The Annual Coopersville & Marne Railway Santa Train Returns November 25th

The friendly Conductor will call out: “All Aboard” every Saturday and Sunday from Thanksgiving until Christmas on the Coopersville & Marne Railway Santa Train. 

Saturday, November 25th at 11:00 am & 1:30 pm

Saturdays, December 2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rd at 10:00 am, 12:00 pm, 2:30 pm & 4:30 pm

Sundays, November 26th and December 3rd, 10th & 17th at 1:00 pm & 3:00 pm

Sunday, December 24th at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm & 3:00 pm

You can also find the 33 departure times and advance ticket information on the web site at

Santa’s 230-seat train is ready! The vintage train cars, which date from 1919-1932, are all decorated for Christmas. Santa has a special seat in each car. The festive train rolls through the snow-covered farms, fields and across the bridges and roadways along the route. The 14-mille round-trip takes about 90 minutes. Costumed Elves will escort each child for their time to sit with the Jolly Fellow. All kids get a nice gift from Santa’s Big Bag – even the shy ones!

The Story-telling Princess will read children’s Christmas-themed books when Santa is in another train car. The uniformed Conductor and Trainman will punch every ticket! Christmas music plays throughout the 90 minute ride. The railcars are heated and each has a restroom.

Bring the whole family. Special seating arrangements will be made for groups of six to sixty. All large groups sit together. Full fare is $19.75, Senior fare for 60+ is $18.75, Children 2-12 are $17.75. Children under two years old get a free ticket. 

The train runs even on snow days. Snow or no, We Go! Tickets sell quickly, so reservations are highly recommended. Online reservations can be made at Train. Or call 616-997-7000, Ext. 3 on Monday through Friday from 10:30am until 4pm. Some tickets will be available at the station on the days of departures.