Santa Zephyr Express To Return For 5th Year


MACOMB, IL – The City of Macomb Downtown Development has announced the return of the Santa’s Zephyr Express, sponsored by Macomb Downtown Development, Amtrak, and the Quincy Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.

On Friday, December 2nd, Santa will be riding the Zephyr from Quincy to Macomb, leaving Quincy at 5:30 p.m. and arriving in Macomb at approximately 6:17 p.m. During this trip, Santa and his helpers will be serving complimentary refreshments and handing out special gifts, including golden bells.

Tickets for the specially decorated train cars must be purchased online at beginning Wednesday, November 2nd, 2022 at 8:00AM until sold out. Tickets are $35 each and riders will be acknowledged with a
special “golden ticket.”

Upon arrival at the Macomb Train Station, Santa will disembark and head directly to his cabin on the north side of the square to visit with children from 6:30PM-8:30PM.

“The excitement for Santa’s Zephyr Express has been tremendous. This train sells out quick, I encourage individuals to act fast.,” stated Kristin Terry, Downtown Development Director with the City of Macomb. “This is a tremendous economic boost to Macomb, as several out-of-town folks purchase tickets for the train. This means that there will be many out-of-town visitors in Macomb that evening that will be looking for shopping, dining opportunities and enjoying our Dickens on the Square event.”

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