• All Aboard the Season's Holiday Trains

    <a href="http://www.raileventsinc.com/polar-express" target="external">Durango and Silverton Railroad</a> – Set to the sounds of the motion picture soundtrack for "The Polar Express," this Colorado event combines hot chocolate, cookies and caroling, en route to meet Santa. Plus, every child "who believes" receives a sleigh bell, just like in the film.
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    Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad – During the holiday season, the Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad in Mineral, Wash., is transformed into the 'Santa Express' passing by streams and forests during a two-hour ride with Santa.
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    <a href="http://www.strasburgrailroad.com/train-schedule/events/the-night-before-christmas-train/">Strasburg Railroad</a> - The "Night Before Christmas Train" in Strasburg, Pa., operates on a special Friday evening schedule. Kids are invited to wear PJs and curl up with milk and cookies while an actor in a Victorian nightshirt reads aloud from Clement Clarke Moore's "The Night Before Christmas."
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    <a href="http://www.thetrain.com/special-events/the-polar-express/">Grand Canyon Railway</a> - Families will enjoy hot chocolate, cookies and surprise appearances by "a lively bunch of elves, chefs and other characters to provide constant entertainment" during a live reading of "The Polar Express" by Chris Van Allsburg as everyone rides to "the North Pole" to meet Santa and his reindeer.
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    <a href="http://www.spoonertrainride.com/2013trains/S112313.htm">Spooner Train Rides</a> – Climb on board the "Santa Pizza Train" in Northwest Wisconsin for a 2 1/2 hour train ride, during which passengers will enjoy pizza, soda, holiday cookies, hot chocolate and a conversation with the jolly man in the red suit, himself.
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    <a href="http://www.essexsteamtrain.com/santa.html">Essex Steam Train</a> – This holiday experience in Essex, Conn., features a meet 'n' greet with not only Santa, but Mrs. Claus, Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer and Pablo the Penguin. Each child on board receives a small gift from Santa's elves, too.
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    <a href="http://www.fwry.com/">Fillmore & Western</a> – The Christmas Tree Train in Fillmore, Calif., allows families to start a new tradition of riding in a coach to a tree farm before selecting and cutting down the perfect pine specimen for the season.
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    <a href="http://www.grapevinetexasusa.com/includes/calendar-of-events/North-Pole-Express/18456/">Grapevine Vintage Railroad</a> – Elves, minstrels and carolers will greet you upon arrival at the "North Pole Express" Victorian Rail coaches in Grapevine, Tex., then keep the live entertainment going throughout the wintry ride to meet Kris Kringle.
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