Fun Christmas & Santa Trains in Kansas City (Holiday Trains)
We all know the holidays are a magical time, but what’s even more magical is climbing aboard one of the Christmas train rides in Kansas City.
Put on your pajamas and get ready for some hot cocoa!
We’ve compiled a list of the holiday trains in Kansas City, and we can’t wait for you to find the one perfect for your family.
Christmas Train Rides in Kansas City
These Santa train rides are magical memories that your children and family will always remember.
After an extensive search for local holiday trains, our team has chosen the best in Kansas City! Don’t forget: tickets to these train rides fill up fast & also make the perfect gift.
Please use the clickable links for more information about tickets, dates and times.
The Polar Express Train Ride in Branson, MO
You won’t want to miss this ride to the North Pole to see Santa Claus! From now through December 19th, you and your family can take a Santa train ride through the Ozark Mountains for an extra special experience.
All passengers receive hot chocolate and cookies, and Premium passengers also get a souvenir ceramic mug!
Mini Holiday Ride On Train at Union Station
This tiny holiday train is perfect for little ones to ride this season! It is ONLY accessible with the holiday lights walk through village admission and children must be under 48 inches tall to ride.
Mini Holiday Express Train at Union Station
Kiddos under 48” tall can take a ride on Union Station’s miniature holiday train!
Once a popular attraction at the Jones Store downtown, it now resides in the stations main entrance for the holiday season. Enjoy holiday scenery and music as you ride through the North Pole!
Santa’s Express Country Christmas at The National Agricultural Hall of Fame
** Dates unverified for 2020.
Check out this local 5K run that features fun, family oriented activities. Get your picture taken with Santa in the while you enjoy hot chocolate, cookies and hay wagon rides.
A children’s choir performs at this event, too! Ride the train around Farm Town and explore a winter wonderland of Christmas trees.
Santa’s Gingerbread Station at Crown Center (Parts Closed for 2020)
** Santa Pictures are available, but NOT interactive exhibits like the train.
This is a unique Christmas train ride. Kids and families can enjoy this interactive exhibit, meet and have their photo taken with Santa Claus and climb aboard the Crown Center Express Train Engine.
Take a ride through Gingerbread Village, all with no admission fee! Photos with Santa are available for a fee, or you may take your own. You can also explore more places to take pictures with Santa!
The Polar Express Train Ride in Baldwin City, KS (CANCELLED)
Hosted by Midland Railway, this Christmas train schedule runs from November 16th through December 30th.
Each ticket includes incredible entertainment, hot cocoa, a cookie, and a keepsake sleigh bell to bring home. Wear your pajamas and hop on board!
Kansas City Southern’s Holiday Express Train at Union Station (Not Verified)
Experience one of Kansas City’s favorite, FREE holiday train traditions! Santa & his elves will host the 19th annual run for this train ride and will be back at Union Station from December 18th to December 22nd.
Hop aboard Rudy, the smiling tank car for a fun holiday activity! You can tour the train, as well as visit Santa. While the attraction cannot accommodate strollers or wheelchairs inside, there is parking located right outside for them! You can also ask an elf for help if you’d like.
We hope you found the perfect Santa train in Kansas City!
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