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Now open for Tweetsie Christmas, 5:00 - 10:00 pm, on select evenings through December 30.

Celebrate the holiday season as Tweetsie Railroad transforms into a winter wonderland for Tweetsie Christmas! Enjoy a nighttime train ride among thousands of dazzling lights!


Tickets include admission and are for a specific date and train ride time. The park opens at 5:00 p.m.

A limited number of guests are admitted nightly, so advance tickets are strongly recommended. Adults: $44, Children (age 3-12): $38, Children 2 and under: Free

Season Pass Holders receive 50% off one admission to Tweetsie Christmas. Contact the Ticket Office at 877-893-3874 to reserve your ticket.

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Tweetsie Christmas® Attractions

Train Ride

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.

Santa's Gingerbread House

Meet Santa Claus in his magical house - filled with candied furnishings. Download our Dear Santa Letter Template to place in the mailbox during your visit.

***Santa will be here November 19 - December 23, after Christmas night, he will retire to the North Pole for some much-needed rest and Mr & Mrs. Gingerbread will be available for photos.

Live Christmas Show

Audiences of all ages will enjoy the heartwarming, toe-tapping, live Christmas Show in the Tweetsie Palace.

Classic Amusement Rides

Spin through the night on four classic amusement rides - the Little Drummer Boy, (a Tweetsie Christmas exclusive) Bikes & Buggies, F-80s, and the Himalaya.

Memory Makers

Make some great memories with your friends and family while roast s'mores over an outdoor fire pit.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Tweetsie Christmas event will be held on Fridays, Saturdays, and select weekday evenings from November 19 - December 30. The park opens at 5:00 pm. The dates are November 19-23, 26-27; December 3-4, 10-11, 17-23, 26-30.

*Dates and Hours may be subject to change.

Approximately 20 minutes.

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!

The train ride is delightful for all ages.

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.

Tickets will be on sale in mid-September and can be purchased online or by phone at 1-877-TWEETSIE (1-877-893-3874). Please note there is a $2.00 per ticket processing fee for tickets purchased by phone. (This fee is waived for Season Pass Holders)

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.

When you purchase a ticket to Tweetsie Christmas, you will select a specific night and train ride time.

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.

This year, Season Pass holders receive 50% off one admission and train ride to Tweetsie Christmas! Call the Ticket Office at 877-893-3874 to reserve your ticket.

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

Tickets may be refunded or 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 per ticket fee for refunds and a $10 fee per order for ticket exchange.

There are no assigned seats or train cars, only assigned train ride times. Seating is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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.

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 narrow-gauge steam locomotives, No. 12 or No. 190, will be pulling the train.

Yes, families and friends will be able to tour Santa’s Gingerbread House and visit with Santa. Groups will be properly socially distanced and a protective plexiglass barrier will be between guests and Santa at all times. Guests will be able to speak with and pose for a photo (in front of the plexiglass) with Santa. Children are encouraged to bring a letter to Santa to place in the mailbox.

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.

Tweetsie Railroad will only be open only in the evening for Tweetsie Christmas.

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.

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 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.

Yes, you can enjoy the taste of the holidays with specialty fudge, s’mores, and hot food items in the Cowboy Cantina and Tweetsie Palace.

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

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

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

Tweetsie Railroad has plenty of free parking on-site.

Boone and Blowing Rock offer a variety of lodging options. The holidays are a very busy time in the mountains and we recommend that you make reservations in advance.

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