the winter storms in December 2007.

 

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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 Center Hours: 11am - 4pm, April- October, Thursday- Sunday. Via train, Saturdays and Sundays.

Price: No admission charge to visit the Snoqualmie Depot and grounds. Admission $10 per adult (age 13+), $5 per child (2-12) to visit Railway History Center Campus.

Riding the Train: The train runs Saturdays and Sundays, April through the end of October.