Every weekend until Xmas Nov 19 to Dec 18
Nov 27 | Dec 4, 11
Our railroad is 100% run by volunteers. We're always looking for new volunteers!
Due to extreme popularity, many of our trains have sold out. We can no longer transfer tickets to another date.
On the day of each event, we will have a waiting list available for walk up sales. The waiting list is first come, first serve. You may only be added to the waiting list in person on the day of the event. We do not accept waiting list inquiries over the phone or email. Being added to the waiting list does not guarantee seating. In the event we have space on our trains, we will sell available seats to those on the waiting list.
Thank you very much for your cooperation.
Nov 19, 20, 25, 26, 27
Dec 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18
11AM, 1PM, 3PM
Additional 5PM departures: Dec 3, 10, 11, 17, 18
All aboard Santa's Express! Join Santa for a 75 minute journey on our heated decorated train through the Chester Creek Valley. Santa will be greeting everyone at Market Street Station and then going along for the ride to Glen Mills and return. Santa will be visiting all passengers while on the train. Make sure you bring your holiday lists with you so Santa can check them twice! Passengers will also enjoy live entertainment while on board.
Christmas Tree Train
Sun Nov 27
Sun Dec 4, 11
West Chester Railroad is again hosting it's popular Christmas Tree train this holiday season! We have partnered with Wiggins Tree Farm in West Chester, PA. The train will depart Market St station in West Chester, PA promptly at 8:00 AM. The train will arrive at Wiggins at approx 8:30 AM where passengers will disembark at the tree farm to go pick and cut down your Christmas tree (hand saws will be supplied). Once you've picked that perfect tree, it will be banded up, tagged, and placed on our flat car. At 9:45 AM, passengers will then board the train and be brought back to West Chester where your trees will be offloaded from the train. Don't miss this classic holiday tradition! Seating is very limited so please order soon! The trip is approximately 2 hours long.
Please note: Santa is NOT on board this train. He is only on board our "Santa's Express" trains. Christmas Trees are purchased separately and are priced at the discretion of Wiggins Tree Farm. Wiggins accepts only CASH or CHECK for tree purchases. Christmas Tree prices for 2022 are $80.
The West Chester Railroad is a tourist railroad along the beautiful Chester Creek Valley in Pennsylvania. We are conveniently located 45 minutes outside Philadelphia. We offer a variety of nostalgic 90 minute train trips and special events throughout the year. Join in the fun!
Our railroad is 100% volunteer operated.
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