October 29, 2019
For general information, contact
Melissa Moit, Manager
Christmas Express aboard Antique Train – Jefferson, Texas
Come take a ride on the Christmas Express, an antique gas-powered train, for a narrated day trip along the beautiful Big Cypress Bayou. Enjoy vignettes along the way and hear about Christmas Around the World aboard the train that circles the Piney Woods. The decorated historic railroad depot captures the holiday spirit.
The Christmas Express will run during the day on Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving, November 29 and 30; and each Friday and Saturday in December 2019, through Christmas. Trains depart at 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm. Limited seating so purchase your tickets now.
Blast into the New Year aboard the New Year’s Express Train on December 27 and 28, 2019 departing at 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm. Patrons will receive champagne, 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.”
Inclement weather? No worries, just book into the First-Class coach, offering a beautiful historic, warm, enclosed coach. The open-canopied observation cars provide an excellent view of the ride along the river. If you are riding in the open coaches, be sure to dress warmly and bring a blanket, depending on the weather.
The excursion will take you by a life-size nativity scene and the Support our Troops display and other favorites: a whimsical Teddy Bear tree; Charlie Brown’s forlorn little Christmas tree and scenes from Hawaii, Alaska and Russia.
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 Christmas or New Year’s.
Stay, play, dine, shop and explore Jefferson – a small historic town nestled deep in the Piney Woods of East Texas. Jefferson seems frozen in time and is an elegant reminder of a bygone era.
Christmas Express 2019
November 29 & 30
December 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21
New Year’s Express 2019
December 27 & 28
$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
Depot opens at 11:00 each day of the Event
Friday @ 12:30 pm & 2:30 pm
Saturday @ 12:30 pm & 2:30 pm