North Pole Express & Santa Special in Essex, Tickets on Sale this Month! - New Canaan & Darien Moms

Board the North Pole Express locomotive-powered sleigh…for a magical nighttime journey to the North Pole. Every coach becomes a stage for a LIVE, musical performance of The Night Before Christmas. Celebrate the spirit of the season with Santa and Mrs. Claus, sing-a-longs, hot chocolate and sugar cookies.
Each child will receive a small gift from Santa. Children are invited to wear their favorite PAJAMAS. Make sure those PJs are warm and cozy…it’s cold up at the North Pole!
Ride length is approximately 90 minutes. Departures are at 5:00 pm / 5:30 pm / 7:00 pm / 7:30 pm (all operating dates) plus  3:00 pm & 3:30 pm (Saturdays & Sundays and Friday November 24). Tickets go on sale September 5th at 9am. Click here for more information.

Santa Special and Reindeer Breakfast

Dream, Believe, Discover…All aboard the Santa Special for a one-of-a-kind, daytime holiday experience. Make sure you’re camera-ready for that “special moment” when Santa and Mrs. Claus visit each child! Enjoy the spirit of the season as you relax with family and friends aboard festive railway cars adorned with vintage decorations. Rudolph and Pablo the Penguin will be on board to spread holiday cheer. Plus, each child will receive a small holiday gift from Santa’s Elves! Tickets will be available the week of Sept. 19th. Click here for more information.
Reindeer Breakfast is available to First Class passengers at an additional cost. Relax and enjoy a festive family meal in River Valley Junction before your 10:30 am Santa Special departure, prepared by the team that brings you the Essex Clipper Dinner Train and caters our Events and Functions.
On the Menu:  Scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, toast, biscuits & gravy, bagels, muffins, cut fruit, cereal, coffee, tea, and juice.
Serving Time:  9:00 – 10:00 am, 10:15 am boarding


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