November 19, 2018
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New Year’s Express Train – Jefferson, Texas
Blast into the New Year aboard the New Year’s Express Train at Historic Jefferson Railway. Come along for a ride on an antique gas-powered train, for a narrated day trip along the beautiful Big Cypress Bayou. Enjoy a few vignettes along the way and hear about New Year’s traditions and customs around the world. The decorated depot captures the holiday spirit. Limited seating so get your tickets now.
Patrons will receive beverages, hats and noisemakers at the depot. Each train will include a simulation of the New Year’s Eve Ball dropping in Times Square followed by a fantastic show of five cannons firing dramatic “dragon’s breath.”
The beautiful enclosed first-class car offers a warmer experience while the open-canopied observation coach cars provide an excellent view of the ride along the river. If you are riding Coach Class, be sure to dress warmly and bring a blanket.
This ride is a narrated day trip that will give you stunning views of the wetlands, wildlife and Big Cypress Bayou as you share family time hearing about scenes of New Years along the track.
Historic Jefferson Railway is also running the Christmas Express, a narrated day train, on November 23 and 24; and each Saturday in December at 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm.
Ticket Prices: First Class $15 plus tax, lap children are free; Coach Class: $12 plus tax, children under six are free. New Year’s Express Trains depart December 29 at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Tickets are available on-line at www.jeffersonrailway.com or call 866-398-2038.
Jefferson is nestled deep in the Piney Woods of East Texas and seems frozen in time. It is a charming town and an elegant reminder of a bygone era. The downtown area will be aglow with lights and greenery during the holiday season. There are over a hundred buildings in the city with historical markers. Many historic homes offer bed and breakfast accommodations. Dozens of other historic buildings house museums, craft and antique shops and restaurants.
Christmas and New Years are holidays celebrated around the Globe. Come make Jefferson a part of your holiday festivities.
Depot opens at 11:00 each day of the event
Friday, November 23, 2018
Saturday November 24, December 1, 8, 15 & 22, 2018
12:30 pm & 2:30 pm
New Year’s Express
Saturday, December 29, 2018
12:30 pm & 2:30 pm
$15, First Class Enclosed Coach, plus applicable sales tax, lap children are free
$12, Open Coach, plus applicable sales tax, children under 6 are free