This weekend marked the very beginning of Santa’s Paradise Express at the Strasburg Railroad! Running every weekend up until Christmas, we couldn’t wait to make a return trip!
Santa’s Paradise Express runs December 1-2, 8-9 and 15-16, 2012. This holiday tradition provides a fun, relaxing atmosphere for families as they travel on a 45-minute ride in an authentic vintage steam train. Santa, his helper and musicians stroll from car-to-car, greeting and entertaining children of all ages. After the train ride, children are treated to storybook readings of holiday classics. Children ages 3 to 11 also receive a gift from Santa and his helper.
New to the Strasburg Railroad this year is the Night Before Christmas Train Ride. This train runs on three Friday evenings during the holiday season, November 30, December 7 and 14. This very unique train recreates the excitement and anticipation of Christmas Eve. A reader dressed in a Victorian nightshirt and cap will read Clement Clarke Moore’s classic poem, The Night Before Christmas, as passengers enjoy cookies and milk as the train rolls along. After the train ride, children are also treated to storybook readings of holiday classics aboard our Caboose (stationary) and visitors of all ages can enjoy a ride aboard the Tinsel Trolley, a self-propelled motor car.
Close to the Strasburg Railroad is the Choo Choo Barn. Choo Choo Barn is celebrating the season with an enhanced holiday display from November 23 through December 31, 2012. Look for 51 hidden Santas and watch as Santa’s sleigh flies above the gigantic model train display. Enjoy the holiday decorations throughout the display including holiday lights and the snow-covered landscape. Plus, take a close look at the zoo animals in Traintown to see how they’re getting into the holiday spirit! Choo Choo Barn is open daily from 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Closed Christmas Day). Admission is $7 for adults and $4 for children ages 3-11.
You might also want to visit the Choo Choo Barn on Fridays – help the community by participating in Canned Food Fridays. The 24th annual food drive returns to the Choo Choo Barn in Strasburg, PA, on December 7, 14 and 21, 2012 from 10am – 8pm. Admission to the Choo Choo Barn’s 1,700 square foot model train layout is free if you donate at least one non-perishable food item per person.
What a wonderful time! We spent a lovely Sunday afternoon riding the rails. The weather could not have been more perfect (though the train is fully enclosed, so inclement weather would not have been a problem).
Now for a giveaway! We are excited to give ONE FAMILY a ticket package that includes admission for FOUR to BOTH the Strasburg Railroad AND the Choo Choo Barn!
Giveaway package includes:
Valid through December 31, 2012. Value = $28
Value = $68
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