All aboard the Nickel Plate Express for a fun-filled train excursion! Celebrate the season and help Santa deliver all the presents on time during this festive ride. Find all the details for the Reindeer Ride Express below.


When is the Reindeer Ride?

The Reindeer Ride operates on various dates between Nov. 20 and Dec. 23, 2021.

Where does the train board?

The train boards out of Forest Park in Noblesville at 825 Forest Park Drive. Check-in and warm up at the Duke Energy Reindeer Shed. There is ample free parking on-site.

Where does the train go?

The train ride is an hour and fifteen minutes long and travels north through Cicero and Arcadia before returning to Forest Park. The train stops briefly at “Santa’s Workshop” courtesy of Gaylor Electric, but passengers will not disembark.

What is included in the Reindeer Ride experience?

The experience includes interactive sing-alongs, a story, visit with Santa and a gift and cookie from Santa. Beverages and snacks, including alcoholic drinks for adults, are available for purchase on board.

What are the other train rides?

The Reindeer Ride is ideal for families, but adults are welcome, too!

Or check out the holiday date-night ride, Holiday Cheers. This 21+ only excursion features holiday cocktails, Christmas music and snacks. Holiday Cheers operates at the same time as the Reindeer Ride in a separate car.

Don’t miss the Dinner Express Dec. 10 and 17, a one-of-a-kind dining experience with a three-course meal provided by Noblesville restaurant Bica Café.

How much are tickets, and how do I buy them?

Tickets for the Reindeer Ride range between $42 and $45. Buy your Reindeer Ride tickets online.

More Holiday Events

Make it a weekend getaway and experience the holiday season in Hamilton County. Don't miss other popular holiday events like A Merry Prairie Holiday at Conner Prairie, Magic of Lights at Ruoff Music Center and the Carmel Christkindlmarkt. Check out our full holiday guide for more ideas and hotel deals.


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