CHRISTMAS TRAIN RIDE DEPARTING FROM HOOD RIVER, OREGON
The Train to Christmas Town captures the spirit of the season with its warmth and charm. Your family will love it!
You’ll feel the holiday magic in the air the moment you arrive! You’ll be greeted by our cheery staff and directed to gather your ticket before the conductor calls “All aboard! If you’re takin’ this train, time to get on board!” Have your official Christmas Town ticket ready to be punched by the conductor on the ride.
The music begins as we depart the station and you’ll be clapping along and motioning pulling on a train whistle “Whoo-whoo” along to our peppy theme song “Takin’ the Train to Christmas Town” (download the song for FREE now from our website to get the family pumped!). Elves will be dancing in the aisles leading sing-alongs with other favorite Christmas songs. When you hear the “Chocolate Christmas” song begin to play you’ll know it’s time for cookies and hot chocolate to be served!
Before you know it we’ll be arriving at Christmas Town so gather together to share the views from the window of the magical lighted town. Wave to Santa and his elves before they climb aboard to greet each boy and girl and present them with a special gift.
All our guests will enjoy other activities and games on board as they interact with the cast and crew. Kids will be able to play a game of I-Spy as the look for animal friends hidden throughout the car like the gentle snowy owls and Bubble and Squeak the chatty mice that frequent the train. We’ll be singing our theme song as we pull back into the station and we promise you’ll still have this tune on your mind all the way home!
We are excited to welcome everyone aboard to try this new experience and continue the holiday tradition of Christmas and Santa on the train. I’m takin’ the train! Whoo Whoo!
The Train to Christmas Town at the Mt Hood Railroad offers THREE classes of service for our guests to select seats. All classes are in comfortable, heated cars and include a visit from Santa.
- Diamond Class is our premium offering with seats in our upper dome cars that features wide windows for viewing our stop at Christmas Town. All Diamond Class guests will receive a souvenir The Train to Christmas Town mug served with hot cocoa and a cookie. All Diamond Class kids will receive a shiny golden ticket and a special gift from Santa! Seating in Diamond Class requires the purchase of an even number of seats.
- First Class has seating in the lower dome at booth style tables or a car with tables and chairs. All First Class guests will receive a souvenir The Train to Christmas Town mug served with hot cocoa and a cookie. All First Class kids will receive a shiny golden ticket and a special gift from Santa. Note that seating in First Class requires the purchase of an even number of seats.
- Standard Class is in traditional railroad seating with rowed seats. All Standard Class guests will receive a cookie and hot cocoa and all Standard Class children will receive a commemorative golden ticket and a special gift from Santa.
Unfortunately, due to the popularity of this train event, there are no refunds or cancellations. Please be sure that when you make your reservation, you know exactly which date and which departure time you wish to secure. If you need to reschedule, please contact the reservations office no less than four (4) days before your trip. A modest rebooking fee will apply. Also note that the train will depart in rain or snow. In the event the train is unable to operate you will be notified immediately and given a complete refund or the opportunity to reschedule.
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