Departure Dates:

November 28th & November 29th

Departure Time:


Ticket Prices:

$28/seniors (62+)
$20/youth (2-12)

Travel through wintery forests, over rivers and streams, seeing all the hidden beauties of the Adirondacks in the wintertime. Spend a full afternoon in Old Forge enjoying “Christmas on Main Street,” browsing through shops, decorated for the season, enjoying carriage rides, listening to the melodious carillon bells. Return to Utica after the Christmas Tree Lighting.

Trip Itinerary:

Depart Utica: 11:00am
Arrive in Thendara: 1:00pm
Depart Thendara: 6:45pm
Arrive in Utica: 8:45pm

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Q: Where is Thendara?
  • A: Thendara, NY is a small town located a mile south of Old Forge, NY.

  • Q: How do we get to Old Forge?
  • A: The Adirondack Scenic Railroad provides a shuttle bus service that will drop passengers off in downtown Old Forge and local attractions. The shuttle bus service is available for the duration of your layover.

  • Q: Will the train be hot/cold?
  • A: The train is climate controlled, so you should be comfortable. In the summer, there will be an open-air car on the end of the train so you can feel the breeze if the weather is nice!

  • Q: Is there food on the train?
  • A: Our train is equipped with a café car and concessions are available for purchase. Passengers are welcome to bring a small cooler with food and beverages for the day but are not permitted to bring alcohol on the train. Beer and wine are available for purchase in the café car.

  • Q: Can we switch days?
  • A: Reservations may only be switched to a different day, subject to availability. Please be advised that many of our trips do sell out.