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Take the Northstar Holiday Train to the European Christmas Market in St. Paul

Festive (and free!) family train ride to historic Union Depot on Saturday, Dec. 9!

Metro Transit and BNSF are excited to offer a new holiday tradition. Take the Northstar starting at Big Lake station all the way to Union Depot in St. Paul, where you will be able to enjoy the outdoor European Christmas Market for two hours of shopping, food and seasonal entertainment for the whole family! Santa‚Äôs elves will be making an appearance on the train ride, helping you get into the holiday spirit. Please consider bringing a non-perishable food item to benefit Neighborhood House at the Bake Sale happening at Union Depot.

Once you arrive at Union Depot you can enjoy your time at your own pace, including the chance to board the North Pole Express to visit Santa! Return trip leaves promptly at 6:15 p.m. This fantastic and free holiday train experience is a first-come, first-served event. Download the flyer here

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

Schedule for the FREE "Northstar Holiday Train" shown below:

Big Lake: 2:45 p.m.
Elk River: 2:55 p.m.
Ramsey: 3:01 p.m.
Anoka: 3:06 p.m.
Coon Rapids: 3:10 p.m.
Fridley: 3:19 p.m.
Union Depot: 4:00 p.m. 

Return schedule for the FREE "Northstar Holiday Train" shown below:

Union Depot: 6:15 p.m 
Fridley: 6:56 p.m.
Coon Rapids: 7:05 p.m.
Anoka: 7:09 p.m.
Ramsey: 7:14 p.m.
Elk River: 7:20 p.m.
Big Lake: 7:33 p.m.

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