Holiday Gifts

For Someone Special
Hocking Hills Gift Certificates

Hocking Valley Scenic Railway

33 W. Canal Street
Nelsonville, Ohio 45764
Phone: 740-753-9531, 740-249-1452
Hocking Valley Scenic Railway - Take a leisurely train ride through the Hocking Hills in a historic train. Trains depart Saturday and Sunday from the Nelsonville Depot on U.S. Route 33 and Hocking Parkway, next to Rocky Gear.

All regular trains Memorial Day weekend - October make a 30-minute stop at a pioneer log village. Special trains include Easter, Robbery, Fireworks Shuttle, Santa and New Year's Eve.

Location Map

Calendar of Events
Santa Train
Nov 24 (Sat)
Dec 16 (Sun)

11:00 am and 2:00 pm Departure on Saturdays and Sundays between November 24th and December 16th.

6:00 pm Departure on Saturday, Dec 8th and

6:00 pm Departure on Saturday, Dec 15th.

A long tradition in the Hocking Valley--the annual Santa Trains. Continue the tradition as Santa visits each child as the train rolls along the valley.

Take part in an annual Christmas tradition in the Hocking River Valley that families have enjoyed for 40 years. As the train departs, Santa begins his journey through the train of heated coaches and visits with each child, hearing their special requests before the Big Day. Each child also gets to enjoy a candy treat after Santas visit. Trains operate each Saturday and Sunday between November 24th and December 16th at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., and an evening departure on Saturday December 8th and 15th at 6:00 p.m. Each train departs Nelsonville round trip for about 20 miles and lasts approximately two hours. Reservations are strongly suggested as trains often sell out.

It is the same route to and from East Logan; the train simply reverses direction by moving the locomotive to the other end of the train.

Cost: $14-$18 per person

Contact: Hocking Valley Scenic Railway, Phone: 740-249-1452

Interest Tags: Family Oriented, Special Interest, Arts/Music/Film, Historical,
New Years Eve Train and Fireworks
Mon Dec 31

10:30 pm Departure.

Ring in the New Year in a unique way. Take the train and watch the fireworks as 2019 is ushered in. Choose from pizza and pop cars or wine and cheese cars.

New Years resolution to do something different... Party on the train as you ring in the New Year. Enjoy pizza and pop or wine and cheese during the ride, and watch the fireworks display as we help bring in 2019. The train ride lasts about two hours and covers twenty miles round trip. The Wine and Cheese participants are in a separate car from the Pizza and Pop. No one under 21 may be in the Wine and Cheese car due to alcohol laws. You may not bring your own alcohol on board, but you may bring soft drinks along if desired. Children under age 18 are not permitted to ride separate from an adult. Reservations are required as ticket sales will end December 29, 2018 at 11:55 p.m.

Two seating sections are available: -Pizza and Pop- and -Wine and Cheese.- Only those over age 21 are permitted in the Wine and Cheese section. Our family-friendly Pizza and Pop is open to all ages.

During the ride, depending on your seating choice, you will be served either pizza (cheese pizza or pepperoni) and soda pop (diet versions and water also available upon request) or wine and cheese. You may not bring alcohol on board but you are welcome to bring other food and soft drinks as you would like.

Each coach is heated. You can not move from car to car during the train ride. You also can not leave children unattended in Pizza and Pop section.

Reservations, online or by phone, are required as ticket sales end at 11:55 p.m. on December 29th.

Duration of ride: Approximately two hours.

Cost: $20-33 per person

Contact: Hocking Valley Scenic Railway, Phone: 740-753-9531

Interest Tags: Family Oriented, Special Interest, Arts/Music/Film, Historical,
Featured Businesses and Events
Equestrian Ridge Farm
Bob Evans Restaurant - Logan
Grand Tara Lodge
Artist Pines