Train Rides with Santa

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Our event will remain as scheduled this Saturday, December 16th. We may see some light rain in the late afternoon; however, his is not expected to cancel or postpone our event. We hope to see you there !

We are pleased to offer the opportunity to ride in the cab of our historic 1953 EMD Diesel Locomotive. Your front row seat next to our engineer will provide you with a unique experience and a chance to learn about what it takes to operate a locomotive. Tickets go on sale at 6 pm and they are only available on Evenbrite. The $2 and $5 train tickets will only be at the gate.

Purchase Cab Rides Tickets!

All aboard for a magical holiday adventure! Join us for Train Rides with Santa at the Louisiana Steam Train Association

📅 Date: December 16, 2023  
⏰ Time: 09:00 AM to 5:00 PM
📍 Location: 1501 Jefferson Hwy, Jefferson, LA 70121 (We are just North of the Ochsner Health Center for Children — see map below)

🎅🏻 Santa arrived at 10:00 AM. Capture the joy with family photos with Santa.
🚂 Join us on a short train ride in our open-air gondola or caboose pulled by one of our historic diesel locomotives from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM
🚂 Check out our historic 100 + year-old steam locomotive, SP 745 and our other rail equipment dating back to the early 1900s. You can also learn about rail safety with the Operation Lifesaver team.
🛤️ Food, drinks and merchandise are available from several local vendors. The LASTA gift shop will have 745 Shirts, Hats and holiday treasures! 

No ticket pre-sales! Proceeds go toward rebuilding and maintaining SP 745, the lone surviving Louisiana-built steam locomotive! 

  • $2.00 / person – Single Train Ride
  • $5.00 / person – Unlimited Train Rides, Becker Model Railroad Exhibit, Photos with Santa and Ring the Bell on SP 745
  • LASTA Members – Free Entry for the Family (join online at:

Come join us for a good ol’ time! Hope to see you there!


Due to the nature of our Historic equipment, LASTA reserves the right to change the schedule or cancel trains at any time. 

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