The miniature train rides during the Carillon Christmas event cost $1 per person per ride. This is for the small 7.5″-gauge train and NOT to large 3-foot-gauge RR. The miniature train is operated by the CPR&SS train club which is an all-volunteer, non-profit entity separate from Carillon Park (DaytonHistory.org). The riding fee is our main source of funding for the following year and allows us to maintain and operate our locomotives, cars, and tracks so we can continue to provide an historical and educational experience to park visitors.
Always check this page for updates BEFORE you come to Carillon Park if you want a miniature train ride. Train rides may be cancelled for weather or other reasons — please always check.
The 2024 schedule has not been set, yet. It is usually 2 times per month (April – October) usually on Saturdays but are on Sunday sometimes to align with a special event in the Park. The first run in 2024 will probably be in early April and following.