All aboard DiDonato's Magical Holiday Express Christmas train for the journey to the Holiday Village. Photo courtesy of the DiDonato's
All aboard DiDonato's Magical Holiday Express Christmas train for the journey to the Holiday Village. Photo courtesy of the DiDonato's

Polar Express and Christmas Trains for New Jersey Kids

Every year, New Jersey's railroads get decked out in their holiday best to offer special Christmas train rides for the whole family. Wait—Christmas? We know it's a bit early to start hauling out the holly, but these Christmas trains are a popular holiday tradition, and they sell out fast! Safety protocols are in place this season, including reduced train capacity and face coverings required.

Though these trains don't go all the way to the North Pole, most include a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, along with treats, caroling, movies, and stories.

Read on to find out where to take a Christmas train ride with Santa, and book your tickets as soon as possible. Then, you can put Christmas aside for a while and get back to your fall fun.

Easter and Springtime Family Festival
Alstede Farms - various times Pick
Spring Mini Camp
JDK Social Station, LLC - 9:00 AM
Animal Antics: Sheep
Fosterfield's Living Historical Farm - 9:00 AM
EGGstravaganZOO
Cape May County Park & Zoo - 10:00 AM
Kids Art Classes at Hoboken Historical Museum
Hoboken Hisorical Musem - 10:00 AM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides