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In the lead up to the holiday season, there are all kinds of traditions that you might enjoy. Decorating a Christmas tree, putting out stockings, drinking hot chocolate or reading holiday-themed stories are all fun ways of embracing the festive spirit. Perhaps the most unique and thrilling way to celebrate the holidays is to climb aboard the Train to Christmas Town.
Whether you’re in California, Colorado or Massachusetts, you can have the time of your life with friends and family on this magical adventure.
What is the Train to Christmas Town?
The Train to Christmas Town is holiday event that no family will want to miss. Lasting just over an hour, the train departs several times each day on the weekends leading up to and just after Christmas.
Decorated for the holidays, bursting with cheer and based on the famous children’s book by the same name, the Train to Christmas Town is a must-do attraction at this festive time of year.
Where Does the Train Run?
The Train to Christmas Town has three different departure points across the United States, run by the Premier Rail Collection. The first leaves from and returns to the depot of Watsonville, California, which is just south of San Jose.
The second Train to Christmas Town leaves from a festive depot in Alamosa, Colorado, which is near the New Mexico border.
The third and final Train to Christmas Town can be found in the coastal New England city of Hyannis, Massachusetts.
Each train leaves from a depot complete with a gift shop, a festive lobby and a chance for photo opportunities both before and after you climb aboard the train.
What Happens Aboard the Train to Christmas Town?
During your ride on the Train to Christmas Town, you’ll be able to enjoy cocoa and cookies served by Santa’s costumed elves. Then, once you’ve settled into your seats, you can have your souvenir ticket punched by the conductor.
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Every train ride has a live reading of the Train to Christmas Town book and the accompanying CD, featuring Grammy nominated performers. Trout Fishing in America will provide the soundtrack for the train journey.
When the train pulls into Christmas Town, everyone stays on the train, but visitors like Santa, elves and even a polar bear join travelers in their seats for a fun meet and greet.
What Classes of Tickets Are Available?
Travel agents know that sometimes, it is shorter activities like these magical train rides that can really take a vacation to the next level. Guests eager to splurge can opt to upgrade from standard class and get tickets for either first class or diamond class, both of which come with extra souvenirs, better views and truly royal treatment.
Kids in diamond and first class will even get a special gift hand-delivered by Santa himself, a memory that really is unforgettable.
If you’re an independent travel agent with an agency like Travel Planners International, then knowing about all these exciting attractions around the country is simply part of the job. Adventures like the Train to Christmas Town can ensure your clients that you have all the right contacts, relationships and resources to be their best possible travel booking professional.
Train to Christmastown is only available through Premier Rail Collection. Contact your travel agent for more information or call Travel Planners International for a travel agent referral.