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Kansas City Southern’s Holiday Express Train

December 14 - 18, 2018

Reserve Your Spot

Friday, Dec. 14: 2PM - 5PM*
Saturday, Dec. 15: 10AM - 8PM*
Sunday, Dec. 16: 10AM - 8PM*
Monday, Dec. 17: 11AM - 8PM*
Tuesday, Dec. 18: 11AM - 5PM*

*Please Note: Line stops 30 minutes before the close of each day


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

Back for its 18th 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. 14-18. 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: The Kansas City Southern Holiday Express Train cannot accommodate strollers or wheelchairs. However, stroller parking will be available outside of the entrance to the train. Those utilizing wheelchairs will still be able to view Rudy, the boxcar with reindeer and Santa’s sleigh as well as visit with Santa inside Union Station. If assistance is required to walk through the carriages, please notify one of the Kansas City Southern Holiday Express Train elves and they will help board and assist with movement through the train carriages.

Grand Plaza is a truly impressive and spectacular event site.