Ride on seasonally decorated trolley, visit with Santa, and admire museum’s Christmas lights while snacking on cookies and hot chocolate.
From 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on select dates in November and December, Santa on the Trolley kicks holiday spirit into high gear with seasonal rides inside antique trolleys. Kids can visit with Santa, who gives each tyke a small gift, and snack on complimentary cookies and hot chocolate. The museum itself is also set aglow with holiday lights and decorations.
The Santa train ride is perfect for families with young kids. The event is very charming and it’s very clear that the volunteers really love what they’re doing.
17 River Street
East Haven, Connecticut 06512
The Shore Line Trolley Museum
The Shore Line Trolley Museum—founded in 1945—pays tribute to the bygone era of suburban trolleys. In its multisensory collection, the museum boasts nearly 100 vintage trolleys and exhibits chock-full of trolley-related artifacts including tokens, hat badges,and ticket punches.Throughout the year, the museum hosts seasonal events, from haunted trolley rides at Halloween to visits with Santa at Christmas.