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Santa on Warm Train with Child

Hood River, OregonMount Hood Railroad’s highly anticipated Christmas Train starts each November, promising a festive voyage through Oregon’s stunning winter landscapes. This seasonal spectacle invites passengers to embark on an immersive journey filled with holiday delights and surprises.

The Christmas Train is an annual tradition, offering an enchanting experience for families, friends, and visitors seeking a unique way to celebrate the season. Departing from scenic Hood River, passengers will be whisked away on a magical ride adorned with twinkling lights and Christmas charm.

Throughout the journey, guests will be treated to Christmas tunes, engaging storytelling sessions for children, and a special visit from Santa Claus, spreading joy to everyone on board. Complimentary hot chocolate and cookies will be served, creating a warm and cozy atmosphere as passengers take in the breathtaking views.

Adding to the enchantment are captivating characters and fun storylines, embodying the true spirit of the holidays. Children will each be visited by Santa and receive an activity book to spark their creativity and a festive keepsake train ticket as a memento of their holiday journey.

The adventure, spanning about 2.5 hours, promises opportunities for passengers to create lasting memories against the backdrop of one of Oregon’s most scenic landscapes. Tickets for Mount Hood Railroad’s Christmas Train can be purchased online at or through the Mount Hood Railroad ticket office. Due to high demand and routine sell-outs, early booking is recommended to secure preferred dates and times.

Take the chance to be part of this extraordinary holiday tradition aboard the Mount Hood Railroad’s Christmas Train. Join us for a one-of-a-kind celebration and make unforgettable memories with your loved ones.

About the Mount Hood Railroad

Built in 1906, The Mount Hood Railroad is an iconic, family-friendly scenic railway in beautiful Hood River, Oregon. It continues to provide memorable tours, including scenic train rides, railbike adventures and specialty excursions through stunning forests, rushing rivers, and fruit-filled orchards. The railway has been committed to preserving the heritage of rail travel and providing exceptional customer service.  Mount Hood Railroad is a must-visit destination for train enthusiasts, families, and nature lovers of all ages. To learn more about our offerings, please visit