Annual Santa Train

Look for updates for the 18th Annual Santa Railway Express Train in 2024! Mr. and Mrs. Claus will be on board to greet children with a special holiday treat!

The 2024 Train Schedule TBD

PLEASE NOTE: **Everyone must have a ticket! Even infants – no exception. There is a maximum of 200 people per ride.

Santa Train Details:

How about a train ride with Santa and Mrs. Claus this year to make your Christmas extra special?!

Tickets sold exclusively at Whistle Stop Hobbies.
(*Note that tickets must be purchased in person)

The train departs promptly from King Street Station in Alexandria, VA at 1:30 PM and includes round trip travel to Old Town Manassas, returning at 4:30 PM the day of the event.
When we arrive in Manassas we leave the train for approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. During that time we will be serving hot chocolate, cookies, and water. Hooray for Books will have a store time in the station and Santa will hold a Q&A session on the station platform.


We made the news in 2016!

  • Check us out HERE on the Old Town Alexandria Patch!
  • We were featured on The Washington Post! Check out the great photos HERE.