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EMBRACE THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS IN JULY AT THE TENNESSEE VALLEY RAILROAD MUSEUM

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As we navigate through the sizzling heat of July, it’s never too early to anticipate the joyous festivities of the holiday season! We’re delighted to share some customer feedback and a sneak peek into our Christmas-themed train rides that might just inspire a little festive spirit in your summer!

Now, on to the festive treats! Even though December is a few months away, the holiday spirit is always in full swing at TVRM. Our Hiwassee Santa‚Äôs Hiwassee Train Ride is back, offering a magical “Christmas in Nature” experience. The beloved Santa Trains will be operating along the stunning Hiwassee River, offering riders the chance to meet Santa himself amidst the beauty of nature.

In addition to the Santa Trains, the holiday season at TVRM is a spectacle to behold. The North Pole Limited train rides, a family tradition since 1999, take riders on an imaginative journey to the North Pole. This winter wonderland is adorned with outdoor light displays, and you can enjoy refreshments, storytelling, and a meet-and-greet with Santa on your trip!

Looking for a way to keep the Christmas cheer going even after the big day? Join us on board our “Holiday Lights Train.” This ride offers a rare after-sundown adventure featuring all our festive holiday lights. Grab a fresh, tasty snack from our Depot Deli to enjoy on your ride through the dazzling lights display.

Or perhaps you’d prefer a more culinary adventure? Our Christmas Dinner Train offers a four-course dining experience onboard restored cars. The train departs from Grand Junction Station and takes a leisurely journey through urban East Chattanooga before reversing direction and returning to the terminal, just in time for you to finish your meal.

Whether you’re a newcomer to the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum or a longtime enthusiast, there’s no better way to get into the holiday spirit than by hopping aboard one of our magical Christmas train rides. Stay tuned for more updates and visit our website to book your tickets. Remember, the magic of Christmas is just a train ride away at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum.