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Santa Train begins Saturday

N.C. Transportation Museum
SPENCER ó Christmas is coming early this year at the N.C. Transportation Museum. Our most popular Christmas event, Santa Train, rolls out of the station this Saturday and Sunday. But that is just the beginning. Evening train rides to visit Santa and breakfast with the Jolly Old Elf are scheduled in December as well.
The N.C. Transportation Museumís Santa Train moves down the tracks this weekend and each weekend in December. Each Saturday and Sunday, kids and their parents will be joined by elves on a train ride to the Bob Julian Roundhouse to sit on Santaís lap and have a picture made. Kids will also make a craft and take home a candy cane.
After this weekend, Santa Train rides take place Dec. 3-4, 10-11 and 17-18. Tickets are $12 per person. Museum members receive a discount. Tickets are available in advance by visiting www.nctrans.org or tickets can be purchased on the day of the event.
Santa Train rides are scheduled every 45 minutes, starting at 10 a.m. Saturdays and 1:30 p.m. Sundays.
Cookies and Cocoa with Santa is an evening train ride to meet Old Saint Nick. Kids will hear a Christmas story aboard the train while moving down the tracks to meet Santa Claus in the Bob Julian Roundhouse. Cookies and cocoa will be served and kids can make a craft and send a postcard to the North Pole. Tickets are only available in advance and are $15 for adults, $12 for children 3-12 and free for those 2 and under. Tickets can be purchased at www.nctrans.org or by calling 704-636-2889 ext. 237.
Cookies and Cocoa with Santa rides take place at 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. each evening of the event.
A new event this year is Breakfast with Santa. The N.C. Transportation Museum Foundation is hosting a breakfast for kids and their parents on the Moutrie dining car. Families will then step into the Doris rail car to meet Santa.
Tickets are only available in advance. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for children 2-12 and free for children 1 and under. Call 704-636-2889 extension 237 to buy tickets.

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