Christmas Train Rides in Tennessee and Georgia
As our most popular annual event, North Pole Limited train rides have been a family tradition since 1999. During the magical holiday season, trains take riders on an imaginary journey to the North Pole. Along the way, you’ll be treated to refreshments, storytelling, and occasional sing-a-longs. As the Christmas train gently rolls down the rails, a number of lighted displays can be seen outside. Once the train pulls into the “North Pole,” a special guest boards for a visit.
Evening trains depart at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Earlier trips on have been added on select dates with departure times at 11:30, 1:30 & 3:30 p.m. During the return ride, Santa makes his way through the train cars to greet every child and presents a keepsake item to all the children. This event has become a family tradition for many...now in its 19th year!
All aboard for a Hiwassee Holiday Adventure! For the second time, "Santa Trains" will operate along the beautiful Hiwassee River from Delano to Reliance. First, parking for this trip will take place at Hiwassee River RR (9406 U.S. Highway 411) in Delano, TN rather than the Etowah Depot. Upon departure, riders will enjoy light refreshments, storytelling, and Christmas carols. When the train arrives at the turn back location in Reliance, Santa will board and walk through the train greeting children during the return trip.
Summerville Santa Special
All aboard for a Georgia holiday adventure: The Summerville Santa Special Train Ride! Trains depart from the festively-decorated, historic Summerville Depot for a one-hour and 15-minute ride to Trion and return. Along the way, riders will be treated to light refreshments, storytelling, and Christmas carols. As the train pulls into Trion, Santa Claus will climb aboard and walk through the train greeting children during the return ride to Summerville. Tickets are $18 for everyone age 2 & up (plus nominal handling fee.). Tickets are available at Summerville City Hall (Weekdays) and Train Depot (Weekends), please call 706.859.0900 for more information.