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    Day Out With Thomas at Strasburg Railroad Video LIVE ACTION TRAINS!

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    Last weekend we were camping out in Lancaster County. We were within a 30 minute or so drive from the Strasburg Railroad and decided to take the kids for a train ride. We had been there twice before with Lily, but it has been years since our last visit.

    It just so happened that last weekend was one of Strasburg’s annual “Day Out with Thomas” events when Thomas the Tank Engine and Percy are available for rides. Want to save some money? We didn’t have tickets for the Thomas train ride, so we figured we’d just buy tickets for the regular non-Thomas train that was also running that day. WELL. That train ride was about HALF the price of the Thomas ride and nearly TWICE as long! PLUS you still get to see Thomas and Percy as they pull in, load up and pull out of the station. There were also bunch of Thomas activities available – free stuff like temporary tattoos, music, games, stickers and more. It was a blast!

    Watch our video to catch a recap of our whole afternoon at Strasburg Railroad:

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    Santa’s Paradise Express on Strasburg Railroad & Choo Choo Barn (Lancaster, PA) Ticket Giveaway

    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:

    One family 4-pack of tickets for Choo Choo Barn’s Holiday Display. http://www.choochoobarn.com/holiday/
    Valid through December 31, 2012. Value = $28
    One family 4-pack of Coach tickets for Santa’s Paradise Express at Strasburg Rail Road valid on Saturday, December 8 at 3:00p.m. http://strasburgrailroad.com/santas-paradise-express.php
    Value = $68

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    Giveaway Winner: Day Out with Thomas Tickets

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    Day Out with Thomas the Tank Engine at Strasburg Rail Road Ticket Giveaway

    He’s coming!

    Day Out With Thomas: Mystery on the Rails Tour 2012  is chugging into Strasburg Rail Road September 15-23, 2012.

    Head to Strasburg Rail Road to ride on a train pulled by Thomas, meet Sir Tophamm Hat and enjoy a whole bunch of other kid-friendly, Thomas-themed activities!

    In fact, on the Strasburg Rail Road Facebook page right now you can enter to win a family 4-pack of tickets.

    And guess what?  We have one (1) 4-pack of tickets to give away as well!

    The prize: Win a family 4-pack of Day Out With Thomas tickets valid at Strasburg Rail Road on Monday, September 17, 2012 for the 11:15 a.m. Thomas train ride.

    The value of this prize is $76.  Tickets will be held at the Will Call Tent for the winner. Winner must present valid I.D. when picking up the tickets.  The tickets have an assigned train time: 11:15a.m. but the winner can enjoy the Day Out With Thomas activities from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on September 17th.

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