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Hobo Railroad Announces 2020 Santa Express Train Schedule

October 30 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Santa Express Trains Depart Hobo Junction Station Weekends
at 1:00pm Friday, Nov. 27 thru Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020

LINCOLN, NH – The Hobo Railroad in Lincoln, NH is excited to announce the schedule for their 2020 Santa Express Trains which begin the Friday after Thanksgiving, November 27, and depart weekends at 1:00pm through Sunday, December 20, 2020.

All passengers aboard this year’s Santa Express Trains will enjoy chocolate milk and cookies while children complete letters to Santa during the one hour and twenty minute holiday excursion. Once the train departs Hobo Junction Station, Santa and Mrs. Claus will make their way through the train to visit with everyone and pick up the children’s letters. On the return trip to Hobo Junction Station, Santa and Mrs. Claus will make their way through the train once again, this time surprising each young child with a gift. Upon returning to Hobo Junction Station, guests are encouraged to take pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus on the Stations south platform.

“We look forward to announcing our Santa Express Train schedule every year” stated Paul Giblin, Director of Marketing & Business Development for the Hobo & Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad. “The Santa Express Trains have been part of the Railroad’s annual schedule since the the Hobo Railroad first opened more than 33 years ago. For many of our guests, enjoying chocolate milk and cookies on the train with Santa has become a long-standing family tradition. In many cases we’re seeing second and third generations of families returning each year to create their own holiday traditions.”

Tickets for this year’s Hobo Railroad’s Santa Express Trains are $25.00 for Coach Class seating and $33.00 for First Class seating for all ages 3 and up, while ages 2 and under ride free. It should be noted that the difference between First Class and Coach Class seating is that First Class seating is at tables, while Coach Class seating will be at bench-style seating. Otherwise, the entire Santa Express experience is completely identical.

In compliance with State of New Hampshire COVID-19 Guidelines, advance reservations are required for all Santa Express Trains. In addition, all coaches will be limited to 50% capacity and each coach will be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized prior to every departure. Guests will also be required to wear face coverings when they arrive as well as on the train unless they are consuming something to eat to drink.

2020 Santa Express Trains – Schedule:
November 27, 28 & 29
December 5 & 6; 12 & 13 and 19 & 20
Departure Times: All trains depart at 1:00pm

Reservations can be made by visiting www.HoboRR.com, or by calling (603) 745-2135 between 9:00am and 3:00pm Monday through Friday. The Hobo Railroad is located at 64 Railroad Street in Lincoln, NH, just off I-93 at Exit 32, directly across from McDonalds.

Santa is looking forward to joining everyone aboard the Santa Express Trains at the Hobo Railroad!
Santa is shown visiting with a family aboard one of last year’s Santa Express Trains at the Hobo Railroad in Lincoln, NH. This year’s Santa Express Trains will operate weekend’s from Friday, Nov. 27th through Sunday, Dec. 20th, 2020 with departures at 1:00pm. Advance reservations are required. www.HoboRR.com

Santa & Mrs. Claus are looking forward to seeing everyone at the Hobo Railroad!
Santa & Mrs. Claus are anxiously looking forward to seeing everyone on this year’s Santa Express Trains. Located at the Hobo Railroad in Lincoln, NH, these holiday trains depart weekends Nov. 27th through Dec. 20th at 1pm. Advance reservations are required. www.HoboRR.com

About the Hobo & Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad:

The Hobo & Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad is privately owned with operations based in Lincoln, Meredith, Weirs Beach & Laconia, NH. As one of the Northeastern United State’s largest and most popular tourist railroads, weekend operations begin in mid-May with daily operations getting underway in late June and running through the end of October with additional events taking place weekends from Thanksgiving until just before Christmas. Popular annual events include the 4th of July Family Party Train, the award-winning Bank of NH Nature by Rail Series, Hobo Harvest Time Express, Fall Foliage Excursions, Turkey Dinner Trains and the always popular Santa Express Trains. For additional information, call (603) 745-2135 or visit www.HoboRR.com



October 30
8:00 am - 5:00 pm


NH United States