This event is in Williston, near Gainesville, Florida. Advance purchase tickets are recommended.
It’s the 6th year hosting this family fun event to support our organization. Experience the #1 Christmas Train in Florida! You’ll get to see Christmas lights like you’ve never seen before as you take the 20-minute journey around the Kirby Family Farm property on our authentic, narrow-gauge historic locomotive. But The Christmas Train is so much more than a train ride! The Christmas Express is a wonderful holiday event that runs on select nights in November and December. There is lots of activities to see and do, and we recommend at least 2-3 hours for the entire Christmas Express experience.
The highlight of the evening is a featured train ride through thousands and thousands of Christmas lights pulled by our old-fashioned locomotive, one of only three just like her still in operation in the world! Enjoy more activities and amusement rides, a ride on the farm’s imported Italian carousel, live entertainment, free visit with Ol’ Saint Nick, and great food too! It's sure to become part of your family's Christmas tradition!
It’s more than just a train ride!
LIVE SHOW! We are excited to welcome the Elf Circus presented by Cirque Adventure, an Aerial and Acrobatic Christmas Show included FREE with your General Admission Donation. *This live Christmas show will be available all 18 dates prior to Christmas. It will not be featured for the dates following Christmas.
CHRISTMAS BUDDIES CHARACTER EXPERIENCES! Last year was our first year for our Christmas character experiences. After visiting Ol’ Saint Nick, families with Golden Tickets will be invited to meet Rudolph, a friendly Abominable Snowman, and The Christmas Princess in special settings perfect for pictures. Pictures are FREE with your camera or phone!
GIANT MOVIE SCREEN IS BACK! Back by popular demand! Bring some folding chairs. Seriously, you’re encouraged to bring a chair and watch Christmas classics on our giant movie screen! It’s GIGANTIC!
Food, Children's Rides, Gifts, and more!
Hosted by Volunteers, the entire event helps the development and programs Kirby Family Farm offers at-risk and special needs children who need a friend, or a farm, to help them through life's challenges. It's all held on-site at Kirby Family Farm in Williston, FL, which is located just outside of Ocala and Gainesville, Florida, approximately twenty minutes from Interstate 75.