Over 1,000 tickets in total will be donated to local charities for The Train to Christmas Town which is running at two English heritage railways this festive season.
The Train to Christmas Town will be running at the Dartmoor Railway Company in Devon and The Weardale Railway Company in Durham.
The recipients will each enjoy a fabulous 70-minute steam train journey, where passengers will meet Santa, join in with singing and dancing by his elves and listen to the conductor’s enchanting stories.
Festively decorated stations will serve hot and cold refreshments, including hot dogs, chocolate chip cookies and hot chocolate, as well as mulled wine for the adults.
This fantastic annual event for children of all ages is based on the book ‘The Train to Christmas Town’ by Peggy Ellis.
Celebrity-spotters should keep their eyes peeled for famous visitors to the fantastic Christmas train journeys. Previous years have seen the likes of Jade from Little Mix and boxing superstar Tony Bellew
The Train to Christmas Town 2019 departs on selected dates between 29th November and 24th December, with ticket prices starting from £18 for children and £23 for adults.
To book tickets for Dartmoor, visit: https://www.dartmoorrailway.com/special-events/train-to-christmas-town/
To book tickets for Weardale, visit: https://www.weardale-railway.com/train-rides/train-to-christmas-town/
What did the officials say?
Tiffany Arthurs, General Manager at Dartmoor Railway, said:
“It’s wonderful to be able to give people in local communities the opportunity to ride The Train to Christmas Town. We’re really looking forward to welcoming passengers of all ages and we’ll be pulling out all the stops to make sure everyone has a truly memorable experience.”
Previous events have proven a big hit with passengers, with one recipient of charity tickets saying:
“Everyone at the Dartmoor Railway made our evening really special from start to finish. The staff were wonderful and helped our somewhat reluctant teenager have a lovely, memorable journey.”
“A huge THANK YOU to those involved in organising the tickets for this event – we had an absolute ball and were still buzzing from all the excitement two days later!”
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