It's become one of the most magical holiday traditions in Maine. The Holiday Express train ride on Portland's historic Narrow Gauge Railroad. Get the whole family in your coziest pajamas and get ready to ride to the North Pole!

Last year's Christmas train had over 19,000 passengers and was a total sell out!



TRAIN TIMES:  3:30 PM | 5:00 PM | 6:30 PM | 8:00 PM on select dates between NOV 27 – DEC 23



Obviously, this year will be very different. According to the Maine Narrow Gauge Website:

The health and safety of volunteers, staff, and guests is the top priority for MNGRR. Now offering socially distant seating aboard the beautiful, historic railroad cars. With over 10,000 passengers carried since June 2020 and strict safety guidelines in place, MNGRR has proudly earned their Covid-19 prevention badge. Touch-free purchasing and boarding is made possible by new mobile tickets from PortTIX Face coverings are required to board the train per the Maine Governor’s Executive Order. Click here for MNGRR’s full COVID-19 Safety Protocol , detailing additional cleaning and sanitizing procedures, social distancing guidelines, and more.



This year’s fun begins at the Maine Narrow Gauge’s Outdoor Boarding PlatformThe Conductor boards passengers onto the 10 historic coaches decked out for the holidays.  Once onboard, Christmas music fills the cars as the steam locomotive powered by beloved Steam Engine #3 thunders to the “North Pole”.  Children will see Santa waving to all aboard the train as he prepares his sleigh for departure.  Get a second look at the holiday lights outside the train as you travel back to the station.



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