Celebrate Father Christmas Rail of Lights Christmas & New Year’s Train – Jefferson, Texas
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Celebrate Father Christmas

Rail of Lights Christmas & New Year’s Train – Jefferson, Texas

November 30, 2012

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Celebrate Father Christmas

Rail of Lights Christmas & New Year’s Train – Jefferson, Texas

The Rail of Lights Christmas and New Year’s Train is now running each Thursday through Sunday through December and on New Year’s eve. Tickets are available online at www.RailofLights.com.

Step back in time as the Historic Jefferson Railway, an antique narrow-gauge train, embraces an old-fashioned Christmas in the country. Enjoy the lighted vignettes and join the local vocalist in songs familiar to young and old. Hear the story of “Father Christmas” aboard the train that circles the Piney Woods along the Big Cypress Bayou. The decorated historic railroad depot captures the holiday spirit complete with Santa and Mrs. Claus. This event is pet-friendly so be sure to contact a depot agent to reserve a seat for your well-behaved, friendly pet.

And something new this year! The Fun Brothers will be bringing some of their bounce houses to the Rail of Lights, providing entertainment at the depot the same nights as the train rides. You’ll enjoy The Xcelerator, the Jousting Ring and the Sports Combo. The Xcelerator is a dry slide standing at a stunning four story's tall. Let the kids wear themselves out in the Jousting Ring, featuring two pedestals in the middle from which they knock each other off. The Sports Combo is sure to be a big hit. Climb inside, jump around and then take a plunge down the dry slide. One price includes all three bounce houses and is priced separately from the train ride at $5 for patrons with a train ticket and $10 for all others. (Cash only).

The antique train is a restored gas-powered Plymouth Locomotive built in 1964. The beautiful enclosed coach offers a warmer experience while the open-canopied observation cars provide an excellent view of the ride along the river. The 50-year old steam train used in years past is out-of-service undergoing extensive boiler repairs.

The excursion will take you by a life-size nativity scene, the German Markets, Jerusalem and the Angel Tree. Enjoy an authentic life-sized 90-year old Christmas card as well as the post card sent by soldiers during World War II and other favorites: the aluminum tree, reminiscent of the 1960’s; a whimsical Teddy Bear tree; and Charlie Brown’s forlorn little Christmas tree. View scenes representing Alaska, China and Australia.

Also, ring in the New Year with the Rail of Lights New Year’s Train running December 27th through the 31st. This ride will feature the dropping of the ball in Times Square, complete with beverages, noisemakers and a fantastic fireworks show on every train ride.

Train tickets are now on sale at www.RailofLights.com. Ticket Prices: First Class $18; Coach Class: $15. Lap children under 4 are free. Pets may require a ticket depending on their size. First Class is offered in a beautiful historic, warm, enclosed coach. If you are riding Coach Class, be sure to dress warmly and bring a blanket, as you will be riding in open cars. Seating is limited so purchase your tickets early.

Jefferson is nestled deep in the Piney Woods of East Texas. It seems frozen in time and is an elegant reminder of a bygone era. The downtown area will be aglow with lights and greenery during the holiday season. You will want to make Jefferson and the Christmas Train a tradition for your whole family.

400 East Austin, Jefferson, TX 75657

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