Santa sure gets around during the holidays: You see him at the grocery store, at the mall and even on a train!
Beginning November 29, the 1880 Train will roll out the Holiday Express for the 5th consecutive year. It will journey from Hill City to the North Pole where Santa will be waiting to get on board the train. Each child will get the chance to meet Santa and receive a small Christmas gift.
“This train ride is fun for all ages,” explains Black Hills Central President Meg Warder. “We are happy that this event has become a yearly tradition for many families in the area, allowing them to spend some good quality time together.”
The depot and train will be festooned with holiday cheer, so make sure to bring your camera to capture memories that will last a lifetime.
Purchase tickets now at www.1880train.com or by calling 574-2222. Tickets are $28 for adults and $12 for children (3-12).
You have many departures to choose from:
- November 29 at 2:30 pm and 4:15 pm;
- November 30 at 12:45 pm and 2:30 pm;
- December 14 at 2:30 pm, 4:15 pm and 6 pm;
- December 21, 22, 23 at 12:45 pm, 2:30 pm, 4:15 pm and 6 pm.
While waiting for the Holiday Express to depart, you can visit the 2013 Trees and Trains Exhibit at the South Dakota State Railroad Museum. Displayed November 29 through December 31, the sounds of live steam locomotives will be heard among seasonal splendor at the museum, which is located near the 1880 Train Hill City depot. Call 605-574-9000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
We hope to see you for the holidays!