Santa is of course known for his magical reindeer-powered sleigh, but that’s not the only way he circles the Tri-States.
For the 4th year in a row, Santa will arrive in style from Quincy to Macbom. Santa will take the Santa’s Zephyr Express from Quincy to Macomb on the evening of December 3. Santa will pick up the Zephyr from Quincy to Macomb, departing from Quincy at 5.30pm and arriving in Macomb around 6.17pm. Santa and his helpers will serve free refreshments and hand out a special gift, including a golden bell.
Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online for the Santa Claus decorated train. These are one-way tickets, you must have a ticket to take the return train, which will arrive in Quincy at 9pm. Face masks are mandatory to be on the Santa Claus train. It will sell out quickly, so I wouldn’t wait. I took my daughters for a year and they had a blast. We sang songs, refreshments and Santa took the time to greet each child. It was truly a magical night.
Once at Macomb station, Santa Claus will head straight to his cabin on the north side of the square to visit with the children from 6.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. This is a great opportunity to shop at all the local businesses in downtown Macomb, which will be open and ready to visit.