Santa’s Express Train Ride
All Aboard! The Santa Express Train Ride featuring ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas will depart from St. Louis Union Station during the happiest season of all. This year 14 new attractions and experiences will make Holidays at Union Station the biggest holiday hot spot in the Midwest.
Other indoor activities at the North Pole include a visit with the elves from The Fudgery who will be singing and creating delicious fudge treats in their classic Union Station location. Kids can get a sneak peek at Santa’s sleigh and his future space program. They can see the North Pole mini-aquarium, watch model trains, write letters to Santa in the North Pole Post Office and check in on the forecast at Santa’s Weather Station.
Santa’s Workshop Experience is another special activity inside the North Pole at Union Station. This family activity is a complete hands-on experience for children and their parents. Families will work side by side with Elfin and his master toy maker elves, building train cars for boys and girls of all ages using Santa’s workshop secrets. Moms and dads also can help their little ones decorate gingerbread houses at Gingerbread Junction inside the station.
Families that join the Elf’s Clubhouse during their time at Union Station will get a premium VIP experience that includes the chance to spend time playing games with Santa’s elves. They also will have priority line access for all attractions, elf ears of their own, a meet and greet session with one of Santa’s master elves, a hot chocolate and gingerbread cookie snack, a personalized email from an elf and a 20 percent discount at Santa’s Toy Shop.
Trains will leave the station at 4:45, 6:15, 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays.
For tickets by phone, dial 877-TWAS-STL (877-892-7785). For recorded information, dial 844-4 INFO 25 (844-446-3625).