Winter holiday is just around the corner and we bet you’re already making an itinerary for family holiday. And taking a festive train rides with Santa and his helpers or scoping out magnificent winter scenery can make a festive way to celebrate the holiday season. We’ve put together a list of 7 train rides for the holiday.
The Chicago Transit Authority’s Holiday Train
Every year, starting after Thanksgiving until right before Christmas Day, the CTA runs its holiday-themed trains which delivers food baskets to charities around the serviced areas.
Where: Chicago, Illinois
Napa Valley Wine Train’s Santa Train
It offers children and adults alike a festive musical experience onboard its annual Santa Train; there will also be a Secret Santa Toy Drive at the station for passengers who want to donate toys.
Where: Napa County, California
The Train of Lights
Created by the Dartmouth Steam Railway and River Boat Company, the train whisks passenger away on a kaleidoscopic journey into the forest, where various light displays will be sprinkled throughout the forest.
Where: Devon, England
The Artic Explorer
As a 12-day-journey, the luxurious train takes passenger through Moscow and St. Petersburg, where they can get a view of the Northern Lights.
Where: Rusia and Norway
Canadian Rockies Winter Adventure
If you are looking to explore Canada in holiday spirit, the eight-day Canadian Rockies adventure is the answer. The candy-cane adorned train, which travels from Vancouver to Calgary and cuts through both Jasper and Banff National Park.
European Christmas Markets Train
During the holiday season, Europe is brimming with Christmas markets and Vacations by Rail offers a 10-day journey to explore the holiday markets of Germany and Austria. It takes passengers to the holiday markets of Nuremberg and Munich in Germany, and to Salzburg in Austria.
Where: Germany and Austria
Those traveling on Alaska Railroad’s Aurora Train can take in the state’s natural beauty while creating their own customized holiday itinerary. Passengers can witness the Northern Lights, while the Santa Clause House is home to the world’s largest Santa.
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