Santa Claus will return to Highlands County by train as U.S. Sugar expands its popular holiday train rides in Sebring, Florida. These joyful holiday trains will offer families a 1.5-hour trip through the countryside aboard a decorated, historic passenger train. Each ride features Sugar Express steam locomotive No. 148, a visit with Santa Claus, cookies, refreshments, and a commemorative ornament.

Tickets are $50.00 per guest ages 15 and up, $40.00 per child ages 4–14, and children 3 years of age and under ride free. These roundtrip passenger trains will operate out of Sebring on December 2nd and 3rd. Parking and boarding will take place near the Highlands County Fairgrounds at 781 Magnolia Avenue.

Since 2020, Sugar Express has welcomed thousands of guests from throughout Florida and 25 states. Additional events are currently being finalized for the upcoming 2023 and 2024 Sugar Express Schedule. Check for updates!


Due to its historic nature, Sugar Express is not ADA-accessible. Cars used on excursions feature steep steps, narrow hallways, and doorways, as well as small restrooms which can present challenges for guests with limited mobility. Please contact our ticket agent prior to purchasing for questions on accommodations.


Dec 02 - 03 2023
All Day


Fireman's Feild
681 Magnolia Ave, Sebring, FL 33870


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