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Tweetsie Christmas

November 24-25, December 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, & 29-30

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Enjoy the wonder of the park dazzlingly lit for the holidays, with a nighttime train ride, a Christmas show, caroling, Santa and more! 

Tickets on sale Now. Advance tickets recommended. 


  • Purchase a ticket for a specific night and train ride time
  • Advance tickets required
  • Admission for adults and children: $38 per person
  • Children 2 and under enter FREE
  • A limited number of Guests admitted nightly


  • November 24-25
  • December 1-2
  • December 8-9
  • December 15-16
  • December 22-23
  • December 29-30


  • Nighttime Train Ride
  • Thousands of Christmas Lights
  • Santa's Gingerbread House
  • Live Christmas Show
  • Christmas Caroling

The Tweetsie Christmas event will be held Friday and Saturday evenings, November 24-25, December 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-23 and 29-30. Park hours will be 5 pm to 10 pm.

Approximately 20 minutes.

You will enjoy a dazzling holiday light display during a 3-mile train ride through the Blue Ridge Mountains in an open-air train car pulled by a historic steam-powered locomotive.

The train ride will be delightful for all ages. 

Visit Santa in his Ginger Bread House, enjoy a live Christmas show in the Tweetsie Palace, warm up to a campfire at the Hacienda, enjoy the lights on Main Street and the Christmas trees, visit the shops, and more. 

There will be a Christmas tree sales area in the Tweetsie Railroad parking lot through December 23rd. There will also be bunting, wreaths, and other holiday décor to choose from.

Tickets go on sale September 1st, and can be purchased online, at the Ticket Office during regular operation hours 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday – Friday, or by phone at 1-877-TWEETSIE (1-877-893-3874).

Tickets for Tweetsie Christmas go on sale September 1, 2017. Space is limited each night, so advanced tickets are highly recommended. We anticipate many nights will quickly sell out.

When you purchase a ticket to Tweetsie Christmas, you will select a specific night and train ride time. Trains depart each evening of the event at the following times:

5:30, 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00, 8:30, 9:00, 9:30, 10:00​

Absolutely! The Park opens at 5 pm for the Tweetsie Christmas event, and there will be plenty of activities to enjoy throughout the evening.

Season Passes are not valid for this event, but 2017 Season Pass holders get a 50% discount on the purchase of one Tweetsie Christmas ticket.

There are no discounts or group rates for this special event. 

Tickets are nonrefundable unless the event is canceled. Tickets may be exchanged at least 48 hours prior to the event for another night as long as the date on your ticket has not expired and the night you want is still available. There is a $5 fee for ticket exchange. 

There are not assigned seats or train cars, only assigned train ride times. Seating is available on a first come first serve basis

All the train cars are open-air excursion cars, so the ride can be quite brisk. Please check the weather forecast and dress appropriately.

One of our historic coal-fired steam locomotives, No. 12 or 190, will be pulling the train.

The ride areas of the Park (Country Fair and Miner’s Mountain) will not be open during this event. However, a carousel will be operating in the Tweetsie Junction.

Santa will be in his Gingerbread House. Children are welcome to visit with Santa and have a professional photo taken.

Tweetsie Railroad will only be open only in the evening for Tweetsie Christmas. The Park opens for the 2018 daytime season on Friday, April 6th with its famous Wild West theme. 

Yes, you are welcome to take photos aboard the train, and at various photo opportunities throughout the Park. Professional pictures with Santa Claus will be available in Santa’s Ginger Bread House. You can choose from several different photo packages and you are under no obligation to purchase. Due to time constraints, photos with Santa will be limited to the professional photographer only. 

Restrooms with changing stations are available on Main Street and the Hacienda. There are no restrooms or diaper changing facilities on the train. 

Due to safety regulations, strollers are not allowed on the train. Strollers can be left safely at the train boarding area on Main Street.

The second train car is wheelchair accessible.

Yes, you can enjoy the taste of the holidays with specialty fudge, s’mores, and fresh cookies, along with traditional foods such as pizza, hot dogs, nachos, and more. 

Alcoholic beverages are not permitted on the premises of Tweetsie Railroad. 

We allow our guests to bring in outside food. Please note: we do not allow glass containers or alcohol on the premises of Tweetsie Railroad. 

Winter wind, rain, and other adverse conditions are possible. Please check weather conditions prior to your visit and dress accordingly. Portions of the event will take place outside, so if it is raining or snowing please bring appropriate outerwear. Tweetsie Christmas will operate as scheduled unless noted on our website:

Tweetsie Railroad has plenty of free parking on-site. 

There are a variety of options for lodging in the area. Visit our Area Info & Lodging page.

300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane
Blowing Rock, NC 28605