Santa’s Paradise Express on Strasburg Railroad (Lancaster, PA)

This weekend marked the very beginning of Santa’s Paradise Express at the Strasburg Railroad!  Running every weekend up until Christmas, we had a chance to check out this holiday tradition TODAY.

What a wonderful time!  The weather could not have been more perfect (though the train is fully enclosed, so inclement weather would not have been a problem).

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Santa actually visited each and every train car en route and paused for pictures with each family.  He also gave every child a small toy!

Strasburg Railroad provided us with tickets so that we could check out Santa’s Paradise Express and report back to you about what we thought!  All opinions are 100% ours.

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  • Nicole

    OMG!!! My kids would love this!! =)

  • this sounds like so much fun!!

  • Chrissie

    My daughter loves trains and this is the first year she’s into Santa. This would be so much fun!

  • Kimberly F

    Oh wow this looks so magical I would love to take my hailey & gabriel on this. They love the Polar Express, this would be so cool for them to see..

    • I love the Polar Express, too- it reminded me a lot of that! :)

  • Jill

    OMG! My kids would think they died and went to heaven! Can we add another ticket if we win? (buy it of course)

  • connie

    this is great!! would love to visit and take the train with my family as well.

  • Nikki

    What a great giveaway- we’ve been to Strasburg with our boys to see Thomas- it would be awesome to go to see Santa!

  • Lauren A.

    Our little boys would love to go on this ride!!!

  • Alison

    Entering for my good friend Hope! I’d love to surprise her with tickets!!

  • Angela

    This sounds like so much fun!!! It would
    Be such a treat for our family to see Santas

  • Eileen

    I would LOVE to take my son on the train ride with Santa! It is his first Christmas and this would be awesome to do with family members!

  • Lindsay

    Awesome! We’re in Lancaster County but have never done this. Looks like such fun for the family!

  • Erica

    My kids would LOVE this! They are obsessed with trains… especially the Strasburg Railroad!

  • Brandy

    My 2 little girls would loooove this!!

  • Jackie C

    This looks like a blast… we tried to go and see Santa today at the mall the line was two hrs long! Not good for a soon to be 3 yr old – needless to say we left and someone was so sad! I would love to take her on the Strasburg train! What a great way to enjoy Lancaster and see Santa at the same time! Hope I win :) btw: i love your site!

  • carla

    we make a holiday trip to pa each year for hershey park/ lancaster/dutch wonderland…this would be awesome! our three kids, 7 and 3 ( and one month old) would love it!

  • Kristine

    Strasburg railroad is so much fun!!would be great to do it around christmas time.

  • Christina

    My boys would love this!!!

  • Rose Hartmann

    We are a train family, and it is very much part of our family fun together. Please consider our family, thank you so much!!

  • Erin

    My nephew would enjoy this so much, this will be his first Christmas.

  • Nicole W.

    I am a HUGE fan of your blog and have been a follower on your site, FB and via email for a few months now. I have saved SO much money because of you and I am so thankful ( i think my husband is thankful to you also, ha!) I also followed you for hours on Black Friday and snagged some great deals. Thanks for all of your hard work and lack of sleep :)
    I am VERY interested and excited @ your Strasburg Santa’s Paradise Express giveaway! We have taken our two boys, Kyler and Brayden….ages 2 and 5 every yr to Strasburg for Thomas and just love it. What wonderful memories. We just researched today @ taking the kids to see Santa and then I noticed your post! I am off to suggest your page to all of my FB mommy friends :) Please consider us for this amazing opportunity. Thank you. PS…I just suggested your page to 65 of my friends…ho ho ho. :)

  • Tim

    This would be great to surprise my wife and son with tickets to see Santa in a special way on his first Christmas.

  • Erin Eyster

    This looks like so much fun!

  • Alissa

    This is the first year my son understands santa/christmas/elves. Its going to be a great holiday. This would make it all so magical for him!! Fingers crossed :)

  • Jess

    How did I miss this one?

    • LOL Guess you’re not quite the fan you thought you were. :p

  • Would love to enter for the chance to win!!! We aren’t far and my little guy is obsessed with trains… The big guy is too:) Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  • Nicole W.

    Oh….i forgot to mention , i am also totally craving an Amish woopie pie so, that would also make for a very happy mommy :)

  • Melissa

    This doesn’t end until tonight right? Is it just me or does the “here” link not work? :(

  • Heather

    my little train lover would be thrilled if we would win this!!!

  • NicoleW

    I’ve been wanting to take my boys here for months!

  • keisha negron

    Wow great post and giveaway i never knew santa went to the train station.. That would be a nice time for my lil girls they are age 5 and 4. Samantha age 5 and Aiyanna age 4.

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