4 Holiday Train Rides with SAM Shortline
Do you have a train circling your Christmas tree? We do, and it is what brings that magic in our house during the season…there is just something special about trains at Christmas. Georgia's only "rolling state park" offers four different Christmas experiences this year that the kids will love. Don't miss a celebration on the SAM Shortline! Reserve your spot soon.
Three days in November and December (Nov. 24, Dec. 8, Dec. 21) allow guests to take a ride from Cordele into Plains, Ga. In addition to touring downtown Plains, kids (and kids at heart) can get a photo with Santa, enjoy hot chocolate, and listen to a Christmas story. Everyone gets a candy cane, too!
Catch the SAM Shortline at Georgia Veterans State Park for the 4+ hour ride into Plains, Ga. Santa Claus will join the ride, passing out candy canes for everyone. Four rides available (Nov. 30, Dec. 7, 12, 15).
The North Pole Express Train
Enjoy this special treat on Dec. 14, 2018, only. The three-hour ride begins at Georgia Veterans State Park, heads to Cordele with a layover with Santa, and then returns to the park. This nighttime ride incudes a Santa hat, hot chocolate, candy cane and entrance to the Jingle Bell Bazaar.
In Cordele, kids will visit with Old St. Nick, play games and listen to holiday stories.
Breakfast With Santa Train
Kids will adore these three special trips on Dec. 22, 2018. Climb aboard the train for a special trip to the Lake Blackshear trestle, where you will enjoy Chick-fil-A minis and other special Christmas treats with the Jolly Ol’ Elf.