1880 Train has Trains, Trees, Santa and Deals this Weekend

2011HolidayTrainByChadCoppess (3)There is still time to schedule some fun before Christmas. You can ride the Holiday Express, take photos with Santa, enjoy 25% off clothing in the Gift Shop and visit the Trees & Trains exhibit all on the 1880 Train property.

The 1880 Train’s Holiday Express is currently taking reservations for departures on this special train December 21, 22 and 23 at 12:45 pm, 2:30 pm, 4:15 pm and 6 pm.

The Holiday Express takes passengers on a journey from Hill City to the North Pole where Santa will be waiting to board the train. Each child will get the chance to meet Santa and receive a small Christmas gift. This holiday ride is perfect for the whole family! Purchase tickets now at www.1880train.com or by calling 574-2222. Tickets are $28 for adults and $12 for children (3-12).

New this year, photos with Santa in the Santa’s Caboose will also be available for ticket holders and the general public at $10 each or 3 for $25. Times for photos include December 21, 22 and 23 from 11:30 am – 8 pm. Cash or check only please.

The Gift Shop will be open 10 am – 7:15 pm December 21-23 as well with clothing 25% off.

Located next to the 1880 Train’s Hill City Depot, the South Dakota State Railroad Museum’s Annual Trees & Trains exhibit is open weekends through the month of December. Times vary and are available at www.sdsrm.org. Admission is $5/adult and kids 12 and under are free. Ticket holders will see Christmas trees decorated by area businesses, scale model trains and historic exhibits.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

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