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