The Santa Express Trains have been Cancelled this Year


Santa is very busy in his workshop at the North Pole this year.  Even though Santa is vaccinated, he thought it best to hold off on the old-fashioned train rides along Lake Winnipesaukee and Pemigewasset rivers this year due to rising cases of COVID in our area.  According to, the Hobo and Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroads issued a news release that is hoping to offer the holiday rides next year with Santa and Mrs. Claus.  The Santa Express trains usually travel from Lincoln on their scenic route.


Still on Track for Next Year


Railroad manager said in a statement “The railroad had planned to make Santa Express Train tickets available in early November, but due to COVID-19 positivity rates trending upward, we felt it best to hold off on ticket sales due to the surrounding uncertainty.”  The railroad has plans to open in Mid-May 2022 for its regular season.  The ride is one not to miss.  The old-time trains and the scenery are beautiful.  It’s like a trip back in time.  But we understand that Santa wants to be extra safe, and we look forward to seeing him next year.


COVID Cases on the Rise


The reason stated by the Santa Express was the rising positivity rate of COVID in New Hampshire.  We were doing so well for most of the pandemic.  We hit a low point in June but seem to be on the rise again.  Let’s hope we get that positivity rate down and we can welcome the Santa Express back next year.  Happy Christmas.




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