Step Aboard a Beautiful Sunset Train Ride -

Santa Fe sunsets are an awe-inspiring natural spectacle enjoyed by locals and tourists alike. Imagine viewing one of those sunsets from a gently moving train while sipping champagne and listening to live music. If that sounds like a wonderful evening, then book your trip on the Sky Railway Sunset Serenade


The Sky Railway Sunset Serenade Experience

When you board the train at the Santa Fe Depot located at the Santa Fe Railyards, you’ll be greeted with a complimentary glass of champagne. This gesture sets the tone for an unforgettable evening on your journey through the New Mexico landscape. 

The train travels along the historic spur from Santa Fe to Lamy, New Mexico, delivering passengers back to Santa Fe after the evening adventure. Live entertainment is a key element that makes the sunset train ride memorable by linking travelers to the vibrant musical heritage of Santa Fe. Selecting artists from the music scene in Santa Fe highlights Sky Railway’s commitment to promoting local businesses and talent.

All Ages are Welcome

Unlike the Margarita Rail and the New Mexico Wine Train, which are for the 21-plus crowd, the Sunset Serenade welcomes travelers of all ages, making it the perfect adventure for everyone. Take your out-of-town guests, extended family, or friends on this memorable evening train ride. Kids will enjoy the excitement of staying up late and going on a train ride, something far outside their day-to-day experiences.

All about the Acoma Car

To make this a truly unforgettable experience, consider upgrading your ticket to the Acoma Car. This car, which debuted in 1937, is the last operating Super Chief car from the original Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad. It features elements of its original Art Deco décor, such as curved couches and a special elegance. Upgrade to the Acoma Car for a luxury train ride experience.

“Sky Railway is all about offering passengers an experience that they can’t get anywhere else, and the Acoma is definitely a one-of-a-kind adventure,” Steve Wilson, the railroad’s director of entertainment, said in a press release. “Nowhere else can you take a ride on one of the Super Chief’s original cars. And it’s not just any car. It’s the lounge car where the biggest names in Hollywood dined, drank, and rode in style.”

Those big names include Judy Garland, Clark Gable, and Jack Benny! Imagine the experience of riding in a train car so steeped in history. If you think you might enjoy this experience, book it in advance as space is limited and seats sell out fast.

You can book a private car, including the Acoma Car, for your company event, wedding reception, or any special occasion. Think outside the box and choose a train ride instead of an event hall for these events.

Planning Your Sunset Serenade Experience

The Sky Railway Sunset train ride is more than just a trip; it’s an opportunity to create lasting memories. So whether you’re celebrating an anniversary, birthday, or another special occasion — or simply seeking a peaceful escape from the everyday — book this magical train ride.

As you arrive or depart, be sure to take a moment to admire the fantastical images on the train created by Santa Fe muralist Joerael Numina. 

The Sunset Serenade joins the Margarita Rail, the Wine Train, and many other Sky Railway adventures. Once you’ve enjoyed one fun trip, you’ll probably want to try a different one. See all the adventures they have to offer on the Sky Railway website.

Food and Drinks on the Sunset Serenade

If champagne is not your thing, you can choose from a selection of local beers, wine, mocktails, and soft drinks. Snacks are available for purchase, so please don’t bring outside food or beverages.



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