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

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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.

38 thoughts on “Santa’s Paradise Express on Strasburg Railroad (Lancaster, PA)”

  1. 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..

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

  4. 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!

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

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    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. :)

  7. 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 :)

  8. 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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