Nevada State Railroad Museum Santa Train

The Santa Train a holiday treat for the entire family, featuring a half-hour ride down the historic tracks of the Boulder Branch Line aboard the Nevada Southern Railroad, plus a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Runing December 4 and 5 as well as December 11 and 12 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day.

The event features a toy train exhibit, food and cocoa for sale, Santa’s North Pole Mailbox, Santa’s Sleigh for a great spot to take pictures plus candy canes for all the children.

Tickets for the Santa Train are $4 per seat, payable by cash or check only. They can be purchased in advance Tuesday through Friday at the Museum Office at 600 Yucca Street or on Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm at the Ticket Office at 601 Yucca Street. For more information call 702-486-5006 or visit

“We will still be selling tickets to the Santa Train on the event dates so those who don’t buy advanced tickets can still ride,” said Peg Franchetti of the museum.

Santa Train rides depart at the top of each hour from the Nevada State Railroad Museum Depot located at the intersection of Nevada Highway and Yucca Street in Boulder City. Due to the popularity of the event, visitors are encouraged to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to departure.

The Santa Train has been an annual holiday event at the museum and would not be possible if not for the invaluable assistance from the Nevada State Railroad Museums volunteers. The event is also sponsored in part by Rustic Living and the Railroad Pass Hotel and Casino.

The Nevada State Railroad Museum in Boulder City is one of seven museums managed by the State Division of Museums and History, an agency of the Nevada Department of Cultural Affairs. The Department serves Nevada’s citizens and visitors through cultural and information management, presentation and promotion of cultural resources, and education. The Department also includes the State Office of Historic Preservation, Nevada State Library and Archives, and the Nevada Arts Council. For more information, please call Teresa Moiola at (775) 687-8323 or visit the department’s website at

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