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Kansas City Southern’s Holiday Express Train

December 15 - 19, 2017


Friday, Dec. 15: 2PM - 5PM
Saturday, Dec. 16: 10AM - 8PM
Sunday, Dec. 17: 10AM - 8PM
Monday, Dec. 18: 11AM - 8PM
Tuesday, Dec. 19: 11AM - 5PM


Reserved time slots will be available to visit the Kansas City Southern Holiday Express Train. Reservations are FREE and on a first come basis.
Reservations open to Union Station Members at 7:00 AM on November 30 – December 2. Early reservations is just one of many benefits of Union Station Membership! Number of reservations correspond to Membership level. (A one person Membership receives one free reservation).
Reservations open to the General Public at 7:00 AM on December 3.
You'll be able to make your reservation online at
Note - reservations are not required but allow your family to skip the general admission line and visit at a specific time.


Please Note: Event Parking of $8 will be in effect. Cash and/or credit is accepted.

Back for its 17th annual run, the Kansas City Southern Holiday Express train brings Santa Claus and his elves back to Union Station. The Kansas City Southern Holiday Express is unlike any other train in the world!

One of Kansas City s favorite holiday traditions, the Kansas City Southern Holiday Express Train brings Santa to Union Station just before Christmas. Guests can visit with Santa and tour the train for free. This magical holiday train will roll into Union Station for a four-day visit this year from Dec. 15-19. Led by Kansas City Southern, Southern Belle business train, the Holiday Express train includes a smiling tank car Rudy; a flatcar carrying Santa's sleigh, reindeer and a miniature village; a gingerbread boxcar; the elves' workshop; the reindeer stable; and a little red caboose.

Please Note: Strollers are not allowed on the Holiday Express Train. Stroller parking will be available.

Grand Plaza is a truly impressive and spectacular event site.

Host your special event someplace truly special. We'll roll out the red carpet for you and your guests at Union Station.

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