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!