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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!

The William H. Simpson No. 17, our authentic replica steam engine, 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 the Heritage Rail Trail County Park. Keep a look out for Santa Claus to make an appearance!

You’ll disembark at Bricker’s Tree Farm where you will be able to cut your own tree or select a pre-cut tree. 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! 


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!

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