Winter Activities

Santa Holiday Train Ride at the Chehalis-Centralia Railroad and Museum

'Tis the season to have fun! Bring the kids along for this holiday themed train ride and get their Santa Picture in style.


Departure times:

  • November 28, 29
  • December 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20
  • All departure times are 1p & 3:30p



  • All ages: $15
  • Children 2 years an dyounger are free but must be on an adult lap.
  • Cab rides: $55 per person limited to 2 people per train. Ages 4+, Ages 4011 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Call for reservations.


For more information visit the railroads website. To purchase tickets go here.

November 28-December 20, 2020 from 1:00pm-3:30pm

All Aboard for this magical train ride to the North Pole! Bring the kids and listen as The Polar Express is read aloud, cocoa is sipped and Santa drops by to visit with each child!

Train Departure times:

  • November 21, 22, 27, 28, 29
  • December 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20
  • Trains depart at 5p & 7p



  • All ages $38
  • Children under age of 2 are free but must be on an adults lap.
  • *All sales for this ride are online only.


Cookies and Hot Cocoa will be provided and there will be an option to purchase snacks on board from our depot.

For more information visit the railroads website. To purchase tickets go here.

November 21-December 20, 2020 from 5:00pm-7:00pm

Enjoy live music, sip local craft beverages, and sample a variety of gourmet brats and Melinda's famous pizza while we kick off ski season in style! 

At White Pass Day Lodge from 5-9pm!

Tickets available online.

Saturday, December 7, 2019 5:00pm-9:00pm

The Centralia-Chehalis Chamber of Commerce presents this annual parade that makes its way through the heart of downtown Chehalis, ending with an appearance from Father Christmas himself. Bundle up and bring the family on down to South Market Boulevard, because this event is completely free. Dozens of community groups, churches, businesses and organizations create floats for the parade that celebrates the holiday spirit in our communities.


Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 11:00am

White Pass is home to the Craft Brew Festival. 

We've been talking about celebrating the agricultural history of our WP founders for a very long time.  Our founders grow apples, stone fruits, grapes, vegetables and they are the largest producers of Hops in the world.  For decades, WP has  enjoyed hosting hop buyers from around the world as they visit the Yakima Valley to select hops each year.  Isn't is about time that we celebrated our local growers, brewers and craft industry?  

We'll host the following breweries at the mountain February 6th - 8th.  Cruise by the Sitzmark or the HIgh Camp to enjoy a beverage, and meet up with our friends in the industry. 

Feturing brewers like:

  • Cowiche Creek Brewing Co
  • Packwood Brewing Co
  • Varietal Beer Company
  • Dru Bru
  • Bron Ur Aur Brewing Co
  • Single Hill Brewing Company
  • Triceratops Brewing Company.

For more infomration including a daily schedule visit the White Pass website.

February 6-8, 2019 from 12:00pm-12:00pm

The Chehalis-Centralia Railroad and Museum present The Polar Express™ train ride and the short-hop Santa Steam Train. The Polar Express™ train rides feature the reading of the popular book "The Polar Express" during the trek to the North Pole, where Santa is picked up for the return trip. Each child will be given the first gift by Santa on the way back to the depot. Children are encouraged to come in their pajamas like in the movie. There will be cocoa and cookies provided on board, as well as singing and other entertainment. The train ride is approximately 1 hour. The Santa Steam Train is approximately 30 minutes long, with Santa visiting everybody during the train ride. Photo opportunities are available before and after each trip. The train cars are not heated so dress appropriately

Ride dates will be available as November draws nearer.

Ticket pricing: (BUY TICKETS HERE)

The Polar Express™ Fares   Santa Steam Train Fares

Adults: $38
3-15 Years, $28
2 & Under Ride on an Adult's Lap for Free

  3 & Older: $15
2& Under Ride on an Adult's Lap for Free


For more information contact:

Chehalis-Centralia Railroad & Museum, PO Box 1680, Chehalis WA. 98532

Phone: 360-748-9593

Email: info@steamtrainride.com

November 22-December 21, 2019 from 12:00am-12:00am