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Holiday Express on the 1880 Train


December 5, 2020  - December 6, 2020   

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Experience the magic as you take a one hour, round trip journey from Hill City to the North Pole where Santa will board the train and ride back to Hill City, taking time to visit with each child on the way. Passengers enjoy hot cocoa, a sugar cookie and a special story on the way to the North Pole. Santa will hand out a small sleigh bell to each child on the trip.

One hour, round trip; ½ hour each way. The Holiday Express travels to the North Pole (Oblivion) and back. It does not travel to Keystone.

Holiday Express
$39 Adult, $18 child (3-12)
2 and under ride FREE
Group rates are not available for special event rides.

Holiday Express

  • Assigned Seating
  • Train Ride
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Sugar Cookie
  • Candy Cane
  • Small bell for each child
  • Visit with Santa

Book your tickets now!

Event Location:

1880 Train

Holiday Express Spiked on the 1880 Train


December 5, 2020    

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Holiday Express Spiked passengers enjoy everything received with a regular ride along with spiked hot cocoa in a keepsake mug! Adults only (21+), limited runs. Check out our new, Spiked only departures on November 27 & 28 and December 5 & 12. This is a great office Christmas party outing or the perfect way to celebrate the holidays with friends and family. Call 605.574-2222 today or purchase online!

Holiday Express – Spiked!

  • Train Ride
  • Spiked Hot Chocolate
  • Sugar Cookie
  • Candy Cane
  • Keepsake thermal cup
  • Assigned seating in adult only car
  • Visit with Santa

One hour, round trip; ½ hour each way. The Holiday Express travels to the North Pole (Oblivion) and back. It does not travel to Keystone.

Book your tickets now!

Event Location:

1880 Train

Trees and Trains Exhibit at the South Dakota State Railroad Museum


December 5, 2020  - December 6, 2020   

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Trees and Trains is for the entire family.  Walk around the beautiful decorated South Dakota State Railroad Museum to view the different Christmas trees on display.  The Christmas tree have been decorated by different organizations and local people. Photo with Santa will be available.

Event Location:

South Dakota Railroad Museum

Holiday Express Spiked on the 1880 Train


December 12, 2020    

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Holiday Express Spiked passengers enjoy everything received with a regular ride along with spiked hot cocoa in a keepsake mug! Adults only (21+), limited runs. Check out our new, Spiked only departures on November 27 & 28 and December 5 & 12. This is a great office Christmas party outing or the perfect way to celebrate the holidays with friends and family. Call 605.574-2222 today or purchase online!

Holiday Express – Spiked!

  • Train Ride
  • Spiked Hot Chocolate
  • Sugar Cookie
  • Candy Cane
  • Keepsake thermal cup
  • Assigned seating in adult only car
  • Visit with Santa

One hour, round trip; ½ hour each way. The Holiday Express travels to the North Pole (Oblivion) and back. It does not travel to Keystone.

Book your tickets now!

Event Location:

1880 Train

Trees and Trains Exhibit at the South Dakota State Railroad Museum


December 12, 2020  - December 13, 2020   

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Trees and Trains is for the entire family.  Walk around the beautiful decorated South Dakota State Railroad Museum to view the different Christmas trees on display.  The Christmas tree have been decorated by different organizations and local people. Photo with Santa will be available.

Event Location:

South Dakota Railroad Museum

Holiday Express on the 1880 Train


December 19, 2020  - December 20, 2020   

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Experience the magic as you take a one hour, round trip journey from Hill City to the North Pole where Santa will board the train and ride back to Hill City, taking time to visit with each child on the way. Passengers enjoy hot cocoa, a sugar cookie and a special story on the way to the North Pole. Santa will hand out a small sleigh bell to each child on the trip.

One hour, round trip; ½ hour each way. The Holiday Express travels to the North Pole (Oblivion) and back. It does not travel to Keystone.

Holiday Express
$39 Adult, $18 child (3-12)
2 and under ride FREE
Group rates are not available for special event rides.

Holiday Express

  • Assigned Seating
  • Train Ride
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Sugar Cookie
  • Candy Cane
  • Small bell for each child
  • Visit with Santa

Book your tickets now!

Event Location:

1880 Train

Trees and Trains Exhibit at the South Dakota State Railroad Museum


December 19, 2020  - December 20, 2020   

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Trees and Trains is for the entire family.  Walk around the beautiful decorated South Dakota State Railroad Museum to view the different Christmas trees on display.  The Christmas tree have been decorated by different organizations and local people. Photo with Santa will be available.

Event Location:

South Dakota Railroad Museum

Holiday Express on the 1880 Train


December 24, 2020    

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Experience the magic as you take a one hour, round trip journey from Hill City to the North Pole where Santa will board the train and ride back to Hill City, taking time to visit with each child on the way. Passengers enjoy hot cocoa, a sugar cookie and a special story on the way to the North Pole. Santa will hand out a small sleigh bell to each child on the trip.

One hour, round trip; ½ hour each way. The Holiday Express travels to the North Pole (Oblivion) and back. It does not travel to Keystone.

Holiday Express
$39 Adult, $18 child (3-12)
2 and under ride FREE
Group rates are not available for special event rides.

Holiday Express

  • Assigned Seating
  • Train Ride
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Sugar Cookie
  • Candy Cane
  • Small bell for each child
  • Visit with Santa

Book your tickets now!

Event Location:

1880 Train

Trees and Trains Exhibit at the South Dakota State Railroad Museum


December 24, 2020    

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Trees and Trains is for the entire family.  Walk around the beautiful decorated South Dakota State Railroad Museum to view the different Christmas trees on display.  The Christmas tree have been decorated by different organizations and local people.

Event Location:

South Dakota Railroad Museum

Holiday Express on the 1880 Train


December 26, 2020  - December 27, 2020   

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Experience the magic as you take a one hour, round trip journey from Hill City to the North Pole where Santa will board the train and ride back to Hill City, taking time to visit with each child on the way. Passengers enjoy hot cocoa, a sugar cookie and a special story on the way to the North Pole. Santa will hand out a small sleigh bell to each child on the trip.

One hour, round trip; ½ hour each way. The Holiday Express travels to the North Pole (Oblivion) and back. It does not travel to Keystone.

Holiday Express
$39 Adult, $18 child (3-12)
2 and under ride FREE
Group rates are not available for special event rides.

Holiday Express

  • Assigned Seating
  • Train Ride
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Sugar Cookie
  • Candy Cane
  • Small bell for each child
  • Visit with Santa

Book your tickets now!

Event Location:

1880 Train
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