Santa choo chooses trains to get around this Christmas

26 November 2015

Santa is gearing up to welcome young and old visitors alike to The Workshops Rail Museum on 13 December, for the festive holiday event Santa Sunday.

The jolly old man has his best red suit ready to strike a holiday pose and hear creative Christmas wishes of young visitors, while parents capture seasonal happy snaps.

Queensland Museum Network CEO Professor Suzanne Miller said the event was a nice way for families to share some holiday cheer before the silly season really gets under way.

“Christmas is a wonderful time of the year, a great time for families to get together for some end of year fun and we love providing a great space for that experience.

“We always enjoy giving our young visitors the chance to meet the man in the famous red suit, so they can share Christmas wishes or even write a letter to Santa to post in the special mail box,” said Prof. Miller.

Visitors can give their feet a rest and take in the Museum grounds with a ride on the popular miniature train ride.

Steam can be expelled in the indoor playground, Nippers Railway, where the Museum Powerhouse lawns are transformed into a play area for family fun.

“It’s the Australian way to enjoy the outdoors so we have back yard cricket, badminton and volleyball ready for families to challenge each other in good fun.

“We also have the pleasure of providing a steam train trip on the Christmas Express for visitors from the Museum platform, through some beautiful Queensland countryside out to historic Grandchester,” said Prof. Miller.

The trip is approximately two hours, bookings are essential and passengers are encouraged to book early to avoid disappointment. Purchase tickets online at or call QTIX on 136 246.

For more information on entry or steam train ticket prices, contact The Workshops Rail Museum on (07) 3432 5100 or visit

The Workshops Rail Museum, part of the Queensland Museum Network, is winner of Australian and Queensland Tourism Awards for Heritage & Cultural Tourism.