IMPORTANT NOTE: the 11:15 a.m. train on Saturday, December 5 takes place during the Monticello Christmas parade. Those who ride that train will miss the parade.
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) on 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 an hour 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 at the boarding site (Wabash Depot) before the train ride.