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December 15, 2018, Saturday - Free Northstar Holiday Train Ride

Metro Transit and BNSF are excited to offer a holiday tradition on Saturday, Dec. 15. Take Northstar starting at Big Lake Station all the way to Union Depot in St. Paul, where you will be able to: 

  • shop unique and local makers
  • dine at Union Depot Bar & Grill and other available food vendors
  • enjoy holiday entertainment with carolers and Santa
  • visit with Frozen characters Olaf, Elsa and Anna
  • partake in crafts, coloring and other holiday activities
  • play life size games
  • enjoy fun photo opportunities
  • tour historic Union Depot 

Once you arrive at Union Depot you can enjoy your time at your own pace! Return trip leaves promptly at 8 p.m.

This fantastic and free holiday train experience on Saturday, Dec. 15 is a first-come, first-served event.

*Please note: In order to provide direct routing to Union Depot and back, the Northstar Holiday Train will not stop at Target Field Station.

Click here for the full schedule for the Northstar Holiday Train on Dec. 15.