Hobo Railroad in Lincoln, NH Announces 2016 Santa Express Train Schedule

LINCOLN, NH – The Hobo Railroad in Lincoln, NH recently announced the schedule for their Santa Express Trains which kicks off the Friday after Thanksgiving, November 25th, and operates weekends at 1:00pm through Sunday, December 18th, 2016.

All passengers aboard the Hobo Railroad’s popular Santa Express Train receive a cup of hot chocolate and each family or group receives a box of Holiday Cookies to enjoy during the 1 hour and 20 minute holiday excursion. Children are given letters to complete for Santa which he and his Elves pick up as they make their way through the train and on the return trip to Hobo Junction Station, Santa and his Elves surprise each child on the train with a special gift. Upon returning to Hobo Junction Station, guests are encouraged to pose for pictures with Santa and his Elves on the Platform.

“We look forward to announcing our Santa Express Train schedule every year” stated Paul Giblin, Director of Marketing & Business Development for the Hobo & Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroads. “The Santa Express Trains have been part of our annual schedule since the Hobo Railroad first opened nearly 30 years ago in 1987. For many of our guests, enjoying hot chocolate and holiday cookies with Santa and his Elves aboard the train has become a long-standing family tradition. In fact, in many cases we’re seeing second and third generations returning to create their own family traditions.”

Tickets for the Hobo Railroad’s Santa Express Trains are $20.00 for Coach Class seating and $25.00 for First Class seating (ages 3 and up), while ages 2 and under ride for free. Advance reservations are strongly suggested and can be made either by visiting www.HoboRR.com or by calling (603) 745-2135 between 9:00am and 3:00pm Monday through Friday. The Hobo Railroad is located in the village of Lincoln, NH, just off Exit 32 on I-93, directly across from McDonalds.

2016 Santa Express Train Schedule (all Santa Express Trains depart Hobo Junction at 1:00pm)

  • November 25, 26 & 27
  • December 3 & 4
  • December 10 & 11
  • December 17 & 18

Santa and his Elves take a moment to pose for a “Selfie” aboard the Santa Express Train in Lincoln, NH.


Santa sneaks a peek through the window at the Hobo Railroad in Lincoln, NH to check on preparations for this year’s annual Santa Express Trains.


A passenger’s view along the route of the Hobo Railroad’s popular Santa Express Train in Lincoln, NH.


About the Hobo & Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroads:
The Hobo & Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroads are privately owned with operations based in Lincoln, Meredith, and Weirs Beach, NH. As one of the Northeastern United State’s largest and most popular tourist railroads, weekend operations begin in mid-May with daily operations getting underway in late June and running through the end of October with additional events taking place weekends from Thanksgiving until just before Christmas. Popular annual events include the 4th of July Family Party Train, the award-winning Bank of NH Nature by Rail series, Hobo Harvest Time Express, Fall Foliage Excursions, Turkey Dinner Trains and the always popular Santa Express Trains. The Hobo Railroad in Lincoln, NH also hosts the Journey to the North Pole (formerly known as the Polar Express) each December in support of the Believe in Books Literacy Foundation. For additional information, call (603) 745-2135 between 9:00am and 3:00pm Monday through Friday or visit www.HoboRR.com