Santa Express at Stone Gables Estate 2024

Event Details

Nov 22 - Dec 23

More info to come for 2024.

Treat yourself and your loved ones to a Festive and narrated train excursion through the center of Stone Gables Estate on the fully decorated Harrisburg, Lincoln & Lancaster Railroad. Featured is a replica of an 1868 steam locomotive, pulling replicas of an 1848 Pioneer Coach and a mid-1860s Combine & Day Coach.

Sing along with your favorite Christmas tunes as they are broadcast throughout the passenger coaches as you make your way through Stone Gables Estate. Watch the eyes of children and adults light up when St. Nick makes a surprise visit and hands each child a treat, pictures are welcome! Sneak a peek a stop at Santa's Toy Shop in the Engine House, beautifully decorated for Christmas.


  • Friday, November 24, 2023
  • Saturday, November 25, 2023
  • Saturday, December 2, 2023
  • Saturday, December 9, 2023
  • Saturday, December 16, 2023
  • Tuesday, December 19, 2023
  • Wednesday, December 20, 2023
  • Thursday, December 21, 2023
  • Friday, December 22, 2023
  • Saturday, December 23, 2023

Departure Times:

  • 9:00 a.m.
  • 10:00 a.m.
  • 11:00 a.m.
  • 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m.
  • 2:00 p.m.


  • Kids of all ages 12 and up = $15
  • Ages 5-12 years = $10
  • Ages 5 & Under = Free and must sit on a parent's lap.

For bus tours please call 717-902-9791

The Santa Express train is not wheelchair accessible.

* Please note, at this time, all tickets must be pre-purchased online prior to your departure

If you need assistance/accommodations to board and un-board please call or email

Your Ticket Includes:

  • A narrated train ride through Stone Gables Estate
  • A stop in our engine house, fully decorated as an animated Santa's workshop for the Christmas season.
  • A visit from the jolly man himself, St. Nick!
  • Beautiful photo ops with the train
  • You will receive complimentary access to our Christmas Village at Ironstone Ranch. Our Christmas Village will be open December 9, 16, and 23, 2023 Saturdays only

Address and Directions to the Train:

Enter at Brittany's Hope: 1160 North Market Street, Elizabethtown PA 17022. (Please type the physical address listed above into your GPS.)

Please arrive at least 15-20 minutes before your train departure time.

Once you arrive watch for signage to direct you to park. Walk to the Ironstone train platform. Please check in with the Guest Services Attendant giving the first and last name of the person who booked the tickets.


Allow about 30 minutes for your total experience.

If you plan to attend the Christmas Village in addition to your train ride, allow 1-2 hours to take advantage of all included activities.

Parking & Comfort Facilities:

Parking is available near the train site (see directions). Mobile restroom facilities are available near the train platform.

Attire: Dress comfortably and weather-appropriate as there can be some walking. Strollers are welcome to the estate but cannot board the train.

Weather Cancelations: To find out if we have canceled any train rides due to inclement weather, keep a close eye on your email, check our social media, and/or please call 717.902.9791. Related refunds will be issued within 7-10 days.

Disclaimer: The Santa Express train is NOT wheelchair accessible. All sales are final. Refunds will be issued by Stone Gables Estate if the event has been canceled. No food, drinks, animals, or smoking while onboard the train. By purchasing a ticket, you agree to allow Stone Gables Estate and/or its representatives to use any photos taken for promotional or advertising purposes. You also consent to a subscription to our e-newsletter. Stone Gables Estate and/or its representatives are not responsible for lost or stolen items. You may check our lost & found. About Stone Gables Estate: Stone Gables Estate is home to the historic Ironstone Ranch, The Star Barn Village, St. Michael’s Vineyard, the Harrisburg, Lincoln & Lancaster Railroad, the Herr’s Mill Covered Bridge, and much more. The property encompasses 280 scenic acres and includes a working horse ranch along with numerous settings other event settings. Stone Gables Estate is a Biblical, faith-based ministry/business. Its mission is to donate 100% of its net profits to aid abandoned children worldwide through Brittany’s Hope, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. "Events with a Purpose". For more information about Stone Gables Estate, check out our website! For Assistance: Please email us at or call 717-902-9791. We experience a very high call and email volume due to Christmas inquiries. We will return your call as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience.

Santa Express at Stone Gables Estate 2024

LOCATION: Stone Gables Estate

ADDRESS: 1160 North Market Street, Elizabethtown, PA 17022

  • CONTACT: 717-902-9791