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2017 Santa Express at the
Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad

Tickets for this year's event are on sale NOW

To purchase tickets, CLICK HERE, or call 800-626-0319 (Mon - Fri 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM)


Please be sure to read through the FAQ section HERE












Welcome to the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad's Santa Express!
Bring the family, and enjoy a ride from the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad's depot to the "North Pole" (and return).  En route, you will hear the story of Santa's Scenic Valley Ride, sing holiday songs, and take part in other fun, family activities.  Also on board, you will be served hot chocolate and a cookie, and children will get to meet (and receive a special memento from) Santa himself.  Be sure to arrive in your pajamas, and experience what has become a tradition for families from across Iowa, and beyond. Tickets for this event are on sale NOW

How much are tickets?
Tickets are $18 for basic coach class, $45 for first class coach
(First weekend ONLY -- $5 off first class coach or $2 off basic coach class)


How do I purchase tickets?
Tickets may be purchased by calling 1-800-626-0319, or by visiting the "Purchase Tickets" link

Do you recommend purchasing tickets in advance?
As trains often sell out, advance ticket purchase is highly recommended.


What times do trains depart?
Fridays:  6:00 PM
Saturdays: 10:30 AM, 1:00 PM, 3:30 PM, 6:00 PM
Sundays: 10:30 AM, 1:00 PM, 3:30 PM

In the event a Union Pacific train is blocking the street you are on, proceed east to Benton Street, turn left & proceed north through the underpass, turn left & proceed west on 11th Street, turn left & proceed south on Harrison Street until you reach the B&SVRR parking lot.



Santa's Scenic Valley Ride!
There’s a blizzard so fierce that reindeer can’t fly in it. How will Santa deliver gifts to children on the Iowa frontier?  Santa’s Scenic Valley Ride takes little ones on a winter adventure with Santa on his first-ever train ride to old-time Iowa. The book was written and illustrated by Misty McNally, whose mother was born in Boone and whose grandparents once owned the historic Lincoln Restaurant on the old Lincoln Highway.

Want to follow along with the story of Santa's Scenic Valley Ride?
Be sure to reserve your copy when placing your ticket order!


Paperback, 30 pages
$14.75

Click here to purchase your copy




Our operating steam locomotive, 8419, is due for a major inspection starting this fall. Our goal is to get the inspection completed and have 8419 ready to operate for her thirtieth birthday in 2018.  For us to make this a reality, we need your help to raise funds for the inspection work. If we don’t have the funding raised by October 31, 2017, we will have to delay the start of the project, and thus significantly reduce the possibility that we will be able to operate steam during the 2018 summer season.




B&SVRR Gift Ideas
Gift cards
Memorial Bricks


To place your order, or for more information,
click here, or call 1-800-626-0319, Monday through Friday between 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM.
To place your order, or for more information, call 1-800-626-0319, Monday through Friday between 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM.



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