Ride the Steam Train to the Holiday Festival!
Make an unforgettable Christmastime Memory on the Railway!
About The Experience
Board your Christmas Fair Train at Sheepscot station (97 Cross Road, Alna) for a 20-minute steam-powered ride through the wild pine forests, farmlands and hamlets of the Sheepscot Valley to Top of Mountain where you’ll transfer to a tractor-drawn hay ride to SeaLyon Farm.
At SeaLyon Farm, food and fun awaits as yuletide joy fills the air. All youngsters will be treated to a visit with St. Nicholas himself, Santa Claus. Or, explore the farm while enjoying a nice, relaxed, family-friendly Christmas Fête – filled with the best local products. The entire experience takes just under 3 hours.
NEW FOR 2022: a LIMITED number of locally-grown, Maine Christmas Trees will be available for purchase and transportation BY TRAIN back to your vehicle. (Trees will be un-wrapped and please bring your own tie-downs, etc.)
Ticket price includes the historic steam train, hayride/admission to the SeaLyon Farm Christmas Festival, activities and games at the farm, a visit with Santa, as well as parking at Sheepscot. All food, additional refreshments, horse-drawn wagon rides, Christmas Trees, and other farm products are sold separately by SeaLyon Farm and their partners. Note that due to the nature of this event, wheelchairs can not be accommodated.
Unfortunately, pets can not be accommodated during this special event.
The Christmas Train to SeaLyon Farm departs Sheepscot station (97 Cross Road, Alna) promptly at 10am, 12pm, and 2pm. Please anticipate traffic conditions on Route 1 in Wiscasset.
We look forward to seeing you on the narrow gauge!Buy Tickets
About SeaLyon Farm
SeaLyon Farm is beautifully situated amongst the rolling woods and fields of Alna just south of Head Tide and adjacent to the WW&F’s Top of Mountain station. For this special event, the train will meet tractor-drawn wagons to transport all passengers to the farm.
In addition to the tractor-drawn hayride, activities and vendors at SeaLyon farm may include:
- Visit with Santa Claus. Bring your list, and be sure to be “nice!”
- A Farm Store selling jams, salsas, lavender products, baked goods, the best whoopie pies in Maine and other tasty treats.
- A Christmas Tree stand selling a limited number of Maine-grown Christmas Trees.
- An olde-fashion Christmas Festival filled with the best gifts sure to make the season bright.
- Tasty food from The Wicked Tater and other select, local vendors.
- A selection of locally-produced adult beverages (beer and cider) from Maine Tasting Center.
- Artisan chocolate, hand mixed spices, and medicinal rubs from Sugar & Spice Farm.
- Tours of the farm on a horse-drawn wagon ride with Mike and Ace. (Subject to availability.)
- An impressive bonfire to keep warm and make s’mores over, along with cornhole, checkers, and tic-tac-toe boards.
- Visits with the SeaLyon Farm goats: Pumpkin, Lavender, and Honey.
After your visit to the fair, take a walk down to the pond, stroll back to the railway station, or take the hayride back to the railway. There will be a 70 minute stopover to enjoy the farm and all activities before the narrow gauge train returns you to Sheepscot station.
About The Wicked Tater
Serving up tasty, crispy handmade gourmet loaded tater tot’s, The Wicked Tater is more than just a place to grab lunch – it is a place to try out new dishes created with from local fresh ingredients.
About Maine Tasting Center
Explore Maine’s iconic food and drink industries, producers and the associations that represent them at Maine Tasting Center. Their welcoming campus in Wiscasset is your one-stop-shop for learning about – and sampling! – the most delicious food and drink products Maine has to offer. Visitors are encouraged to sign up for a class in the Learning Center, visit the Tasting Room for beer, wine, cocktails and small plates, or drop in for a special event.
Rent the WW&F caboose on your Christmastime Train for the exclusive use of your whole family (or small group) of up to 15 people. Cost is $300. (And yes, you may ride in the cupola, if you so wish.)
Please note, we regret that it is impossible to accommodate everyone who would like to join us for this event. However, please feel free to check this ticketing web site from time-to-time as cancellations do sometimes occur. Please do not overwhelm our volunteers with requests for tickets, etc. We can not accept phone calls for ticket requests.
In a similar vein, if your plans change, please email email@example.com so that your purchase can be refunded and your tickets released for someone else to enjoy.
A portion of the ticket price is used to sponsor attendance by those in our community who would otherwise be unable to attend a Christmastime train. Thank you for helping us spread hope and joy this season.
Tickets will not be available for purchase at Sheepscot Station on the day of the event.