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Holiday Trains in Kansas City

Create family memories this holiday season as you enjoy these magical Holiday Train experiences in Kansas City. From model trains, to rides with Santa, and villages made of gingerbread, you and your little engineers will find all kinds of fun, train-related activities throughout Kansas City.

Holiday Trains at Union Station

Kansas City Southern’s Holiday Express Train

One of Kansas City s favorite holiday traditions, the Holiday Express Train brings Santa to Union Station just before Christmas. Guests can visit with Santa and tour the train for free. This magical holiday train will roll into Union Station for a five-day visit this year from Dec. 18-22. Led by KCS Southern Belle business train, the Holiday Express train includes a smiling tank car Rudy ; a flatcar carrying Santa s sleigh, reindeer and a miniature village; a gingerbread boxcar; the elves workshop; the reindeer stable; and a little red caboose.

Mini Holiday Express Holiday Spirit Train

Originally an attraction the Jones Department store, take a rid on Union Station's miniature train! Riders must be under 48" tall (approximately 5-6 years of age and under). Members FREE; Non-members $5

Holiday Model Train Display

Featuring over 800 feet of track, this model train exhibit has 18 consecutive running trains, and a 15-foot, 3-D, lighted Kansas City Southern Rudy train engine! 

Polar Express Pajama Party

Union Station invites families to watch a special showing of the holiday classic Polar Express in their pj s while sipping a cup of hot chocolate and nibbling on cookies. The Polar Express PJ Party begins at 7 p.m. on Saturday, December 21 in the City Stage Theatre. The event is free to members and $5 for non-members. Seating capacity is limited so you must get a ticket in advance.


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Santa’s Gingerbread Village

Three locomotives travel through a Santa’s gingerbread village in the North Pole, all created by the chefs at The Westin Kansas City and Sheraton Kansas City hotels. See the reindeer stable, Santa’s sleigh garage, the elves’ dorm, a doll, rocking horse, and ball factory, and even Mr. & Mrs. Claus’ home. FREE admission. Open during Crown Center Shops holiday hours. Closed Christmas Day.

Fritz’s Railroad Restaurant

Your little engineer will have a blast as their burgers and fries arrive via miniature train. You can enjoy this fun railway delivery at three locations, Crown Center, Shawnee and in Kansas City, KS.

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