If you’re looking to treat the kids over the holidays, then we have the ultimate Christmas experience that’ll blow their minds. The Blue Ridge Railway magically transforms into the Holiday Express over the festive period, and it’s a guaranteed day to remember.
Enjoy the festive 1-hour train ride on the Holiday Express, in which you can listen to holiday music, hear the story “The Night Before Christmas,” enjoy delicious hot chocolate or other snacks available for sale inside their concession car!
The train is decorated to the nines, with gorgeous Christmas decorations turning the historic train and railway into a Christmas lover’s paradise. All children aboard will receive a Blue Scenic Railway jingle bell, a candy cane, and an activity packet. There will even be an opportunity to see Santa Clause and Mrs. Claus!
Ticket prices for this enchanting Christmas treat are $52.99 for adults, and $40.99 for children. There are closed coach cars which are air conditioned, and feature padded seats which are arranged in groups of 4 (two inward facing sets of two seats). There’s also an open air option. For more information and tickets, click here.
As well as the Holiday Express, there are other routes and experiences on offer throughout the winter months and throughout the year. Including the Winter Excursion, a 4-hour, 26-mile roundtrip journey along the Toccoa River to McCaysville, GA / Copperhill, TN. There’s even a two-hour layover in at the stops for you to explore these enchanting Southern cities.
Railroads played a vital role in the development Georgia between the 1800s and the early 1900s. Determining the the routes of local road infrastructure, as well as contributing to the growth of small towns as resort communities! Not only will you be on a magical train journey, but it’s a route with a lot of history and an endless amount of riveting stories to discover. Eventually, these railroads and stations reinvented themselves into unbeatable Georgian attractions.
Visit Blue Ridge Railway’s website, here. You can find the station at 241 Depot St, Blue Ridge, GA 30513.