I was lucky enough to receive the opportunity to take a ride on The Train to Christmas Town (that I posted about briefly HERE) with my family last night! The kids had an absolute BLAST!
This will be an extremely picture-heavy post because nothing can describe their experience better than the looks on their faces :)
Got our tickets... ready to board!!
Waiting in line to board!
The conductor was a riot... the kids loved him!!
In full disclosure, we were really disappointed when we first boarded the train to hear that the seats were assigned, and that we (a family of four, on a train with groups of 4 seats) we broken up into two different sets of seats (3 and 1). We sat S on our laps for the time being, and were THRILLED to see that the train was not full, and we were able to move to another set of four seats together!! YAY!
It would've been really difficult and crowded having to sit four of us in three seats, not to mention if I was a paying customer, I would've been really upset. I wanted to let you know about this so that you can make sure your family is seated together, or across from each other at least, before you get to the train!! Anyways...
All Christmas Town trains come with COOKIES!! Ours were snickerdoodles, and the kids loved them! Adults got cookies, too :)
Again, in an attempt at full disclosure, another disappointment we encountered was that they did not serve hot chocolate on our train. I don't know where the disconnect occurred, but the two things they promised on the train were hot chocolate and cookies. Thankfully, my kids didn't have a total meltdown over this, but it might have ruined the trip if they had their hearts set on it!
On the train, they (of course) told the story of The Train to Christmas Town. The characters in the book all came through the train for a visit with the kids.
And our Elf hosts were full of energy throughout the ride!
Love the attention to details throughout the train... decorations all about...
The awesome conductor came around and punched holes in all the kids' tickets :)
He gave each of the kids train whistles!! (Boy, oh boy, did that make for a noisy train ride back to the station!!) The kids LOVED it, though :)
SO... there you have it! Our adventure in all of it's glory (and a few less glorious moments). You can clearly see that the kids had a wonderful time. You can't beat the price for this Christmas adventure.
Trains will be running throughout the month of December in CA, MA, and CO. Let me know if you'll be taking this adventure with your kids this year, and feel free to share your link below if you blog about it! :)