LINCOLN, NH – The Hobo Railroad in Lincoln, NH recently announced the schedule for their Santa Express Trains which starts the Friday after Thanksgiving, November 29, and departs weekends at 1:00pm through Sunday, December 22, 2019.

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 Mrs. Claus pick up as they make their way through the train. On the return trip to Hobo Junction Station, Santa surprises each child on the train with a wrapped gift. Upon returning to the Station, guests are encouraged to take pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus on the Stations’ 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 Railroad. “The Santa Express Trains have been part of our annual schedule since the Hobo Railroad first opened more than 32 years ago. For many of our guests, enjoying hot chocolate and holiday cookies on the train with Santa has become a long-standing family tradition. In many cases we’re seeing second and third generations of families returning to create their own traditions.”

Tickets for the Hobo Railroad’s Santa Express Trains are $22.00 for Coach Class seating and $30.00 for First Class seating (ages 4 and up), while ages 3 and under ride free. Advance reservations are strongly suggested as the Santa Express Trains often sell out. Reservations can be made 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 Lincoln, NH, just off I-93 at Exit 32, directly across from McDonalds.

2019 Santa Express Train Schedule (all Santa Express Trains depart Lincoln, NH at 1:00pm)

  • November 29 & 30 and Dec. 1
  • December 7 & 8
  • December 14 & 15
  • December 21 & 22

SUPPORTING PHOTOGRAPHS - Click on the Drop Box links below the captions to access supporting images:

CAPTION: 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.


CAPTION: A passenger’s view from the Hobo Railroad’s Santa Express Train in Lincoln, NH


About the Hobo & Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroads:

The Hobo & Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad is 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