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East Troy’s classic electric railroad runs between East Troy and Mukwonago, once part of a much longer interurban line. You can enjoy train rides much of the year, but during the holidays the East Troy Christmas Train makes it extra festive.
The East Troy Christmas Train takes you from the East Troy Depot – which also holds a cool little train museum – to Santa’s workshop located at the Elegant Farmer just outside Mukwonago, pretty much on the Walworth-Waukesha County border along County ES… once the main road (as Highway 15) between Beloit and Milwaukee before I-43 was built. You’ll recognize the “smiley face” on the barn!
At the Elegant Farmer, long known for their great pie and bakery, children can visit Santa and get a photo, enjoy hot chocolate and cookies, and more. The total experience lasts about two hours, including the rides back and forth and an hour at The Elegant Farmer. Boarding is only done at the East Troy Depot and they do recommend advance reservations. Find out more on reserving a space here.
Adult tickets run $18.50. Tickets for Children (3-14) are $16.00, Toddlers (2 and under) are $8.00. Children ages 3 and up receive a gift. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. If you bring a non-perishable food item with each member of your party, you’ll receive a 10% discount on tickets at the Depot. All donated items will benefit the East Troy Food Pantry. You can buy the tickets in advance at regular price and receive your discount when you arrive at the East Troy Depot with your donated items.
Tickets may be purchased online in advance, or at the Depot starting Saturday, November 24th on Saturdays and Sundays through December 16th. The Depot opens at 8:30am, last ride departs at 3pm.
East Troy Christmas Train rides depart at 9:00am, 1030am, Noon, 1:30pm, and 3pm. If you would prefer to purchase tickets over the phone, call (262) 642-3263; if no one answers, you can leave a message and they’ll return your call.
All of the details and advance ticket purchases can be made on their website.
You can get to the East Troy Depot via Highway 20 or Highway 120, just north I-43. It’s called Church Street just north of the historic town square.
Christmas Train rides run Saturday and Sunday, November 24-25, December 1-2, 8-9, and 15-16.
East Troy Christmas Train Address:
2002 Church Street
East Troy, WI 53120