Christmas In Coal Country

Quick Details

Duration: Varies by Activity 

Date: November/December

Info: This is an evening experience! We highly recommend enjoying a later departure to best see the lights and decorations!

Ring in the Holiday Retro-Style at the East Broad Top Railroad!

Whether you worked around the clock in tough conditions to extract it from the earth or used it to cook and heat your home, life in Pennsylvania centered around coal. 

Historically, Christmas in Coal Country was a holiday in the most genuine sense of the word, as it was often one of the few days that mines were closed… allowing miners to pause and spend time with their families. We invite you to bundle up, gather your friends and family, and help us evoke that same sense of togetherness aboard a historic train and vintage trolley.

While we always recommend advance reservations online, if space is available on the date of departure, we do accept walk-up reservations. If you wish to purchase at the ticket window, we recommend arriving no later than 1/2 hour prior to the train’s departure. 

Train Ride

Christmas Special Event

Passengers will enjoy a one-hour diesel-powered train ride aboard a selection of heated cars. The train will depart from the historic Orbisonia Station and travel north, where you will encounter Santa along the way and he will give every child a special gift.

Vintage Trolley Ride

Each Christmas in Coal Country ticket automatically includes a 45-minute ride on a vintage trolley car through the Blacklog Narrows, which will be decked out in holiday lights.

Trolley rides depart every half hour from 4pm – 9pm

Passengers can take any trolley departure on the date of their trip, either before or after their train excursion. A full schedule of trolley departure times is included in your reservation confirmation email. 

Additional Activities

Trains and trolleys will unload at a hub of fun activities including…
  • Visit/Photo with Santa
  • Letters to Santa
  • Hot Chocolate & Cookie

Adults (13+) | Coach - $25

Child (2-12) | Coach - $20

Adult (13+) | Caboose - $30

Child (2-12) | Caboose - $25

Train Rides

Groups of 20 or More: Please contact our station at (814) 447-3285 or to book your reservation!

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Plan Your Visit

Christmas Special Event

Find information about lodging, local dining and other regional attractions to help make your visit to Huntingdon County as memorable as possible.

You’ll also find information about ticketing and cancellation policies, as well as frequently asked questions.