Once aboard the Santa Train North Pole Limited, the holiday fun begins with Christmas carols, The Night Before Christmas, cookies, hot chocolate and Santa.
The fun begins at the lighted Campo Depot. Pick up your tickets from the Ticket Agent in our restored passenger waiting room. We recommend you plan on arriving at the Campo Depot at least 45 minutes before your train departs to allow ample time to park, get your tickets, and pass through our gift shop. Don't forget to stop by the Hobo Camp next to the Depot to hear tales from railroading's past.
Once onboard the North Pole Limited, Santa's elves will sing of our favorite Christmas carols, read The Night Before Christmas to all of our young ones, and pass out cookies and hot chocolate to all passengers. The North Pole Limited will stop at Santa's Workshop to pick up Santa and Mrs. Claus who will visit with all passengers on the train on our way back to the Campo Depot.
Seating Choices and Fares
The North Pole Limited has two main classes of tickets, Coach and First Class. Passengers riding in Coach Class will enjoy the North Pole Limited from one of our restored 1920s vintage commuter cars. These seats are most numerous and lowest priced. Passengers riding in Coach Class will enjoy all of the above activities as we head to the North Pole.
Coach Fares for the North Pole Limited Start At:
Those looking for a premium travel experience may want to consider purchasing First Class train tickets. The Museum offers two First Class cars - Union Pacific long-distance chair car #576 and Santa Fe business car #1509. In addition to the hot chocolate and cookie service, both cars offer complimentary soft drinks and candies along with larger seats, more legroom, and a premium atmosphere. Those riding in Santa Fe business car #1509 may step out onto the open-to-the-air rear platform as the North Pole Limited glides down to the North Pole.
First Class Fares for the North Pole Limited Start At:
Tickets for the North Pole Limited must be purchased in advance. As an added bonus, Pacific Southwest Railway Museum Association members have the opportunity to purchase tickets before they go on sale to the rest of the general public. Simply enter your member number during checkout. There are many additional benefits to becoming a member of the PSRMA including access to the Hot Scoop - our events news letter, gift shop discounts, and the ability to volunteer at the Pacific Southwest Railway Museum or the La Mesa Depot in La Mesa, CA.
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