The Train to Christmas Town is a fun, festive holiday train ride based on the book of the same name published in 2012 and departing from three other locations across the USA. The story follows Janice, her brother Paul and their woodland friends on their yearly journey to Christmas Town. This heartwarming tale highlights the power of family tradition, friendship and the magic of Christmas. Guests are reminded that the event takes place completely on board the train. Upon arrival at ‘Christmas Town’ – a secret location named for the town in the book – Santa boards the train and visits with all the children on board, stopping for photos and delivering gifts. Those wishing to visit the 61stth anniversary of Christmas Town, USA are encouraged to drive through the wonderfully lit Christmas village in their own vehicles before or after their train ride.
Departing 601 Modena Street, Gastonia NC. 877-421-0008 Visit the FAQ page for more information.
Our First Class passengers are treated to cheery service in traditional railroad fashion while enjoying spacious seating in very special vintage railroad equipment. Get extraordinary views of the approaching Christmas Town as Santa and his elves greet the Train and all the passengers on board. An exclusive souvenir mug completes first class service, and let’s not forget to mention a delicious cookie and a wink from Santa as he walks through the train greeting each child!
Important: Seating configuration in First Class require guests to purchase in even numbers. This allows the railroad to best accommodate all passengers purchasing these premium seats while not splitting up groups.
Just like the scenes in old time movies, our Standard Class cars are set up in traditional railroad style – paired seating on either side of a center aisle. Our comfortable coach cars are an affordable way to gather up the family and board Train to Christmas Town! Each passenger in Standard Class receives a cookie and hot cocoa served by cheery chefs, and each child gets a visit from Santa!