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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. 21!

Metro Transit and BNSF are back with a favorite 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’s elves will be making an appearance on the train ride, helping you get into the holiday spirit. 

Once you arrive at Union Depot you can enjoy your time at your own pace, including meeting Santa and characters from Frozen!

Return trip leaves promptly at 6:00 p.m. This fantastic and free holiday train experience 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.

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

Big Lake: 2:40 p.m.
Elk River: 2:50 p.m.
Ramsey: 2:56 p.m.
Anoka: 3:01 p.m.
Coon Rapids: 3:05 p.m.
Fridley: 3:14 p.m.
Union Depot: 4:00 p.m. 

Return trip leaves promptly at 6 p.m.