The Santa Claus Special departs the Whippany station on:

Sunday, November 27
Saturday, December 3
Sunday, December 4
Saturday, December 10
Sunday, December 11


Infants On Laps, One-year of age and under : FREE
Children (Under 12): $9
Adults (Age 12+): $14

Jersey Coast Club car are $3 each additional

Seating Options


Ticket price includes admission to the Museum grounds, Museum building which houses historical railroad, steam ship memorabilia displays, operating model trains, gift shop and the outdoor operating large scale model trains.


The Whippany Railway Museum is located at 1 Railroad Plaza, at the intersection of Route 10 West & Whippany Road in Whippany, NJ.

Welcome to the
25th Annual Santa Claus Special
Santa & the 385 at a wintery WRM



Order your tickets ONLINE Now, Don't miss your chance

It's the time of year when Santa Claus invites one and all to celebrate the coming Christmas Season with Family and Friends by riding the rails onboard the Whippany Railway Museum's SANTA CLAUS SPECIAL excursion trains.

Volunteer Crew of the Santa Special

Santa Special pulls into Whippany Station The 10-mile, 45-minute round trip excursion from Whippany to Roseland and return allows passengers time to enjoy the Festivities of the Season and the merriment on the train.  All of our past trips over the last 20 years have been complete sell-outs, and seeing the excited faces of the children as they climb aboard the Christmas Holiday-decorated trains, ensures an afternoon for Family Fun.
During each excursion, Santa makes his way through the train and visits with the children onboard. The train crew follows along, giving the kids a special gift from Santa.  Be sure to bring your camera and take pictures of the kids with Santa, so they can always remember their day onboard the train! Santa Arrives at Whippany Station
Jersey Coast decorated for Christmas In addition to the regular coaches that make up the train, make your day Extra Special by purchasing limited tickets for a nostalgic Christmas ride aboard the Museum's elegant 1927-era Central Railroad of New Jersey (CNJ) 'Club Car' Jersey Coast. Specially Decorated for the Christmas Holidays in a pre-World War II style, the car has the warm look and feel of a private club with individual leather chairs, mahogany interior accented with stained glass, built-in tables and period ceiling fans.


The Jersey Coast, recalls the 1930's when the CNJ operated its deluxe coach train, The Blue Comet between Jersey City and Atlantic City, NJ.  The striking, authentic exterior paint scheme of cream and blue reminds one of a comet streaking through space. It is the only car of its type operating in New Jersey. Jersey Coast Decorated for christmas
So round up the Family and climb onboard for some great Christmas time fun and laughter! Ordering tickets is fast and easy!

Christmas at Whippany Station

Online ticket reservations are strongly recommended! Advanced tickets are ONLY available through the Museum's online TICKET STORE and not at any other location or site. (Please note that online tickets can be purchased up to 2 hours before departure on the day of that weekend's excursion.) No refunds on prepaid tickets

Any Remaining tickets will be sold at the museums ticket office, on the day of each trip, starting at 11:00am on a first-come, first-served basis.

Ride, schedule, equipment and ticket availability subject to change without notice. The excursion train consists of a historic Diesel locomotive and enclosed passenger coaches.
Winter at the Whippany Railway Museum
Santa with the 385 at night The Museum will be open from 12 Noon to 4 PM each day of operation. A Gift Shop is located within the Museum building. Light refreshments are available at the Museum's Snack Depot.
The SANTA CLAUS SPECIAL is a fundraising effort to benefit the Whippany Railway Museum, a non-profit Operating Heritage Railroad organization that is staffed by volunteers. Donations from the public help to keep the Museum operational, but funds are still required to support this unique New Jersey treasure. Proceeds from the train rides will further enhance the Museum's mission and its Historic Preservation efforts. Santa with the M&E # 18 Santa Special

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The Whippany Railway Museum is a member of the Association of Tourist Railroads & Railway Museums
and the United Railroad Historical Society of New Jersey.
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Whippany Railway Museum
P.O. Box 16
Whippany, NJ 07981-0016
(973) 887-8177
E-mail: info@whippanyrailwaymuseum.net

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