Lunch with Santa on the Train
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Lunch with Santa on the Train

Join us for Lunch with Santa on the Train at the Wabash Depot in Monticello, Illinois, a holiday favorite with kids of all ages. Enjoy a train ride, individual visit with Santa, and kid friendly sack lunch. Check out our frequently asked questions (FAQ) below for more information.

Trains Depart for Lunch with Santa: Lunch with Santa on the Train
Enjoy Lunch with Santa on a vintage Wabash train with authentic Pullman cars. Just $15 per passenger.


started on June 1, 2014

Mail and phone orders will not be accepted this year.

December 6, 2014
December 7, 2014
  10:00 a.m. SOLD OUT 10:30 a.m. SOLD OUT
  11:15 a.m.** 11:45 a.m. SOLD OUT
  1:00 p.m. SOLD OUT 1:15 p.m. SOLD OUT
  2:15 p.m. SOLD OUT 2:30 p.m.
The 11:15 a.m. train runs DURING the Christmas Parade so riders will NOT be able to view the parade.

All tickets are will-call only on the day of event.
$15 per person -- Children under 2 ride FREE!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) - Lunch with Santa on the Train

Who needs a ticket?
Anyone 2 and older will need a ticket. Those under 2 are required to sit on a lap and will not receive a sack lunch without buying a ticket.

Where are my tickets?
Your tickets will be ready for pickup at the depot in downtown Monticello (corner of Livingston and Independence ) beginning at 9 AM the day of your train. Please arrive at least 30 minutes before your departure time to ensure time to pick up tickets and board the train. Tickets will not be mailed out.

How long is the train ride?
The ride is about 60 minutes per trip.

Will my child get to meet Santa personally?
Santa will visit individually with each child on the train ride.

What is in the lunch?
It is a kids lunch – peanut butter and jelly sandwich, chips, cookies, and drink. Everyone with a ticket receives a lunch. Cheese sandwiches are available on request for those with allergies.

There are no restrooms on the train – so plan to use the ones in the depot before the ride.

Upcoming Chamber Events

April 11
Allerton Barn Dance/Hootenanny

April 22
Monticello Chamber Business Expo

April 26-27
Throttle Time, Monticello Railway Museum
May 2
Concert in the Park, Allerton Park
May 3 
May Market
May 10
Kirby Derby
Annual Swap Meet - Eli Field
Throw Momma on the Train - Monticello Railway Museum
May 11
Throw Momma on the Train - Monticello Railway Museum
Chamabana Moms Children's Concert - Allerton Park 
May 15, 16 or 17
Premier Concert Series - Allerton Park
May 17-18
401 in Steam - Monticello Railway Museum
May 23
Monticello Movie Night @ Eli Field 
May 26
Monticello Family Aquatic Center Opens for the Season 
May 29-June 1
JR Aerotow - Piatt County Airport 

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