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Holiday Excursions


All aboard for 2021 holiday memories.


Join us for this special excursion and start a new holiday family tradition!

Join us on this special excursion that has become an annual holiday family tradition for many!

Our train will take you and your family on a 45-minute train ride to Seitzville. Listen to Christmas music while enjoying the scenery of southern York County and Heritage Rail Trail County Park. Keep a look out for Santa Claus to appear with a special gift for each child!

You’ll disembark at Bricker’s Tree Farm where you will be able to cut your own tree or select a pre-cut tree. It is a short walk from the train to the tree farm. Please note that this excursion operates rain or shine – please dress appropriate for the weather and outdoor conditions including sturdy shoes. Bricker’s will provide handsaws, but you can feel free to bring your own (must be sheathed).

Bricker’s also offers a selection of wreaths and garlands to fulfill most of your holiday decorating needs. (All transactions are cash only.) Our crew will transport your purchases back to our station.

Then it’s back on the train for your return trip to our station in New Freedom. Our dedicated staff and volunteers will meet you in the municipal parking lot off High Street behind our station to help you pick up your items.

Get your tickets today–these excursions sell out quickly! 

Excursion sold out? You can join our waiting list. Please call us at 717-942-2370 and provide your name, contact number, excursion date and time, and the number of tickets you are requesting. We will contact you if seats become available.


Get into the holiday spirit with our popular Santa Express trains!

Our train is decked out for the festive season, bringing holiday cheer to riders of all ages with this entertaining and fun ride to Glen Rock, PA. Listen to the Night Before Christmas and Christmas music as we get ready to visit the man in red. There will be a lot of excitement as Santa Claus makes his appearance! He’s bringing a special gift for each child.

Don’t forget to visit our gift shop after your ride for free cookie and hot chocolate!

Don’t forget the Christmas cookies!

Tannenbaum Christmas Tree Train Cookie Kit


Add a cookie decorating kit from Burtt Baking Company to your ticket purchase for any Holiday Excursion. Your $12 kit includes ready-to-decorate sugar cookies in holiday shapes with colored icing and fun sprinkles.

Santa Express Cookie Kit