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Santa Express 2022

Come experience the magic of riding the train at night! Take a ride on the BC Santa Express, 2022, where guests will experience the magic of the holidays onboard and in our railyard event center, pajamas optional.

Each event includes a 45-minute train ride in a vintage, restored railcar with Storytime, and time in our event center to visit Santa and enjoy hot chocolate and a cookie. Santa’s Railyard event center includes photos for purchase by DCI Photo, and food for purchase by Chilly Jilly’z.

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 adults or children. The gift bag includes a new 2022 logo mug for adults or a new 2022 wooden train whistle and a train ornament for kids.

First Class provides access to the VIP tent in Santa’s Train Yard with table service, extras, and gift bags. 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 $30 per Adult seat or $25 per Child seat, other than a lap child under 1-year-old) and go up to our First Class (VIP) dining car seats at $45 per child (12 and under) or $50 per adult. All tickets are non-refundable. Our events are fundraisers supporting the state railroad museum.

Open-air and enclosed heated car seating is available for all, your choice. The Table car has tables and chairs and provisions for wheelchair or walker access.

Please book your tickets online and bring the ticket or receipt with you to check in on the platform starting 15 minutes prior to your boarding time.

Need help? Email (with your name and phone number) or call the ticket line at 702-580-6074 (email preferred).


Also, when in Santa’s Railyard, visit the Friends Gift Shop for children’s Holiday gifts, LOGO mugs, whistles, hats, masks, patches, calendars, and model railroad cars; see for information on merchandise, or buy online.

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Nevada Southern Railway

The Nevada State Railroad Museum in Boulder City is a part of the Nevada Department of Cultural Affairs.

It is located at 601 Yucca Street, Boulder City, NV 89005. Contact Us for questions, map and additional information.

In 1985 Union Pacific donated part of the historic Boulder Branch to the Nevada Department of Museums and History. The Nevada Department of Museums recognized its historical significance and wanted the site preserved. Support us by becoming a member today!

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