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Boulder City Santa Express

Boulder City Santa Express, 2020

To Buy your Tickets:

Email (with your name and phone number) or Call the ticket line at: 702-930-4761 or 702-580-6074.

Or, Visit the Online Booking Site Here and please follow these instructions:

  1. Select the date and time you prefer to ride
  2. Select Regular or First Class
  3. Buy ONE ZONE ONLY, as each zone has multiple seats available
  4. Complete your checkout online
  5. Then CALL OUR TICKET LINE to complete your purchase with the full information for your party (total number of passengers, child or adult

First Class provides access to the VIP tent in Santa’s Train Yard with table service, and extras, and gift bags. Pick up your First-Class wrist band and turn it in when you get your gift bag. First Class tickets must be purchased at the time of sale. They are not available at the ticket office on the day of the event.

All tickets start at $35 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 $55 per adult.

Come experience the magic of riding the train at night on our Boulder City Santa Express! During the 45-minute excursion to Railroad Pass and back, our story reader shares a story of Santa. Then, return through the Station Platform and into Santa’s Rail Yard. Join your friends and family with cookies, cocoa, and photo ops. (This is in lieu of the Pajama Train we ran for past years since we can’t serve food or have Santa on the train).

There will be four ride times each evening that the trains roll: 5pm, 6pm, 7:30pm and 8:30pm.

First Class (VIP) upgrades (venue & gifts) available for all seats (Select 1st Class Adult or 1st Class Child.) 

Please book your tickets online, and pick them up 30 minutes prior to your departure time.


If you have trouble booking your ticket online, please call the ticket line at 702-580-6074 or 702-930-4761 or email

Dining Car Special available for pre-formed Groups ($1200 for up to 24 guests). Book one seat for $1200 ($1100 for members). Only one group per run. Call the ticket line for help with this. All seats are FIRST CLASS. Please provide the number of Adult and Child seats needed when calling agents.

Masks required while on property/train. COVID-SAFE procedures in place – social distancing & cleaning.

Boulder City Santa Express 2021 is brought to you by The Friends of the Nevada Southern Railway, Inc.

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

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