Seasonal Website Highlights Holiday Train Rides at Railways Across the USA
Online PR News – 11-November-2010 – – Whether circling the base of the family Christmas tree or bringing loved ones home for the holidays, trains are nearly as much a part of the Yuletide tradition as Santa Claus himself. No wonder that a Christmas train ride with Santa on board delights tiny tots and sentimental seniors alike. Holiday train rides can be found in almost every state. NorthPoleTrains.com makes it easy to find a train near you.
NorthPoleTrains.com highlights a range of Christmas trains, from 19th-century steam trains and hundred-year-old trolleys to Golden Age streamliners with observation domes. Themes include tree farm visits, dinner trains, Christmas shopping excursions, Polar Express® runs and more. Most popular of all are those trains featuring a visit with Santa Claus, himself!
Many of the holiday trains featured on NorthPoleTrains.com are brightly decorated to celebrate Santa's visit. Others roll though twinkling Christmas wonderlands and some journey all the way to the North Pole! Hot cocoa and cookies add to the festivities. Christmas caroling and story telling are almost always part of the fun! Personal visits with Santa Claus often include a special gift.
With listings for over 150 seasonal rail events in the USA, NorthPoleTrains.com is the internet's grand cyber station for Christmas train rides.
Options range widely. Out West, California's Roaring Camp Railroads host excursions to Santa's Kingdom on the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. In Colorado, the Pikes Peak Cog Railway treats visitors to a high-altitude visit with Ole' Saint Nick.
In the heartland, Oklahoma's dazzling Christmas Train takes a brilliantly decorated route through the "Wild West" theme town of Dry Gulch USA. In Chicago, Santa Claus leads "L" trains around the famous Loop aboard a railcar especially outfitted for his sleigh and reindeer!
Down South, Georgia's Blue Ridge Scenic Railway makes its way to a fun-filled Santa's Village. Back East, in Massachusetts, the railroad at Edaville USA rolls through a Christmas dreamworld of seven-million twinkling lights.
This year, over 30 Polar Express events will be held around the country. Among the largest are those hosted by the Mount Hood Railroad in Oregon; the Grand Canyon Railway in Arizona; the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railway in Ohio; and the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad in North Carolina.
Christmas is Santa Claus's busiest season. Many holiday rail events, particularly Polar Express train rides, sell out early. To help Santa stay on track, it's a good idea to buy train tickets as early as possible and arrive early on the day of the event. Though severe weather may force schedule adjustments, most trains run rain or shine; a phone call ahead can help to avoid disappointment. For complete information regarding locations, themes and schedules for Christmas trains across the USA, visit the NorthPoleTrains.com website.