Now that we have all finished stuffing ourselves like Thanksgiving turkeys, its time to move right on into the ring jing jingling of December. Ahhhh the holidays bring out the best in us don’t they? A time for giving… a time for sharing, and that is what I want to do with you here. And what a better way to get into the spirit than a train ride with Santa and his elves? Looking for a holiday train ride for you and your littles? How about one of these?
DiDonato’s Magical Holiday Express 2019 (Hammonton, NJ)
Delight in the newest holiday tradition in South Jersey! Perfect for Kids age 1-92, DiDonato’s Magical Holiday Express was featured in the 9 Most Dazzling Light Displays of 2016 in New Jersey by New Jersey Monthly and the 7 Most Festive Light Displays of 2016 by Fun New Jersey. Your admission includes a train ride through millions of Christmas lights, meet and greet with Santa and his elves in his workshop with free photo op, a present from Santa, cookie treat to enjoy, walkthrough Holiday Village, one free round on indoor, 3D glow-in-the-dark mini-golf and tons more. Theres 35 dates through December 30th so make sure you check for ticket availability online before going.
The Polar Express (Whippany, NJ)
Get your pajamas and come aboard! Set to the sounds of the motion picture soundtrack, passengers will relive the magic of the classic story as they are whisked away on THE POLAR EXPRESS™ for a magical one-hour trip to the North Pole. Once on board, your car hosts will work their way through the coach and punch your golden ticket before hot chocolate and a delicious cookie are served by dancing chefs. Passengers then read along with the classic children’s book, The Polar Express, by Chris Van Allsburg.
Santa and his helpers board the train to greet passengers and each guest is given the first gift of Christmas – a silver sleigh bell. During the trip, characters on each car lead passengers in caroling and onboard entertainment – just like in the film! Each guest will take home a keepsake sleigh bell in addition to the wonderful memories made on this magical trip. First Class passengers also take home a collectible THE POLAR EXPRESS™ ceramic mug issued with their hot chocolate.
North Pole Express (Flemington, NJ)
Don’t miss North Pole Express, BR&W’s most popular annual event! This year’s program will feature more entertainment staff, new and improved decor at “North Pole Station”, a new choose-your-own props photo experience and more!
Coach Class Guests Enjoy: Meet Santa and his elves on board the train. Complimentary chocolate chip cookie and hot cocoa at North Pole Station. Complimentary face-painting at North Pole Station, photo-op with fun props and FREE 2×6″ photo strip print, photo-op on Santa’s sleigh. Children receive a silver sleigh bell gift from Santa.
First Class Guests Enjoy Everything above plus: Express check-in service, your own reserved table in our recently refurbished Club Car , complimentary cocoa and cookies, coffee, tea and soft drinks served at your table, complimentary light snacks served at your table.
Christmas Express (Wall Township, NJ)
A Holiday Tradition for over 35 years and a sell-out every year! So popular that we’ve added more trains to the schedule! Santa rides the Christmas Express and talks to every child on the train. Call ahead on the day of the event to verify availability. Daytime Rides December 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 & 22 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM Fare: $6.00
Nighttime Rides December 7, 14 & 21 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM Fare: $6.00 Trains leave every half hour.
The Santa Express (Atlantic & Cape May County)
Ride the Seashore Lines on a historic, comfortable and fun train ride with Santa Claus, as Santa returns to visit with children of all ages on board The Santa Express! The Santa Express will operate every weekend and select weekdays and evenings between Thanksgiving and Christmas! You board your Santa Express at either Richland Village or Tuckahoe Village, ride for approximately one half hour, stop for just a few minutes, and ride approximately one half hour back to the station you originally boarded your train. All Santa Express trains will feature Santa himself – along with his helpers, on board entertainment, and snack service on the Café Car, Lounge Car, and Observation Lounge Car (Vista Valley). And guess what??? By popular demand, a “Night for grown-ups” has been added with hors d’oeuvres and BYOB partying with Santa.