Reindeer Ride Express

Make a new holiday tradition aboard the Nickel Plate Express.

Take an hour ride down the tracks. While on board, complete a commemorative holiday craft, and sing your favorite carols with the Nickel Plate Express staff.

Before or after boarding, enjoy downtown Atlanta, where you can visit with Santa in the red caboose. Check out Mr. Muffin’s layout or visit near-by Cicero for a great bite to eat.

During our Bright Night experience, see the entire exterior of the train lit up in a holiday lights display, donated by Gaylor Electric.

Check ticket availability and buy tickets by clicking the button below.

Everything you need to know before climbing on board:

Where do I board?

The Reindeer Ride Express will board in Atlanta, Ind. near 105 E Main Street. Passengers will board 15 minutes prior to scheduled departure time.

Where do I park?

 Photo by Indy With Kids

Photo by Indy With Kids

Street parking is available on Main Street, Walnut Street and Railroad Street and near the Atlanta Community Center.

What is there to do when I arrive?

If you arrive early, go visit Santa in the little red caboose! A visit with Santa is included in your ticket and he will be available to visit with passengers before and after the ride.

His hours are Saturday 3-8 p.m. and Sunday 4-7 p.m. Check out Mr. Muffin’s huge model train layout as well if you arrive early. See Mr. Muffin’s hours here. The business is family run, so hours may vary.

Visit the near-by town of Cicero for a great bite to eat. Check out local restaurants here.

How long is the ride?

The ride is an hour long and travels through Atlanta, Arcadia and Cicero before returning passengers back to Atlanta.

Are food and drinks available on board?

Hot chocolate, water and soda are available on board for the kiddos, while adults can choose from a bevy of beer and wine. Gourmet popcorn from beloved Indiana brand Just Pop In! is available on board for when hunger strikes. Cash and credit cards are accepted.

Have more questions? Message us on Facebook at Nickel Plate Express for a prompt response.