Portland, Maine 04101
November 27, 28, 29
December 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23
The health and safety of volunteers, staff, and guests is the top priority for MNGRR. Now offering socially distant seating aboard the beautiful, historic railroad cars. With over 10,000 passengers carried since June 2020 and strict safety guidelines in place, MNGRR has proudly earned their Covid-19 prevention badge.
Touch-free purchasing and boarding is made possible by new mobile tickets from PortTIX. Face coverings are required to board the train per the Maine Governor’s Executive Order. Click here for MNGRR’s full COVID-19 Safety Protocol , detailing additional cleaning and sanitizing procedures, social distancing guidelines, and more.
This year’s fun begins at the Maine Narrow Gauge’s Outdoor Boarding Platform. The Conductor boards passengers onto the 10 historic coaches decked out for the holidays. Once on board, Christmas music fills the cars as the steam locomotive powered by beloved Steam Engine #3 thunders to the “North Pole”. Children will see Santa waving to all aboard the train as he prepares his sleigh for departure. Get a second look at the holiday lights outside the train as you travel back to the station.
While food and drink will not be served aboard the train this year, our neighborhood partner Navis Café invites you to stop across the street for a bite and a warm drink before or after your ride.
The Holiday Express train is staffed entirely by volunteers and is the largest annual fundraiser for the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. & Museum – thank you for your support! Your ticket purchase contributes to the continuity of the community. MNGRR is the ONLY scenic railroad operating during Christmas in the state of Maine.