When it comes to the holidays Virginia & Truckee Railroad has something special cooking this fall and beyond – from the Pumpkin Patch and Halloween Express rides to the Polar Express™, the famed railroad offers a number of options.
The V&T continues to run through the October with some great rides planned along spectacular autumn weather, changing of fall colors and a great train ride aboard the V&T Pumpkin Express, Oct 15-16, 22-23 (Sat and Sun) at 11:20 a.m., 12:30 and 3 p.m. and departs from Virginia City. As an added bonus, everyone gets to pick a jack-o’-lantern from the pumpkin patch.
Do you love Halloween – in fact, it’s one of my favorite holidays? It’s spooky and haunted on the Halloween Express, Oct. 31. This 35 minute train provides thrills for all ages and departs Halloween evening at 4, 6, 7 and 8 p.m. from Virginia City.
Carson City’s Old West meets the North Pole as the Polar Express™ train will take weekend railway runs across the frosty Northern Nevada landscape Thanksgiving through Dec. 18.
The Virginia & Truckee Railroad is one of the officially licensed Polar Express Train Ride events nationwide this holiday season. This historic 100-year train, complete with decorated passenger cars and Christmas music, leaves the Carson City Eastgate Depot (located seven miles east of Downtown Carson City) and travels nearly two miles before staging at Santa’s mythical North Pole retreat. The Polar Express™ departs Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 4 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. The trips last about an hour.
The Polar Express train rides are based on the holiday feature film from Warner Bros. Pictures and the beloved children’s book, by Chris Van Allsburg, about a doubting young boy who takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole on Christmas Eve. The Virginia & Truckee Railroad has partnered with Rail Events Inc. (through Warner Brothers Consumer Products, Inc.) to bring the officially licensed train ride event to Carson City this holiday season.
Set to the sounds of the motion picture soundtrack, pajama clad passengers will relive the magic of the story as this nighttime train whisks families away for an unforgettable ride to the North Pole.
During the journey, the Conductor will punch tickets and chefs serve hot chocolate, followed by a reading of Van Allsburg’s classic. At the North Pole, Santa will board the train and greet the children! And Santa has a gift for those who truly believe – a silver sleigh bell. Tickets are free for children two and under, $25 for ages 3-12 and $34 for 13 and older. Early reservations are recommended due to the universal popularity of the attraction early as these trains are expected to sell out quickly.
What’s your favorite holiday? What themed train would you like to see on the V&T?