Ride a Vintage Train to Visit Santa Claus - All Aboard The Snow Clipper for the First Gift Express

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.  This is a major fund-raising event for the museum and will take place on Saturdays and Sundays, December 4-5, 11-12, and 18-19.  The museum will be open each day from noon to 7:00 PM.  Reservations are necessary for this very popular event.

When guests arrive and check-in at the restored 1903 train station, kids and parents will be able to enjoy the festively decorated museum interior. This includes a Letters to Santa coloring station, operating model railroads, and many interesting exhibits and artifact displays.

After a short train ride in a restored 1953 Rail Diesel Car through historic Danbury railyard, you'll be escorted back to the station for a meet and greet with Santa and Mrs. Claus, where the big man himself will give out the first gifts of Christmas.  New this year:  parents will bring a pre-wrapped present (or select one from our online menu -- see Web site for details), and Old St. Nick will give your little ones their unique present!

Trains will depart at 12:30, 2:00, 3:30, 5:00, and 6:30.  The 5:00 and 6:30 trains will run in darkness which will be ideal for enjoying the lighted railyard.

Afterwards, you are free to enjoy a walk through the railyard with a cup of hot chocolate - don't forget the marshmallows!

Tickets are $20 for ages 2 and up.  When making your reservation, use Offer Code “??????” to save $2.00 per paid admission.

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 http://www.danburyrail.org, e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or call the museum at 203-778-8337.


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