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The Santa Express is a brand-new Christmas excursion and a new adventure for the Pere Marquette 1225! Downtown Owosso will be getting into the holiday spirit with the Christmas Extravaganza on December 21st and 22nd and everyone's invited! Food, shopping and surprises will be around every corner. Of course, a party like this isn't complete without an appearance from Santa Claus as a special guest. The only problem is that he's gotten himself lost while traveling from the North Pole! It's now up to the 1225 to embark on her most important job in 75 years; find Santa and bring him back to Owosso in time for the Extravaganza! But she can't do it alone...

Hop aboard and depart from the Steam Railroading Institute on a ROUND TRIP journey behind the Pere Marquette 1225 to search for old St. Nick and meet him yourself! Along the way, enjoy a variety of activities onboard the train; from games to caroling, plus treat yourself to a cup of hot cocoa and special homemade cookies in hopes to help rescue the lost big-man himself from the Michigan winter-weather. There's no time to lose, join the 1225 on the most magical mission to save the Christmas Extravaganza by climbing onboard the Santa Express!

Please Note: The Santa Express is a brand new, entirely different excursion from the North Pole Express. The Pere Marquette 1225 will head out to find Santa and will return with him for the Christmas Extravaganza in Historic Downtown Owosso.

Caboose - $1,000
Caboose Includes: 
-Hot Cocoa
-Souvenir Bell & Ticket
-Private Conductor
-Room for up to 12 People

Coach - $54* 
Coach Class Includes: 
-One Cup of Hot Cocoa
-Souvenir Bell & Ticket
-Carhost Service
-Assigned Seating in one of our Vintage Coaches

The departure dates and times are as follows; Friday, December 21st: 6pm and Saturday, December 22nd: 11am, 2pm, 5pm.


*$5 processing fee




Please provide prior notification to the Steam Railroading Institute (SRI) staff of any special physical needs that are required by a patron visiting the SRI property or excursion equipment. The SRI property grounds and equipment are not fully handicap accessible due to the SRI historical preservation nature of its properties and equipment.