Ma & Pa Railroad Heritage Village
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Preservers of the Historic Ma & Pa Railroad

Christmas City Express

Christmas City Express at Ma & Pa Railroad

Train Ride & Story Experience!

  • Saturday, December 16th - 5 PM (SOLD OUT)
  • Saturday, December 16th - 7 PM
  • Sunday, December 17th - 2:30 PM
  • Sunday, December 17th - 5 PM

Prices: Adult $18, Child $15, under 3 ride free (on lap).

» Buy tickets online or call (717) 927-9565 *Because limited tickets are available, advanced ticket purchase is required.

Visit the Village

Sundays - June through Labor Day
1 PM - 5 PM

Special Event Days
Jun 3-4; Jun 10-11; Jun 16-17; Jul 16; Aug 26-27; Sep 23; Oct 8, 14-15, 21-22; Dec 8-10, 15-17
Special event times vary - view calendar for details

- Free Admission -

Train Tickets

Ride the historic Ma & Pa Railroad!

Sundays - June through Labor Day
Train Times 1:15 PM, 2:15 PM, 3:15 PM, 4:15 PM

Special Event Days
View calendar for dates & times

Prices: Adults $7, Children $5, under 3 ride free

» Buy tickets online*

*Tickets purchased Online add $1 handling fee.

Gift Shop

Looking for the perfect gift for Ma & Pa Railroad fans?

Visit the store during operating hours, June - Sept


»Shop online year-round

Field Trips

Bring your class or homeschool group for a field trip.

Explore the village, ride the motorcar train, go geocaching,
visit the store, and more.


» More info

Get Involved

Railfan, history buff, or like unusual equipment?
» Join us!

Interested in track or equipment work?
» Call or email for more information

Special Christmas Event

Christmas City Express - Train Ride & Story Experience

The Christmas City Express program is centered around the dramatic reading of a story of a young girl traveling to Muddy Creek Forks a hundred years ago to visit her grandparents for Christmas.

Christmas City Express

The event starts as guests gather in the festively decorated general store during the half hour before start time to enjoy traditional holiday fun. Visitors can sing carols, watch antique Lionel trains speed around the tracks, create holiday decorations and crafts, and spend time with friends and family. When all have gathered, groups are escorted by lantern light to the mill for the story, a visit from someone special, and a keepsake ornament. Next folks line up on the station platform as the train pulls into town for a beautiful nighttime ride on the motorcar train. When the train returns, hot chocolate and cookies are ready in the store to warm everyone up.

Tickets: $18 adult, $15 child, under 3 ride free (on lap). All tickets include family activities and crafts, a performance of the Christmas City Express, a train ride on the Ma & Pa Railroad, and cookies and hot chocolate.

Buy tickets online or call (717) 927-9565. Because limited tickets are available, advanced ticket purchase is required.

  • Saturday, December 16th - 5 PM (SOLD OUT)
  • Saturday, December 16th - 7 PM
  • Sunday, December 17th - 2:30 PM
  • Sunday, December 17th - 5 PM
Christmas City Express

The event is rain or shine, unless ice makes travel by rail unsafe. Tickets are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled.

Fox 43 visits the Christmas City Express

General Hours & Admissions

Sundays: 1 PM - 5 PM
June through Labor Day

Special Event Days
Jun 3-4; Jun 10-11; Jun 16-17; Jul 16; Aug 26-27; Sep 23; Oct 8, 14-15, 21-22;
Special event times vary - view calendar for details.

Christmas City Express
Dec 8-10, 15-17
Event times vary - view calendar for details.


* Train Tickets *
Buy online or at the Village:
$7 adult, $5 child, under 3 ride free.

Admission to Buildings & Village Grounds: FREE

Contact Us

address1258 Muddy Creek Forks Rd, Airville, PA

phone(717) 927-9565 (voice mail)

email info@MaAndPaRailroad.com

mailing address P.O. Box 2262, York, PA 17402-2262

coordinates Latitude 39°48'27", Longitude 76°28'34"