Santa Train back for 35th year at railroad museum in Carson City

Santa Claus waves from the caboose of the Santa Train at the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City in 2017. The 35th year of Santa Train debuts Dec. 7, 2019. Photo: Guy Clifton/TravelNevada
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CARSON CITY, Nev. (KOLO)-- The Nevada State Railroad Museum launches its 35th year of Santa Train Saturday and it continues every weekend through the weekend of Dec. 21.

The train runs every 30 minutes between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the museum at 2180 S. Carson St. in Carson City.

Children and their families ride in rail cars pulled behind the historic Virginia & Truckee Railroad #25 steam locomotive. As the train goes around the museum’s track, Santa Claus hands out candy canes.

Tickets are $5 for all riders. Children 2 and younger who sit in adult laps are free.

Online tickets can be purchased here.


People can buy tickets at the museum the day of the rides.

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