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Santa Train - Hocking Valley Scenic Railway

Join the Hocking Valley Scenic Railway this Christmas season aboard our popular Santa Trains! Families have been making the Santa Train an annual tradition and we invite you to climb aboard and do the same! The coaches are decorated for Christmas and festive music plays throughout the warm train.

During the train ride, Santa gets on board and visits with each child. This is a great time for your child or grandchild to give his or her list to St. Nick! Afterward, each child will receive a special candy treat!

Each train operates Saturdays and Sundays between November 29 and December 21 at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. and lasts about 2 hours. All trains depart from the Nelsonville Depot in Athens County's historic Nelsonville at 33 W. Canal Street.

Tickets start at $13 and can be ordered on-line at, through our Facebook page, or by calling toll-free 1-800-967-7834.

These trains are very popular and advance reservations are strongly recommended. We can not guarantee seating availability without an advance reservation (available by calling 800-967-7834 or ordering on-line).

Hocking Valley Scenic Railway - Nelsonville Depot
33 W. Canal Street

Nelsonville, Ohio 45764

Phone Number(s)

Local Number: (740) 249-1452


Sunday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Special Hours:


Additional Information
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Adults: 17.00
Age 13-59
Seniors: 15.00
Age 60 and over
Children: 13.00
Age 3-12
Under 3 Child: FREE
Age 2 and under (must sit on a lap)

Events Dates:

11/28/2015 - 12/20/2015

Accepted Forms of Payment

Cash, Debit Card, Discover, Mastercard, Visa



HVSR Santa Train at Night

HVSR 5833 pauses in front of the Nelsonville Depot before departing with an evening Santa Train.

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