Monticello Railway Museum

Lunch with Santa on the Train

Saturday, December 5 and Sunday, December 6, 2015

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.

This event is hosted by the Monticello Chamber of Commerce. For more information, go to the Monticello Chamber of Commerce website.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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 pick-up 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 mailed.

How long is the train ride?

The ride is about 60 minutes long.

Will my child get to meet Santa personally?

Santa will visit individually with each child during 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.

What about restrooms?

There are no restrooms on the train – so plan to use the ones in the depot before the ride.