Ride Details

Celebrate the Christmas season with the Mad River & NKP Railroad Museum at the Annual Holiday Train. This event is perfect for young children and family fun. For only $6 per rider, you can take a short ride on one of our restored cabooses. These cabooses are heated, comfortable, and fully operational. You’ll be able to experience the same ride as railroaders of a bygone era did when cabooses were on every freight train across America. The ride lasts about 10 minutes, then your family is invited to the dining car. Sit down and enjoy hot cocoa and cookies (included with your ticket price) in our 1927 Nickel Plate Road Diner. Experience what it was like when passenger train travel was more commonplace and eating in the diner was a luxury of the journey. After you’ve enjoyed the diner, Santa Claus will be waiting to meet you in the Monument Station at the museum. Also in the Monument Station, our gift shop will be open for Holiday shopping. We have many railroad related items to choose from including books, DVDs, apparel, toys, memorabilia, collectables, and much more.

This year ALL TICKETS ARE PRE-SOLD, NO TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE DURING THE EVENT. Trains will depart on a set schedule and passengers have the option when purchasing tickets to determine what time their party would like to attend. This will eliminate wait times at the boarding site and provide a more enjoyable experience for passengers.   

The Mad River & NKP Railroad Museum is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. The museum operates with an all-volunteer staff and is funded by donations, admissions, and fund-raising events such as the Holiday Train. All proceeds from this event go directly to support the museum. Due to the historical nature of the equipment used for this event, cabooses and dining car are not handicap accessible. Ticket holders are expected to be at the boarding site before departure time. If you miss your scheduled time, we will attempt to provide space on the train for your party at a later departure time, but space is not guaranteed. Tickets are only valid for the day purchased. Tickets will not be accepted on the wrong day. MR&NKP will not validate tickets sold by a third party, only tickets sold by MR&NKP are authentic. Refunds will be considered until November 15, 2023, then all sales are final. All riders regardless of age (even infants) must have a ticket to ride.


November 25th & 26th, 12pm to 5pm

December 2nd & 3rd, 12pm to 5pm

December 9th & 10th, 12pm to 5pm


Mad River & NKP Railroad Museum

253 Southwest St.

Bellevue, OH 44811


Tickets $6

All riders regardless of age (even infants) must have a ticket to ride.


Our Sponsors

November 25 – Gilbert Heating and Air Conditioning
November 26 – Cook & Associates
December 2 – Gardner & Strayer Insurance Group
December 3 – Beamer’s Farm Service
December 9 – Amsden House Restaurant

December 10 – Hunter’s Needs