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Posted on: November 8, 2021

Steam Into The Holiday Season At The Northwest Railway Museum


Join Santa and his elves on December 11-12, 18-19, 2021 for the Santa Limited steam train. This 2-hour holiday excursion begins at the North Bend Depot. After boarding, passengers ride to the Railway History Campus, where Santa greets each child with a small gift inside the unique Chapel Car 5 Messenger of Peace located within the seasonally decorated Train Shed Exhibit Hall. Guests also receive a holiday cookie on this train excursion.

Or, join Santa and his elves on November 27- 28, December 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 2021 for the Yuletide Express! This 25-minute holiday excursion begins at the historic Snoqualmie Depot where passengers board the seasonally decorated, antique coaches, and travel west to Snoqualmie Falls, pausing briefly at the crest for its incredible view of the valley below, before returning to Snoqualmie. Each child on board receives a small gift from Santa.

For more information or to order tickets for all of these special train excursions, go to: (NRM Members can call the Depot Bookstore at 425.888.3030 extension 7202 to reserve their tickets.) To ensure a safe experience, limited capacity and social distancing of seating on the train along with frequent cleanings will be performed. All visitors 2 years of age and older are asked to wear masks, and pursuant to state law, masks are required for all visitors 5 years and older. Per King County regulations, all visitors age 12 years and older must show proof of vaccination to visit the Museum and/or ride the train.

 About the Northwest Railway Museum 

Founded in 1957, the Northwest Railway Museum is the largest railway museum in Washington State. The Museum also operates heritage railway excursions through the Upper Snoqualmie Valley as well as interpretive exhibits that illustrate the railway’s role in the settlement and development of the region. Its collection is one of the most significant in the western Unites States. The Museum’s 1890 Snoqualmie Depot is recognized as the oldest continuously operated train station in Washington State. For more information on train schedules, special events and operating hours, visit: or call 425.888.3030.

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