This is NOT the Polar Express Train Ride


This ride is the:

The Catskill Christmas Express

The Catskill Christmas Express will take passengers on a 60 minute trip through the Catskill Forest to Santa’s Workshop at the North Pole.

Due to Covid-19, we will be using our open-air flat cars which will be festively lit and decorated – so bundle up and bring a blanket – it can get cold!

The Flat cars have canopies and center bench seats.

Passenger count will be limited to 140 passengers to allow for distancing of groups.

Santa will greet each train as it goes by; Santa will NOT be getting on the train.

Elves will be onboard to entertain the families.

Each passenger will receive an individually wrapped cookie from our local bakery.

Hot Chocolate will NOT be served – feel free to bring your own.

After passing the North Pole, everyone will receive a small gift!

Pocket warmers will be available for purchase at the station before departure.


Flat car seating:



Tickets – $29 adult & $23 child:


CMRR COVID Disclaimer:

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the CDC, senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. By attending this event, you and any guests voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and agree not to hold, Catskill Mountain Railroad Company, Inc. or any of their staff, owners, members, affiliates, directors, employees, agents, contractors, consultants, volunteers or performers liable for any illness or injury.