Celebrate the holiday season as Tweetsie Railroad transforms into a winter wonderland for Tweetsie Christmas.
Closed Thanksgiving Eve, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Eve.
Tweetsie Christmas offers holiday activities the whole family will love, including a 20-minute nighttime train ride in an open-air car behind one of the park's historic steam locomotives on a three-mile route lined with over 1 million Christmas lights, a heartwarming, toe-tapping, live Christmas variety show, kid-friendly amusement rides, meetings with Santa in his Gingerbread House filled with candied furnishings, and roasting s’mores over an outdoor fire.
Enjoy thousands of dazzling Christmas lights and scenes, as you ride in an open-air train car pulled by one of our historic narrow-gauge steam locomotives. The train runs every 30 minutes beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Experience the magic of the holiday season like never before with a visit to Santa's Gingerbread House! As you step in, you may be greeted by a live tin soldier or friendly elves. They will help direct you through the larger-than-life gingerbread house decorated with oversized candies, presents, and festive trees.
Venturing further, you will find Santa and Mrs. Claus, with their friendly smiles and twinkling eyes, sitting behind a beautifully decorated snow globe. You can chat with them, share all of your holiday wishes, capture this special moment with a photo, and leave with a heart full of joy and holiday spirit.Download our Dear Santa Letter Template to place in the mailbox during your visit.
***After Christmas night Santa will retire to the North Pole for some much-needed rest and Mr & Mrs. Gingerbread will be available for photos.
You will enjoy a dazzling holiday light display and holiday sing-a-long music during a 3-mile train ride through the Blue Ridge Mountains in an open-air train car pulled by a historic narrow-gauge steam locomotive. Dress warm!
Visit Santa in his Gingerbread House, spin through the night on four classic amusement rides, warm up to a campfire and toast s'mores at the Hacienda, enjoy the lights on Main Street and the Christmas trees, and visit the shops.
Advance tickets are required due to reduced park capacity. We anticipate that many nights will be sold out well in advance and that no tickets will be available at the door on the night of the event. We strongly recommend that you purchase your tickets in advance in order to assure entry.
Absolutely! The Park opens at 5:00 p.m. for the Tweetsie Christmas event, and there will be plenty of activities to enjoy before your train ride and throughout the evening.
Yes, you can request a refund of $5 per ticket fee, or exchange for another date/time for a $10 per order fee. This request must be made at least 48-hours in advance of your scheduled visit. You must speak with a ticket office representative in order to complete your refund or exchange. Contact the Ticket Office by phone at 877-893-3874 or email: [email protected] to request a callback.
If you would like to sit together, you should line up 20 minutes before your train time and check-in with the train car attendant; and we will do our best to accommodate your group.
After Christmas Santa retires to the North Pole for some much-needed rest. He turns the gingerbread house back over to Mr. & Mrs. Gingerbread who will be available for photos with guests.
Yes, you are welcome to take photos aboard the train, with Santa Claus, and at various photo opportunities throughout the Park.
This refers to personal, noncommercial photography only. Photos taken at Tweetsie Railroad are not to be used for commercial purposes without prior written consent from the Marketing Department.
The train has one wheelchair-accessible train car. If you or someone in your group needs to utilize this car please line up 20 minutes in advance of your scheduled train ride time and notify the car attendant.
Wind, rain, snow and other conditions are possible in November and December. Check the weather forecast 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: www.tweetsie.com
|Santa's Gingerbread House
|Tweetsie Palace Christmas Show
|Have various height and age limitations
|Hacienda S'mores Roasting Area