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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 26 (Sat)
Dec 18 (Sun)

11am-1pm and 2-4pm every Saturday and Sunday

6pm Dec 3rd and Dec 10th

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 26th and continue each Saturday and Sunday through Sunday, December 18th.

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 Santa's visit, each child receives a special candy treat.

Make sure your child or grandchild brings his or her list to share with Santa.


Adults - $17

Children - $13

Seniors - $15

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
Sat Dec 31

10:30pm - 12:30am.

Celebrate the new year on the train.

On December 31st, the train departs the Nelsonville Depot at 10:30 p.m. and travels to East Logan and return. On the return trip, the train stops near the stroke of midnight at everyone is treated to a great fireworks display to help bring in 2017.

Two seating sections are available: Pizza and Pop or 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 or pepperoni and soda pop, diet versions and water 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'd like.

Each car is heated. Reservations are required as sales end on at 11:55 p.m. on December 29th.



Wine and Cheese - $35

Pizza and Pop - $30


Pizza and Pop - $20


Wine and Cheese - $30

Pizza and Pop - $25

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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