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Take a Ride on the Santa Train!

By November 6, 2008

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This Christmas season, Santa is going to be busy riding the rails in Raleigh-Durham. The Triangle area has several Santa Trains that are fun, family-friendly holiday outings, but they tend to be very popular and sell out quickly. So, if you have your heart set on taking the Santa Train this Christmas, take some time out to purchase your tickets this week.

Tickets for the Town of Selma's Polar Express are already sold out (they went on sale September 2nd!), but, luckily, Santa is taking several other train rides in the Traingle this holiday Season: The New Hope Railway, located Southwest of Raleigh, in Bonsal, NC (near Apex) and the North Carolina Museum of Life + Science in Durham are both going to have Santa Trains this year.

The New Hope Railway's Santa Train is going to be running on December 6-7 and 13-14 this year. Tickets cost $9.00 for adults and $6.00 for kids ages 2-12, and can be purchased online. The round trip train ride from Bonsal to New Hill takes about one hour.

The extremely popular NC Museum of Life and Science Santa Train is going to run for 15 nights this holiday season, giving rides every 20 minutes from 5:40 p.m. to 8:20 p.m. on December 3-7, 10-14, and 17-21. Members of the NC Museum of Life + Science can purchase Santa Train tickets starting on November 10 at 12:00 noon. Tickets will be made available to the general public on November 12 at 9:00 a.m. Tickets can be purchased online, or in person at the museum. Apparently, the tickets sold out in four days last year, so act fast if you want to secure a spot on the Santa Train!

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