Special Events

Throughout the year Southern California Railway Museum hosts many special events. Click the picture or link to find details, ticket pricing and times.

Ongoing
Weekend Train & Trolley Rides
Merit Badge Program

March
Spring Swap Meet
Dino Train

April
BBQ, Boots & Brew
Behind the Scenes
Night Photoshoot

May
Antique Truck Show

June
Rods & Rails

September
Fall Swap Meet
Perris Appreciation Day

October
Día de Muertos in Perris
Bride of Pinacate

November
Day Out With Thomas

December
The Polar Express

The Polar Express

Select Dates November 20th-December 28th, 2022

THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride is returning to Southern California Railway Museum for the 2022 holiday season!

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Weekend Train & Trolley Rides

Resume 12/31/22; Saturdays & Sundays*

You can take a ride on the Museum Railway on a real operating Trolley or behind a Locomotive every Saturday and Sunday – ride as many times as you like during our operating hours.

*except during special ticketed events

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Merit Badge Program

January 14th, March 4th, and May 27th, 2023

Program includes introduction to railroad history, tour of collection, and a ride on one of our historic trolleys.

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Dino Train and STEAM Festival

March 18th & 19th, 2023

Hop on Board for the Dino Train and STEAM Festival at Southern California Railway Museum, featuring “Buddy” from the PBS Show “Dinosaur Train.”

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Behind the Scenes

April 22 & 23, 2023

Go “Behind the Scenes” at the Museum and see what goes into maintaining the West’s largest collection of rail cars, and end your day with a unique night photoshoot experience.

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BBQ, Boots & Brew

April 29, 2023
Join us for BBQ, Boots and Brew: a KCBS Sanctioned Master’s Series BBQ Competition, a day full of amazing BBQ, unique craft beer, and live music.
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The Bride of  Pinacante: A Haunted Railway Experience

October 2023

“The Bride of Pinacate” is a Halloween themed theatrical event on a moving train. This event has been POSTPONED to the 2023 Halloween Season.

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Day Out With Thomas

Coming Fall 2023

All aboard for a day of family fun with Thomas and Percy! Thomas is returning to the Southern California Railway Museum FALL 2023.

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