Join us for a journey to the North Pole in Colorado’s Royal Gorge and meet Santa Claus himself. The Santa Express Train is a winter wonderland, where children of all ages gather to make memories you’ll treasure year after year.
This year, the Santa Express Train travels to the North Pole in the Royal Gorge up to four times daily: 9:15 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Holiday spirit abounds aboard each train, where you’ll enjoy your favorite Christmas tunes and cheerful decor. During the journey, you and your family are welcome to order and enjoy lunch or dinner, as well as your favorites from our full bar, while we make our way through the Royal Gorge to pick up St. Nick.
Once the guest of honor boards the train, Santa will greet every child and give each of them a very special gift.
Just like the Santa Express Train, the Holiday Train travels through the Royal Gorge for a round-trip journey. While Santa does not join us aboard the Holiday Train, railcars are decorated beautifully to celebrate the season. The Holiday Train is a relaxed affair for guests of all ages. To learn more about the Holiday Train, click here.
What’s Included in your Santa Express Train ticket?
Each Santa Express Ticket includes your journey, meeting Santa Claus aboard the train, cocoa and cookies, and a very special gift from St. Nick for each ticketed child.
Our 403 Grill and full bar are additional — and open on every trip. We cook from scratch and offer several limited-time holiday favorites, so feel free to pre-order your meals when booking your tickets, or order when you board the train. Dining, drinks and server gratuity are not included in the cost of your Santa Express Train ticket.