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Christmas Train Rides Return to South Central Flroida

By August 23, 2023November 11th, 2023Events, News

CLEWISTON, FL – Santa Claus will return to Highlands and Hendry County by train as U.S. Sugar expands its popular holiday train rides in Clewiston, Lake Placid, and 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 Expres 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, Lake Placid on December 8th, 9th, and 10th, and Clewiston on December 15th through the 19th.

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

About U.S. Sugar and Sugar Express

U.S. Sugar is the only sugarcane farming company in the continental United States that transports all of its cane to a sugar factory by railroad. The mission of the Sugar Express is to provide a safe and educational means to learn about transportation history, agriculture, and U.S. Sugar. It will use historic steam locomotive No. 148 to take visitors on trips through the lush croplands cultivated by the nearly 2,500 hardworking employees of U.S. Sugar.