Hobo Railroad to begin Santa Express train schedule

LINCOLN – The Hobo Railroad's Santa Express Trains kicks off the Friday after Thanksgiving, Nov. 24, and operates weekends at 1 p.m. through Saturday, Dec. 23.

All passengers aboard the Santa Express Train receive a cup of hot chocolate and each family or group receives a box of holiday cookies to enjoy during the one-hour-and-20-minute holiday excursion. Children are given letters to complete for Santa, which he picks up as he makes his way through the train. On the return trip to Hobo Junction Station, Santa surprises each child on the train with a special gift. Upon returning to Hobo Junction Station, guests are encouraged to pose for pictures with Santa on the platform.

Advance ticket reservations are strongly suggested and can be made by visiting www.HoboRR.com or by calling 603-745-2135 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Hobo Railroad is conveniently located in the village of Lincoln, just off I-93 at Exit 32, directly across from McDonald's.

2017 Santa Express Train Schedule (all Santa Express Trains depart Lincoln at 1 p.m.)

· Nov. 24, 25 and 26

· Dec. 2 and 3

· Dec. 9 and 10

· Dec. 17, 18  and 23