HOLIDAY LIGHTS EXPRESS

Enjoy this classic holiday event, which has been improved for 2020 with an additional passenger coach for more seating and more lights! This is an approximately 1-hour evening ride aboard our heated 100-year-old coaches, each of which is covered with thousands of holiday lights. Many of our trackside neighbors decorate their homes and yards for our passengers to enjoy.

NOTE: This excursion does not feature a visit from Santa Claus. Santa and his elves visit children only on the Santa Claus Express.


Due to State of Delaware requirements, we must maintain fresh airflow through the train. Although the train will be heated, doors and windows on the train will be open for our November and December excursions. As a result, we encourage you to dress warmly (or in layers) for this excursion. We apologize for the inconvenience, but this will ensure we can operate in accordance with state requirements.


This event is powered by one of our historic first-generation diesel locomotives.



RESERVATIONS SUGGESTED
Reservation Policy

THIS EVENT HAS ASSIGNED SEATING
Seating Policy

Holiday Lights Express
Photo: Don Richard

SCHEDULE


There are no more dates for this event this year.
See you next year!

FARES

COACH SEATING

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Adults:

$16

Seniors (60+):

$15

Children (2-12):

$14

Children (under 2):

FREE

CABOOSE RENTAL

Groups of 20-25 people can rent one of our red cabooses to have a private party aboard the train. Learn more about caboose rentals

$250

PARLOR CAR RENTAL

Larger groups (between 25 and 40 people) can rent our Parlor Car to have a private party aboard the train. The Parlor Car is a larger space with plenty of room to set up food and beverages for your party. Learn more about renting the Parlor Car.

$500

All trains operate rain or shine. The railroad reserves the right to substitute coaches and/or motive power as operating conditions demand and to make modifications to the schedule without prior notice. We have limited accessibility for handicapped persons. All buildings have wheelchair ramps and we have a wheelchair lift to board the train at Greenbank Station. However, there is no wheelchair lift available at any of our stops, including the Mt. Cuba Picnic Grove and Hockessin. Train doorways are only 24-inches wide and there is limited space for wheelchair storage on the train.

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