5 Holiday Train Experiences Your Children WIll Love

5 Holiday Train Experiences Your Kids WIll Love

5 Holiday Train Experiences Your Children WIll Love

If you are looking for a unique holiday experience that your kids will love, step back in time and hop aboard these holiday trains! These will make for great day trips and they are within a few hours’ driving distance from the CSRA. 

Winter Train Rides at Blue Ridge Scenic Trail

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Winter Train Rides
November 9 – December 31
Cost: Adult – $42.99 & Children $30.99 (2-12 years)
Bundle up and sip some hot chocolate as the train calmy rolls along the Tocca River and through the scenic Appalachian foothills. 


Holiday Express
Dates: November 24 – December 24
Adults – $52.99 & Child $40.99

Join us for a festive 1-hour train ride on our Holiday Express where you will get to listen to holiday music and “The Night Before Christmas” story. Children will receive a Blue Ridge Scenic Railway jingle bell, candy cane, activity packet, and a chance to see Santa Claus! You can also enjoy delicious hot chocolate and other snacks available for purchase inside our concession car.

Three Hours and 46 Minutes From North Augusta

Train Ride With Santa at Southeastern Train Museum

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Dates and Times: November 18, 2023 | 1 PM – 4 PM

Activities Include: Santa Visit, Train Ride, Santa Letter Writing, and Bring Your Own Camera For Pictures With Santa.

Two Hours and 33 Minutes From North Augusta

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Winter Wonderland Train Ride at Pine Mountain Gold Museum

Date and Times:
December 1 – 30 on Thur, Fri & Sat
Ticket times begin at 5 PM – Must arrive 30 minutes before the scheduled time.

Cost: All ages $13 & 2 and under free.

The train ride is open-air and it winds through a wooded area covered with Christmas lights. 

2 Hours and 46 Minutes From North Augusta

The Santa Special at Georgia Coastal Railway

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Dates and Times:
Select Dates Thru November 24 – December 23

Take a magical 70-minute journey by rail with Santa and his delightful friends. Make memories and celebrate the season with a train ride full of fun, laughter and Christmas spirit.  There will be holiday characters visiting your passenger coach throughout the train ride including Santa & Ms. Claus, Santa’s Elves, Frosty the Snowman and many more.

Open-Air Experience Available.

3 Hours and 48 Minutes From North Augusta

Holiday Ride-On Train at Atlanta Botanical Gardens

Dates and Times:
November 18 – January 7
Saturday and Sundays
10 AM – 3 PM

Cost: $5.00 per passenger

All aboard The Botanical Express for a trip around the Great Lawn. You kids will love to see the lights if you stay for the night portion. 

2 Hours and 21 Minutes From North Augusta

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