All abooooooard the Santa Train!

Photo courtesy of Coopersville & Marne Railway

 The fun begins Saturday, Nov. 26

Ride with the FUN GUY! Everyone loves Santa and Santa loves children. Each of the vintage passenger cars has a special seat reserved just for the Big Guy and his friends. 

Santa’s 230-seat train is ready! The train cars, which date from 1919-1932, are all decorated for Christmas. Santa has a special seat in each train car. The festive train rolls through the snow-covered farms, fields and across the bridges and roadways that are along the 7-mile route. Costumed Elves will escort each child for their time to sit with the Jolly Fellow. All kids get a nice gift from Santa’s Big Bag — even the shy ones!

The Story-telling Princess will read children’s Christmas-themed books when Santa is in another train car. The uniformed Conductor and Trainman will punch every ticket! Christmas music plays throughout the 90-minute ride. The railcars are heated and each has a restroom.

Bring the whole family. Special seating arrangements will be made for groups of six to sixty. All large groups sit together. Full fare is $19, Senior fare for 60+ is $18, Children 2-12 are $17. Children under two years old get a free ticket.

The train runs even on snow days. Snow or no, we go!

Photo courtesy of Coopersville & Marne Railway


  • Adults $19.00,
  • Senior (60+) $18.00,
  • Children (2-12) $17.00,
  • Under two years old FREE

Reservations are highly recommended. Online reservations can be made here. Or call 616.997.7000, Ext. 3 on Monday through Friday from 10:30 am until 5 pm. Some tickets will be available at the station on the days of departures.

Here are the dates and times:

  • Saturday, Nov. 26th at 11 am and 1:30 pm
  • Sundays, Nov. 27th and December 4th, 11th and18th at 1 pm and 3 pm’
  • Saturdays, Dec. 3rd, 10th & 17th at 10 am, 12 pm, 2:30 pm and 4:30 pm
  • Saturday, Dec. 24 at 10am, 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm

For more info, go here.