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Sugar Express Announces 2022-2023 Season

By October 18, 2022November 10th, 2022Events, News


Clewiston, FL – Sugar Express, South Central Florida’s newest tourist attraction, has announced a full season of events with its historic steam locomotive, No. 148. Operating between November 2022 and June 2023, the variety of trips includes special holiday train events for Lake Placid, and Clewiston, Florida.

“Over the next few months, our guests will be able to enjoy any number of train rides during the Christmas, Easter, and the Clewiston Sugar Festival, as well as short trips and all-day excursions in and around the Lake Okeechobee region,” said Scott Ogle, Operations Manager for Sugar Express. “We’re pleased to host a combination of events that appeal to people of all ages and welcome them into our agricultural community.”

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In addition to the railroad’s vintage dining car, Palmdale and open-air car Miami Locks, train excursions this year also will feature traditional coach seating in historic railcars. Additional dates and events are under consideration.

2022 SUGAR EXPRESS SCHEDULE

Ticket sales for November and December train rides begin online at sugarexpress.com on October 26th at 6:00 PM. Click here to get notified when ticket sales begin.

Friday, November 11th – Miami Locks Ice Cream Train

Departing Clewiston for Miami Locks, passengers will enjoy ice cream from local vendors and an hour-long train ride. Trains depart at 2:30 PM, 4:00 PM, and 5:30 PM. Tickets are $15 plus tax for children three and older and $25 plus tax for adults. Ice cream is included.

Saturday, November 12th – Florida East Coast Railway Historical Society Rare Mileage Tour (click to book)

For Florida train and history lovers, this special excursion will operate from Clewiston through South Bay, Belle Glade, Pahokee, and east towards Ft Pierce. Lunch and photo runbys are included. Tickets are $295.00 plus tax.

Sunday, November 13th – Moore Haven Meteor

Sugar Express will operate steam-powered train rides between Clewiston and Moore Haven. Trips are approximately 2 hours in length. Tickets are $48.00 for adults and $35.00 for children plus tax. Trains depart at 10:00 AM, 1:00 PM, and 4:00 PM.

December 2nd, 4th, 16th, 17th, 18th – Clewiston Santa Train

Climb aboard the Santa Express for an hour-long holiday trip departing Clewiston! Santa Claus will visit each car en route on his way to the North Pole. Tickets are $50.00 plus tax. Trains depart at 12:00 PM, 2:30 PM, 5:00 PM, and 7:30 PM.

Saturday, December 3rd – Toys 4 Tots Sugar Express Santa Train

Operating between Moore Haven, Clewiston, Belle Glade, and Martin County, the Sugar Express Santa Train will deliver gifts to the Toys for Tots programs in Moore Haven, Clewiston, Belle Glade, and Martin County. At each of the four stops, children will be able to drop off a letter for Santa and see the jolly old elf himself. A schedule and additional details will be available at http://sugarexpress.com/toys-4-tots.

December 9th, 10th, and 11th – Lake Placid Santa Train

Climb aboard the Santa Express for an hour-long holiday trip departing Lake Placid! Santa Claus will visit each car en route on his way to the North Pole. Tickets are $50.00 plus tax. Trains depart at 12:00 PM, 2:30 PM, 5:00 PM, and 7:30 PM.

2023 SUGAR EXPRESS SCHEDULE

Ticket sale dates for 2023’s events will be announced at a later date. Click here to get notified when ticket sales begin.

Friday, January 20 – Rare Mileage Excursion Day 1 (click to book)
Saturday, January 21 – Rare Mileage Excursion Day 2 (click to book)
Sunday, January 22 – Rare Mileage Excursion Day 3 (click to book)

Friday, February 24 – Sebring Train*
Saturday, February 25 – Sebring Train*
Sunday, February 26 – Lake Placid Local*

Friday, March 17 – Sugarfest Special*
Saturday, March 18 – Sugarfest Special*

Friday, April 7 – Sugar Eggspress*
Saturday, April 8 – Sugar Eggspress*

Friday, May 12 – Florida Farmers’ Dinner Train*

Saturday, May 13 – Miami Locks Ice Cream Train
Saturday, May 13 – Florida Farmers’ Dinner Train*

Sunday, 14 – Miami Locks Ice Cream Train*
Sunday, 14 – Florida Farmers’ Dinner Train*

Saturday, June 3 – Lake Placid Limited*
Sunday, June 4 – Lake Placid Limited*

*Ticket sale date to be announced