ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Climb aboard one of the Alaska Railroad’s Holiday Trains this December with family and friends to kick off the magic of the Christmas season with Santa while enjoying views of Alaska’s beautiful northern landscape. Trains depart from the Anchorage Depot, travel south along Turnagain Arm to Indian and then return to Anchorage.
On-board entertainment includes Christmas carolers, coloring contests and door prizes. Special appearances by a magician and, of course, Santa Claus are sure to make the Holiday Train a memorable family event. While viewing the winter wonderland from the comforts of a rail car, passengers will be treated to complimentary snacks and water courtesy of the Alaska Railroad.
Holiday Trains are available the first two Saturdays this December, Dec. 1 and 8, with morning and afternoon tours both days. The morning trains depart Anchorage at 10 a.m., returning at noon; and the afternoon trains leave the depot at 2 p.m., returning at 4 p.m. Tickets are $49 for adults and $29 for children ages two to 11. Infants under age two who require a seat will need to purchase a child’s ticket for $29; however, there is no fee for children ages zero to 23 months who are considered “infant in lap.”
For more information about the Holiday Trains visit www.alaskarailroad.com/holidaytrains; to book, call Alaska Railroad reservations at 907-265-2494, or outside Anchorage at 800-544-0552.