It’s not too early to make a reservation for the Santa Express Train (Royal Gorge Railroad) as this special event sells out weeks in advance! This year the Santa Express will run from November 20th – Dec.19th – Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday at: 6:00pm.
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Once Santa boards the train at the North Pole, children anxiously await their turn to share their holiday wish list and receive their very special Santa Train gift – from Kris Kringle himself. The Santa Express event features over 17,000 lights!
The Santa Express is a winter wonderland, decorated in holiday style, where children are encouraged to wear cozy pajamas and relax with family and friends while they sip homemade cocoa and listen to classic holiday stories read by Santa’s elves. Large plate-glass windows allow passengers to enjoy the Rocky Mountain-beauty of the Royal Gorge on the way to the North Pole, which is fittingly decorated like a true Christmas town, bedecked with holiday lights and decor for its most famous resident – Santa Claus
Children are welcome to dress in their pajamas in the spirit of the Santa Express Train! Train ride takes approximately 1.5 hours.
Newly added this year is the opportunity to have dinner in Vista Dome and if you purchase dinner in advance, you’ll save up to $4.50 per dinner. They’ll be many of the same delicious entrees from the normal Vista Dome menu such as the 1/2 pound Angus burgers, chicken panini, philly cheese steak sandwich, buffalo burger, and popular children’s menu items.
Prices to ride the Santa Express:
Coach Class: $19.00 – $29.00
Vista Dome: $34.00 – $44.00
Children under age 2 are free
The Santa Fe Depot Christmas giftshop will be open prior to the train’s departure and after the train returns for holiday shopping. Thomas the Tank Engine gift items as well as Polar Express items will be offered for sale along with many other special holiday gifts.
Special Photo Opportunity: Have a professional photo taken with Santa when the train returns from the North Pole for only $10.00. This must be pre-purchased and is an exclusive opportunity to spend time with Santa and share your wish list as well.
For more information: Call 1.888.RAILS.4U (724.5748)
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