The North Shore Scenic Railroad's holiday train schedule takes off Saturday and will offer three different train experiences.

The new Christmas Tree Train Ride, which sold out immediately, will take families from the St. Louis County Depot in Duluth to the newly restored Knife River train depot Saturday to pick out a Christmas tree that will be hauled back on the train.

Those who weren't able to book tickets on the Christmas Tree Train can still stop by the Knife River Heritage and Cultural Center from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday to enjoy holiday music and food while shopping for trees, wreaths and garland supplied by the Jon and Lynette Hanel family, of Two Harbors.

Tickets are still available for the North Shore Scenic Railroad's other two holiday trains. The Christmas City Express experience begins with a story telling in the Lake Superior Railroad Museum before boarding the train for a 30-minute ride up the shore, paired with free cookies and hot cocoa, according to a news release from North Shore Scenic Railroad.

The Christmas City Express runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings Nov. 27-Dec. 19.

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The Julebyen Train, which travels up to Knife River for the Christmas Village, will leave Duluth at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 4 and 5, both days of the village, and return later in the afternoon. The village includes food, music and Scandinavian traditions. More than 30 regional crafts people will be selling handmade gifts.

For ticket information, visit or call North Shore Scenic Railroad at 218-722-1273.