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Boulder City Santa Express, 2021

Boulder City Santa Express, 2021

Come experience the magic of riding the train at night! Take a ride on the new BC Santa Express 2021 where guests will experience the magic of the holidays onboard and in our Santa’s Railyard event center, pajamas optional. Each event is a 90-minute experience with a train ride in a vintage, restored railcar with storytime on the train, including time at our event center to visit Santa and enjoy hot chocolate and a cookie, by Chilly Jilly’z.

Santa’s Railyard event center includes photos by DCI Photo and food for purchase by Chilly Jilly’z. The Friends Gift Shop has FNSR logo merchandise for sale including ceramic mugs, wooden train whistles, masks, patches, ball caps. Also, models of the generator car and discounted previous-year calendars.

The First-Class experience includes a separate car, either our dining car with tables or our large open-air car with bench seating, and a gift bag for each FC passenger (adult or child). First Class has a separate tented area with tables and chairs as well as, outside tables and chairs in the event center.

Your choice of enclosed or open-air car seating. The Table car has tables and chairs and provisions for wheelchair or walker access.

To book your tickets, please: Visit the Online Booking Site Here and please follow these instructions:

Select your preferred date and time, then choose your service by selecting seats on our First-Class diner or large open-air car, Table car, or Coaches (enclosed or open-air).

First Class provides access to the VIP tent in Santa’s Train Yard with table service, and extras, and gift bags. First Class tickets must be purchased at the time of sale by selecting your seats. They are not available at the ticket office on the day of the event.

All tickets start at $30 per seat (Adult or Child, other than a lap child under 1-year-old). First Class (VIP) tickets are $50 per child (under 10) or $50 per adult.

There will be three ride times each evening that the trains roll: 5:15pm, 6:45pm, and 8:15pm.

Pay online and receive an email receipt and  your e-ticket. If you don’t receive an order ID with order details your order may not have processed through the ticket system. If so, contact the Ticket office by email. All tickets are e-tickets. If you have a problem, email

(FNSR Members receive a discount, please use the Discount Code link sent to you by mail.)

If you have trouble booking your ticket online, email (with your name and phone number), or call the ticket line at 702-580-6074 or 702-930-4761.

COVID-19 protocols will be in place at the time of the event. Currently, masks are required inside of all enclosed spaces.

Boulder City Santa Express 2021 is brought to you by The Friends of the Nevada Southern Railway, Inc. An all-volunteer, non-profit organization. Net proceeds support the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Boulder City.

Note: Outdoor venue – Dress accordingly
BC Santa Express email:
Ticket Lines: 702-930-4761 or 702-580-6074
OPEN Monday-Saturday, 10 to 5; Sunday 12 to 5

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