Wednesday, November 26, 2014

11/26/14: Train to Christmas Town on the Cape Cod Central Railroad

Over the weekend we kicked off to holiday season on the Cape Cod Central Railroad Train to Christmas Town.  It is a wonderful journey that culminates in reaching Santa Claus who boards the train and gives each child a gift.  
 The train is beautiful.  My son is a train enthusiast so he couldn't wait to check it out.
 The station was beautifully decorated with Christmas lights.
 This is inside the Depot.  They sell some souvenirs.
We then entered the train and were seated at a beautiful table with four "The Train to Christmas Town" mugs.
Here is Lauren with her mug.
 On one side it has a picture of Bumblebee the Polar Bear.  The hot chocolate was brought to us in disposable cups which was nice as a previous visit they filled our mugs and we had to worry about taking them home dirty with hot chocolate.  We also received a cookie.
Evan with his mug and ticket.
The train was beautifully decorated.  Here you can see a Christmas Tree that was in the corner.
Here you can see some more of the train.
 The kids enjoying their hot chocolate and cookie.
 The conductor came around to punch our tickets.
 The book was read during the ride.  If you are not familiar with the book, here is a summary:  It is a heartwarming tale of Janice, a little girl who looks forward to riding the Train to Christmas Town every year with her brother and Grandmother. This year is a little different though, as her Grandmother is hurt and cannot accompany her. Accompanied by a bag full of surprises, woodland friends and jolly elves, Janice relives happy memories as she rides the train to Christmas Town once again. We met many characters from the book on our trip to Christmas Town.  Here is Wabash the Squirrel.
 He was dancing all around and giving high fives to the kids.
 Here is Zephyr the Depot Cat.

 Lauren giving a high five.
And my favorite Bumblebee the Polar Bear.
 Evan really liked him too and gave him a big hug.
 So cute!
Lauren also liked talking to one of the elves.  She was excited to make a friend on the train.
 There was a lot of excitement when we arrived at Christmas Town!  There is Santa to greet us!
 The kids loving the lights as we arrived.
 Absolutely lovely.
Then Santa came on to the train and gave all of the kids whistles.
I love the holiday season! 
What a magical ride.  What a great way to kick off the holiday season.
 This magical journey funs Nov 28-30, 29-30 Dec 5-7, 11-14, 18-23, and 26th at 5:30.  252 Main St. Hyannis, MA 
If you want to read more about the book Train to Christmas Town you can go here.
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Twitter: @xmastown @CapeTrain
Disclosure:  I was provided with 4 tickets to the Train to Christmas Town for promotional purposes.  No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.

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