Experience a 20 minute steam-powered ride through the winter wonderland of Alna to Top of Mountain, then ride a horse-drawn sleigh to SeaLyon Farm where for a perfect winter getaway!
Victorian Christmas Train and Market
Ride the Steam Train to see Santa and visit the SeaLyon Christmas Market!
- Adult Ages 13+
- Youth Ages 4-12
- Child Ages 3 and under
Make an unforgettable Christmastime Memory on the WW&F Railway!
Board your Victorian Christmas train at Sheepscot station for a 15-minute steam-powered ride through the wild pine forests, farmlands and hamlets of the Sheepscot Valley to Alna Center where Santa Claus and a Christmas Market await.
As you disembark from the train, family fun and yuletide joy fills the air. All youngsters will be treated to a visit with St. Nicholas himself, Santa Claus. Then explore the Holiday Market while enjoying a nice, relaxed, family-friendly Christmas Fête – filled with the best local products. The entire experience takes approximately 1.5 hours.
Ticket price includes your journey aboard the historic steam train, a visit with Santa, hot beverages, ornament making, as well as parking at Sheepscot and admission to the SeaLyon Christmas Market. Additional refreshments and other farm products are sold separately by SeaLyon Farm and their partners. Note that due to the nature of this event, wheelchairs can not be accommodated.
Unfortunately, pets can not be accommodated during this special event.
Victorian Christmas Trains depart Sheepscot station promptly at 10am, 10:45am, 11:30am, 12:15pm, 1:00pm, and 1:45pm. Please anticipate traffic conditions on Route 1 in Wiscasset.
We look forward to seeing you on the narrow gauge!
About Alna Center Station
At Alna Center enjoy:
- A visit with Santa Claus. Bring your list, and be sure to be “nice!”
- Making a Christmas ornament by the potbelly stove in Alna Center station.
- A bonfire to keep everyone toasty and filled with cheer.
- Hot chocolate, and other tasty treats.
- The SeaLyon Christmas Market.
About the SeaLyon Christmas Market
Sponsored by SeaLyon Farm the market will be held rain, snow, or shine under the spacious pavilion at Alna Center.
Activities and vendors at the SeaLyon Christmas Market may include:
- A Farm Store selling jams, salsas, lavender products, baked goods, the best whoopie pies in Maine and other tasty treats.
- An old-fashioned Christmas market filled with the best handmade and home-cooked gifts sure to make the season bright.
- A selection of locally-produced beer and hard cider from Maine Tasting Center.
- Artisan chocolate, hand mixed spices, and medicinal rubs from Sugar & Spice Farm.
- Maple syrup products from Marcoux Family Farm.
There will be a 45 minute stopover at Alna Center to enjoy the Market and all activities before the narrow gauge train returns you to Sheepscot station.
Weather and Cancellations
Unless a state of emergency is declared, this event will run rain, snow, or shine. No refunds or exchanges will be offered due to inclement weather conditions (unless a snow emergency is declared.) The Christmas Market will be situated under the large pavilion at Alna Center, providing shelter from precipitation. The WW&F Railway and SeaLyon Farm reserve the right to adjust the Christmas Market to suit weather conditions, however, the core element of a train ride and visit with Santa Claus will always be a part of this journey.
Please note, we regret that it is impossible to accommodate everyone who would like to join us for this event. However, please feel free to check this ticketing web site from time-to-time as cancellations do sometimes occur. Please do not overwhelm our volunteers with requests for tickets, etc. We can not accept phone calls for ticket requests.
In a similar vein, if your plans change, please email [email protected] so that your purchase can be refunded and your tickets released for someone else to enjoy.
As of 11/26/2023 – All “Caboose Adventures” (group seating in the train’s caboose) are SOLD OUT!
As of 11/27/2023 – All trains on 12/16/2023 are SOLD OUT!
As of 11/30/2023 – All trains on 12/9/2023 are SOLD OUT!
Please email [email protected] to be notified if tickets become available.
A portion of the ticket price is used to sponsor attendance by those in our community who would otherwise be unable to experience a Christmastime train. Thank you for helping us spread hope and joy this season.
If weather conditions permit, additional tickets may become available for purchase the day before the event.