All Aboard the Holiday Express!

Hill City, SD — The 1880 train is the nation’s oldest continuously operating tour railroad, boasting a steam engine of close to 100 years old. Trains follow the route laid down in the late 1880s to service mines and between Hill City and Keystone, and run year round. During the Christmas season, the train becomes the Holiday Express. Which is making its final rounds for this season.

The train ride has become a tradition among families near and far hoping to experience a bit of Christmas magic as they travel to the north pole. Christmas music is played during the ride, and as the train approaches the north pole the train conductor reads a special holiday story. Along with a visit from Santa, Mrs. Claus and elves, passengers also enjoyed hot cocoa, a sugar cookie, and all good children received a special gift.

The train runs from November thru December, but you may still be able to snag last minute tickets for the Holiday Express before the New Year.

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