Polar Express and Christmas Trains in New Jersey For Families

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

Every year, New Jersey's railroads get decked out in their holiday best to offer special Christmas trains in New Jersey for the whole family. We know it's a bit early to start hauling out the holly, but these Polar Express and trains are a popular holiday tradition, and they sell out fast! 

Though these Christmas 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. We've even included a trolley ride hosted by Mrs. Claus herself.

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.

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