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North Pole Express

December 4 - December 5

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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until December 4, 2021



DEC 4 & 5 | DEC 11 & 12 | DEC 18 & 19 Train every 45 minutes | 10 AM | 10:45 AM | 11:30 AM | 12:15 PM | 1 PM | 1:45 PM | 2:30 PM  | 3:15 PM

On Saturdays and Sundays, December 4th through December 20 the Boothbay Railway Village Museum will be running the “North Pole Express!” Departures will run 8 times each day beginning at 10:00. Purchasing tickets in advance is highly recommended to avoid disappointment or long waits. Tickets will go on sale October 1st.

Start your trip inside historic 1912 Freeport Station (the main train station at the Museum) by writing your letter to Santa by warmth of the wood stove.

Train conductors will call “All Aboard” and everyone, young and old, will board the train to the North Pole. A special keepsake (that will help spark the magic leap to the North Pole) will be given to each child. Settle into a comfortable seat in the classic passenger car or our “Little Red Caboose” No. 551, built in 1904. As you round the tracks, enjoy the winter wonderland of forest frosted with white snow (weather permitting, of course.)

The train will carry you through the Village and arrive at the North Pole (Thorndike Station) where a special guest wearing a red suit with a jolly belly will jump aboard to greet you! Yes, Santa himself will attend!

After meeting the “big guy” in person the train will whisk you back to the station where multiple opportunities await.

Weather permitting, the exhibits on the Museum’s lower campus will be open for exploring. The grounds and activities will be open from 9:45 am – 4:00 pm both Saturdays and Sundays. Standard tickets are $21 for attendees three years and older. Museum members receive a $4 discount per ticket. Children under 3 years of age do not require a ticket.   Please note that the Boothbay Railway Village reserves the right to run either steam or diesel at this event; also, for safety, there will be no car seats or strollers permitted on the trains.

Check out our FAQ Sheet for more information… FAQSheet-NPE

Santa needs a LOT of elves to get the train to the North Pole!  So if you love the holidays and you love the village we would LOVE to have you join our team! We appreciate any amount of time you have to donate.




December 4
December 5