For some unknown reason to me trains and Christmas are related. There are movies about it and during Christmas I always see miniature trains and tracks being sold a lot more.

I enjoy traveling by train very much. I was wondering if there is a train trip somewhere where the theme is Christmas?

It's not a requirement at all, but if the trip is somehow near one of these places, that would be very nice.

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When I visited Santa in Rovaniemi, Finland, I took The Santa Claus Express from Helsinki, north to Rovaniemi.

Santa Claus express

(from marksmayo.com)

Description of my trip is on my blog, if you'd like to read more, although there weren't that many details, the train left daily at around 10pm in Helsinki, from memory. It gets in 13 hours later.

The train itself wasn't terribly Christmas-y, aside from the name, but then I was in sitting class at the back - so perhaps it was nicer up front :)

  • The one time I took it (October 2010), I was in the first or second car (couchette) and I can confirm that it wasn’t christmas-y there either. It also did not look tremendously Christmas-y around Christmas that year (when I was trainspotting at Helsinki central). Seeing that there’s another night train route from Helsinki to the far North (Kolari) called Aurora Borealis Express, I think it’s just a name ;)
    – Jan
    Sep 5, 2016 at 0:17

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