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Hocking Valley Scenic Railway

33 W. Canal Street
Nelsonville, Ohio 45764
Phone: 740-753-9531, 740-249-1452
Hocking Valley Scenic Railway - Take a leisurely train ride through the Hocking Hills in a historic train. Trains depart Saturday and Sunday from the Nelsonville Depot on U.S. Route 33 and Hocking Parkway, next to Rocky Gear.

All regular trains Memorial Day weekend - October make a 30-minute stop at a pioneer log village. Special trains include Easter, Robbery, Fireworks Shuttle, Santa and New Year's Eve.

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Calendar of Events
Santa Train
Nov 25 (Sat)
Dec 17 (Sun)

11:00 am Departure.

2:00 pm Departure.

6:00 pm Departure on Saturday Dec 2nd and Dec 9th Only.

Our longest-running annual event, the Santa Train has been a long-standing family tradition for over three decades.

These ever-popular trains begin Saturday, November 25th and continue each Saturday and Sunday through Sunday, December 17th. Two trains depart the Nelsonville Depot round-trip to East Logan each Saturday and Sunday during that time at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. We will also have an evening departure time of 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 2nd and 9th.

Each train features the same theme–Santa gets on board the train and visits with each child as the train traverses the historic (and with any luck, snow-covered) Hocking River Valley. Each coach is decorated, heated, Christmas music plays throughout the train over the audio system, and after Santas visit, each child receives a special candy cane treat. Make sure your child or grandchild brings his or her list to share with Santa. These are incredibly popular and do tend to sell out, so order as early as possible to secure your seat.

Duration of ride: Approximately two hours

Cost: $17/adult, $15/sen, $13/child

Contact: Hocking Valley Scenic Railway, Phone: 740-249-1452

Interest Tags: Family Oriented, Special Interest, Arts/Music/Film, Historical,
New Years Eve Train and Fireworks
Sun Dec 31

10:30 pm Departure.

Celebrate the new year on the train. The train travels to East Logan and returns. On the return trip, the train stops near the stroke of midnight as everyone is treated to a great fireworks display to help bring in 2018.

Two seating sections are available: -Pizza and Pop- and -Wine and Cheese.- Only those over age 21 are permitted in the Wine and Cheese section. Our family-friendly Pizza and Pop is open to all ages.

During the ride, depending on your seating choice, you will be served either pizza (cheese pizza or pepperoni) and soda pop (diet versions and water also available upon request) or wine and cheese. You may not bring alcohol on board but you are welcome to bring other food and soft drinks as you would like.

Each coach is heated. You can not move from car to car during the train ride. You also can not leave children unattended in Pizza and Pop section.

Reservations, online or by phone, are required as ticket sales end at 11:55 p.m. on December 29th.

Duration of ride: Approximately two hours.

Cost: $20-35 per person

Contact: Hocking Valley Scenic Railway, Phone: 740-753-9531

Interest Tags: Family Oriented, Special Interest, Arts/Music/Film, Historical,
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