All Aboard The Reindeer Ride Express, A Christmas-Themed Train Ride Through Indiana

Editor’s Note: As of now, they do not have any holiday trains listed. But that could change, so please be sure to check the entity’s website or Facebook page as it gets closer to the holiday season.

The holidays are hear again and that means a whole host of annual events come to life. Among them is the Nickel Plate Express Christmas train. Celebrate the magic and nostalgia that come together for this annual favorite as you hop aboard for a this holiday experience you will remember for a lifetime. Grab your family and friends and come along as we traverse through the Indiana countryside!

You can get more details about all of the Nickel Plate Express themed excursions and buy tickets on the official Nickel Plate Express website. You can also see more fun photos on the Express Facebook page.

Have you ever been aboard any Nickel Plate Express train rides? If so, which one? What did you like about it? We’d love to read about your experience in the comments section below!

For more holiday magic experiences like this, check out  these five drive-thru Christmas light displays in Indiana that are traditions.

If you’re curious what its like in Indiana in the winter, take a look at this video:


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Address: Nickel Plate Express, Forest Park Dr, Noblesville, IN 46060, USA
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Wintertime in Indiana

April 05, 2023

Where can we go hiking in winter in Indiana?

  • Fort Harrison State Park in Indy has 1-mile paved path trail that meanders through part of this 1,700-acre expanse.
  • The Pumpkinvine Nature Trail in Goshen extends approximately 16.5 miles and connects a couple of towns and is ideal for foot and bike traffic.
  • Nature Valley Ranch in Brownsburg has hiking as well as equestrian trails for winter fun.

Read on to learn about the many wonderful places to go hiking in winter in Indiana.

Where can we go to see holiday lights in Indiana?

  • Charlestown's Christmas City in Charlestown features train rides, a German-inspired Winter Holiday Market, and mini-golf course.
  • The City of Lights in Kokomo is an annual favorite encompassing creative light designs and other Christmas favorites.
  • The Santa Claus Land of Lights in Santa Claus is an iconic holiday light location that features the only light show in all of North America that also tells a story in lights and storyboards.

Read on to learn about the many magical places to go see holiday lights in Indiana.

Where can we go snow tubing in Indiana?

  • Perfect North Slopes in Lawrenceburg offers snow tubing as well as skiing and snowboarding.
  • Paoli Peaks in Paoli also features snowboarding, skiing, and a 45,000 square-foot lodge with lots of food and relaxation areas.
  • Strawtown Koteewi Park in Noblesville encompasses snow tubing on steroids with numerous well-groomed lanes.

Read on to learn about the many exciting places to go snow tubing in Indiana.