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Santa Hiwassee Holiday Train Ride

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Hiwassee Holiday Train (75 mins)

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Cost:

Tickets (age 2 and up)  Coach $24, Dome & Observation $40 and should be purchased in advance to avoid disappointment.


Trip Detail:

Departures from 9406 Highway 411 in Delano, TN. Hiwassee Holiday Train is a round-trip one hour and 15-minute ride along the beautiful Hiwassee River Gorge. Features of this ride include: writing a letter to Santa, a fresh-baked cookie, and Mrs. Claus's favorite hot chocolate. Santa will not be on the train - but you will get to see him! A keepsake boarding pass and holiday bell will be given to every passenger. Masks are required while on the train. Celebrate December with us!
Tickets (age 2 and up)  Mistletoe option $24, Holly option $40

NOTE: Santa WILL NOT board the train this year due to COVID-19.

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Trip Times:

Departures: December 5, 12, 19

  • 10am
  • 12pm
  • 2pm
  • 4pm

December 6, 13, 20

  • 12pm
  • 2pm
  • 4pm

Need to know:

In accordance with the guidelines laid out by the state and local health departments, our seating capacity is reduced. Below are listed safety measures we have put in place including, but not limited to:

  • All foot traffic will be one-way; arrows and signage are posted along all pathways
  • Guests are asked to wear face masks while on the train
  • Hand Sanitizing stations are located throughout the property, onboard our trains, and where commonly used fixtures are handled
  • Our staff will be sanitizing facilities throughout the day and after each train ride
  • Social Distancing reminders are posted throughout the property
  • We will not be able to accept vouchers, coupons, discounts, or other special offers at this time
  • All employees are wearing face masks and are screened at the beginning of each day
  • Walkup ticket sales will close 15 minutes prior to each departure
  • As directed by the Local County Health Department, masks are required in all enclosed areas including trains.
  • We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation as it develops and follow the guidelines laid out by local officials.

Fare

All Ages. All trains run rain or shine and ticket sales are final.

Holly - Dome (Algonquin)

$40

  • Copperhill Special: Dome Seats
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  • Not recommended for individuals with mobility/walking issues.
  • Keepsake Boarding Pass
  • Letter to Santa
  • Keepsake bell
  • Hot chocolate, fresh-baked cookie (may contain traces of nuts)
  • Keepsake ornament (wooden) - *One per family
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Holly - Dome

$40

  • Copperhill Special: Dome Seats
  • Click image for full screen
  • Not recommended for individuals with mobility/walking issues.
  • Keepsake Boarding Pass
  • Letter to Santa
  • Keepsake bell
  • Hot chocolate, fresh-baked cookie (may contain traces of nuts)
  • Keepsake ornament (wooden) - *One per family
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Holly - Observation

$40

  • Copperhill Special: Dome Seats
  • Click image for full screen
  • Not recommended for individuals with mobility/walking issues.
  • Keepsake Boarding Pass
  • Letter to Santa
  • Keepsake bell
  • Hot chocolate, fresh-baked cookie (may contain traces of nuts)
  • Keepsake ornament (wooden) - *One per family
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Mistletoe Class

$24

  • Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum 3101 Train Car - Photo 1
  • Click image for full screen
  • Keepsake Boarding Pass
  • Letter to Santa
  • Keepsake bell
  • Hot chocolate, Little Debbie Gingerbread man (may contain traces of nuts)
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Trip FAQs


What dates are we running this trip?

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How long is this trip?

75-minute trips minutes


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Where does this trip depart from?

Departs from Delano, Tennessee


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Does this trip have a Dining Options?

No dining on train, but light refreshments consisting of hot chocolate and a cookie are served.


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Is this trip Family Friendly?

Yes, it's a family friendly trip.


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All Aboard at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum!

Aboard the Tennessee Valley Railroad, you will ride a rolling time machine providing the sights and sounds of yesteryear.