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.
Call 217-762-7921 or
Monticello Chamber office hours are 9 AM to 5 PM - Monday through Friday.
and Mastercard are accepted.
No Refunds - We go rain or snow.
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
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.