Special Events Schedule 2013
NOTE: All dates, events and fares are subject to change. Check our website for updated information. Fares apply to everyone 3 years and older. Come to the station, as all tickets must be purchased in person. Visa, MasterCard, cash and checks are accepted for payment.
March 23, 24, 30 & 31
Share a ride on the train with the Easter Bunny! Trains leave every half hour from noon to 4:30 PM.
Civil War Encampment
June 1 & 2
The New Jersey Civil War Heritage Association sponsors a Civil War School of the Soldier as an instructional drill for Civil War re-enactors as well as to educate the public about New Jersey in the Civil War. Featuring infantry and artillery training camps, re-enactments, live bands and much more. Trains leave every half hour from noon to 4:30 PM.
September 7 & 8
Pine Creek Railroad presents the annual Railroaders Weekend. Everything that can run, will run. Passenger and freight trains parade every hour. Come see vintage locomotives and trains in operation, shop tours, exhibits and much more! Trains leave every half hour from 11:00 AM to 4:30 PM.
Night Time Rides!
October 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 & 26
Take a spooky nighttime ride and a walk through the haunted woods of Allaire State Park. An annual tradition for decades. Trains leave every half hour from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM.
The Christmas Express
with Santa Claus!
November 29 & 30
December 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 20 & 21
Day Trips 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
A Holiday Tradition for over 30 years! Santa rides the Christmas Express and talks to all the children. Train leaves every half hour from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
Christmas Express Nights
with Santa Claus!
December 6, 7, 13, 14, 20 & 21
Night Trips 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
A Holiday Tradition for over 30 years and a sell-out every year! So popular that we’ve added more trains to the schedule! Santa rides the Christmas Express and talks to all the children in the evenings. Train leaves every half hour from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM.
Notes on Christmas Rides
You are purchasing tickets for a trip on a SET day and time. Each person planning to ride the train requires a paid ticket for this event. We strongly suggest you purchase your tickets in advance.
Celebrate your child's birthday with us!
Make your child’s birthday an unforgettable experience by renting a real train station then get a personalized tour of our shops and a ride on a vintage train. A $50 deposit is required
to reserve your day.
For more information, please contact Idella LuBrant at ILuBrant@njmt.org.
Groups Are Welcome!
Special accommodations are made for school groups, tours, day camps, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, weddings or any other special occasions.
As a vital part of its ongoing commitment to education, the New Jersey Museum of Transportation welcomes hundreds of children from day care centers, day camps, and public and private schools to its Pine Creek Railroad, historic buildings, and maintenance facility. Before riding our historic rolling stock, young passengers are briefed on railroad safety by a qualified conductor-docent, who will accompany them on their ride to answer questions and point out items of interest along the right-of-way. Time permitting, the visit may include a tour of the shop and car barn. An education packet for teachers and counselors provides a brief history of the museum and partial roster of its equipment, an annotated timeline of railroad history, and suggestions for follow-up activities.
To schedule a group event on a weekday, contact Allaire Village at 732-919-3500. To schedule a group event on a weekend, contact Idella LuBrant at IluBrant@njmt.org.
For additional ride information, see our Regular Schedule.