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      Ride a Vintage Train to Visit Santa Claus in Danbury

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      December 14, 2019

      Saturday  10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (on various days)

      120 White Street
      Danbury, Connecticut 06813

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      Ride a Vintage Train to Visit Santa Claus

      That portly gent from the North Pole will once again pay a visit to the Danbury Railway Museum and you can take a ride in a vintage train through the historic railyard to visit him. The event will take place on Saturdays and Sundays, December 7-8, 14-15, and 21-22. Trains will depart every half-hour from 12:30 to 3:00 on Saturdays; 12:30 to 3:30 on Sundays. Admission is $12.00 for ages 2 and up (under 24 months, free). Each child will receive a small gift from Santa. Based on the popularity of this event the past couple of years, reservations are suggested. Due to its popularity last year, on each Saturday evening, special night-time rides at 4:30 PM and 5:00 PM are being scheduled. Take an evening ride through the lighted railyard!

      The short train ride in a fully-restored 1953 New Haven Railroad Rail Diesel Car (RDC) will take you through the railyard, past the only powered turntable in Connecticut — listed on the National Historic Register and currently undergoing a substantial restoration — and over 70 vintage railroad cars, locomotives and many unique pieces of railroad history. The train ride will terminate at Santa's own private railcar where you'll be greeted by Mrs. Claus and Santa's helpers in Toyland in Santa's private car.

      Of course, the exhibits and multiple operating model train layouts inside the restored 1903 Danbury station will also be open as will the be the well-stocked gift shop. Also inside the station, you’ll find free hot chocolate, a coloring station, temporary tattoos and other activities for the little ones.

      The Danbury Railway Museum is a non-profit organization, staffed solely by volunteers, and is dedicated to the preservation of, and education about, railroad history. The museum is located in the restored 1903 Danbury Station and rail yard at 120 White Street, Danbury, CT. For further information, visit the Web site at, e-mail to, or call the museum at 203-778-8337.

      Cost: Payment required - $12 includes train ride (under 24 months, Free)

      Categories: Museums & Attractions

      This event repeats on various days:

      Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.