Special Events

Every Saturday and Sunday - Breakfast and Lunch

Join us on Saturday or Sunday for a beautifully prepared breakfast, brunch or lunch as you take a ride through the National Park. 
Breakfast: Departs Rockside Station 9:00am
Lunch: Departs Rockside Station 12:45pm
Purchase tickets HERE

Schedule a Holiday Party Aboard the Caboose

Need a unique place to hold your holiday party? How about our 12 seat caboose! This car offers a private train ride, wood burning stove and a counter area for food service.

Please note: this is NOT a part of the Polar Express program.

The caboose will be available for a 7:00pm departure December 1st – 19th out of the Akron Northside Station only and for a 3:00pm departure each weekend in December out of the Akron Northside Station only. For more information on renting out the caboose, please contact 1-800-468-4070 ext. 232!

Space is limited! 

Saturday, November 28th and Sunday, November 29th - Mr. Jingeling's Holiday Jubilee

Climb aboard this holiday season and enjoy a fun-filled train ride with Santa's #1 Elf! Mr. Jingeling will bring the holiday magic on board as he tells stories and sings songs of his adventures in key making at Santa's Workshop. This three hour train ride will bring the young and the young at heart together as the Keeper of the Keys passes out his magical keys!
Adults: $25
Children: $17
Saturday, November 28th 
Departs Rockside Station - 9:00am - SOLD OUT
Departs Akron Northside Station - 10:45am - SOLD OUT
Sunday, November 29th
Departs Rockside Station - 9:00am - SOLD OUT
Departs Akron Northside Station - 10:45am - SOLD OUT

Saturday, November 28th and Sunday, November 29th - Christmas Tree Adventure

Climb aboard for this cherished holiday tradition and travel by rail to the historic Village of Peninsula! Upon your arrival, a bus will take you from the Peninsula Depot to Heritage Farms where you can carefully select and cut down your own Christmas Tree or choose from one of the pre-cut trees available at the farm. The bus will then return you back to the Peninsula Depot for your departure back to your boarding station. Do you already have your dream tree in mind? In your spare time you can return to the Village of Peninsula for a little early holiday shopping at one of the many unique shops around town!
Tree cost is NOT included in the cost of your train ticket. Your tree will be bundled and taken to the train by Heritage Farms. Please bring additional gear for securing your tree to your vehicle (if necessary). 
Adults: $28
Children: $18
**Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. Please dress appropriately for the weather. 
Saturday, November 28th 
Departs Rockside Station - 9:00am - Get Tickets
Departs Akron Northside Station - 10:45am - Get Tickets
Sunday, November 29th
Departs Rockside Station - 9:00am - Get Tickets
Departs Akron Northside Station - 10:45am - Get Tickets

Saturday, February 27th- Murder Mystery Train: Feud in Ragtime!

A new century is upon us! It's 1915, and Americans are enjoying new innovations such as ragtime tunes, party line telephone service and automobiles. Down on Taylor Street in Chicago's "Little Italy", star-crossed lovers defy their feuding fathers. Join us on this Romeo and Juliet love story, with a twist! So romantic! But the Stromboli burlesque girls have a secret....

Guests role-play as suspects and detectives, discovering clues left at the crime scene and interrogate each other. Everyone will get a chance to solve the crime, interact with professional actors and each guest who correctly solve the mystery is awarded the Super Sleuth Certificate!

$50 per person.

Advanced registration is required.

Your ticket includes a boxed dinner, train ride and performance.

The boxed dinner will catered by Creekside Restaurant of Brecksville. Passengers requesting a vegetarian option can contact our customer service at 1-800-468-4070 ext. 1.

A cash bar will also be available to guests 21 and over.  A concession car will also be available on board.

Please note: Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable upon purchase. 

Purchase Tickets HERE







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