Metra's Holiday Trains

Attention: All three Holiday Trains are sold out! Tickets are no longer available. But we'll be back next year with even more trains and more fun!

Metra will be bringing holiday magic to the Metra Electric Line on three Saturdays this December, offering special Holiday Train rides with Santa and Mrs. Claus to a North Pole winter wonderland at Millennium Station.

“This is our way to bring a little bit of holiday joy to My Metra riders,” said Metra CEO/Executive Director Jim Derwinski. “Our trains are already safe, reliable, and comfortable, but they can be fun, too. We encourage everyone to climb on board and make Metra part of their holiday tradition.”

The decorated train will depart from University Park at 11 a.m. and make several stops to pick up riders on its way to the festive “North Pole” at Millennium Station (see attached schedule). The train ride will feature visits from Santa, Mrs. Claus or elves, as well as goody bag handouts and other fun. Kids can also visit Santa at Millennium Station, where there will be holiday music, face painting and other fun activities.

For the ride back home, the outbound Holiday Train will depart at 2:15 p.m., but for those wanting to spend more time enjoying the holiday sights and activities downtown, the Holiday Train tickets are valid for any outbound Metra Electric train on the date of the ticket.

Metra Electric Holiday Train Schedule


University Park  11:00 a.m.
Richton Park       11:03 a.m
211th Street 11:08 a.m.
Flossmoor  11:13 a.m
Homewood     11:15 a.m.
Calumet 11:17 a.m.
Harvey 11:22 a.m
115th/Kensington 11:32 a.m.
55th/56th/57th  11:42 a.m.
51st/53rd   11:44 a.m
Museum Campus  11:53 a.m
Millennium 11:58 a.m


Millennium      2:15 p.m.
Museum Campus 2:20 p.m.
51st/53rd 2:29 p.m.
55th/56th/57th 2:31 p.m.
115th/Kensington  2:41 p.m.
Harvey   2:50 p.m.
Calumet 2:55 p.m.
Homewood  2:57 p.m.
Flossmoor  2:59 p.m.
211th Street  3:03 p.m.
Richton Park  3:08 p.m.
University Park  3:15 p.m.

Note: Holiday Train ticket holders can take any outbound Metra Electric Line train home on the date of their ticket.