IMPORTANT NOTE: the 11:15 a.m. train on Saturday, December 1 takes place during the Monticello Christmas parade. Those who ride that train will miss the parade.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How much do tickets cost?
Tickets are $15 per person for coach, or, on 1:00pm trains only, $150 for dining car service for a table of up to four people.
Who needs a ticket?
Anyone 2 and older will need a ticket. Those under 2 are required to sit on a lap, and will not receive a sack lunch without buying a ticket.
Where are my tickets?
Your tickets will be ready for pick-up at the Monticello Railway Museum's Wabash Depot in downtown Monticello (corner of Livingston and Independence) on the day of your train. Please arrive at least 30 minutes before your departure time to ensure time to pick up tickets and board the train. Tickets will not be mailed.
How long is the train ride?
The ride is about an hour long.
Will my child get to meet Santa personally?
Santa will visit individually with each child during the train ride.
What is in the lunch?
It is a kids lunch – peanut butter and jelly sandwich, chips, cookies, and drink. Everyone with a coach ticket receives a lunch. Cheese sandwiches are available on request for those with allergies. Dining car tickets receive a turkey subway sandwich, chips, cookie and bottle of water for each rider, as well as a commemorative keepsake and one digital photo from a professional photographer.
What about restrooms?
There are no restrooms on the train. Plan to use the restrooms at the boarding site (Wabash Depot) before the train ride.