All Aboard For The North Pole Limited

14th Annual Holiday Tradition Underway Soon At Tennessee Valley Railroad

Thursday, November 8, 2012
The North Pole Limited tickets are now on sale for the 2012 Holiday season.  The North Pole Limited is a family tradition in Chattanooga not to be missed and is presented each year by the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum.
 
"Visitors young and old enjoy the North Pole Limited as it brings families together during the holiday season all wrapped inside the experience of a wonderful trip to the North Pole," said Steve Freer, spokesperson for TVRM.
 "It's always such a joy to see the excitement on the faces of the children who experience this magicial event."
 
Passenger enjoy lighted displays, refreshments, storytelling and sing-alongs as the steam engine excursion makes its way from Grand Junction to all points North, finally arriving at the North Pole.  During the roundtrip adventure, Santa Claus himself greets all the passengers with an exciting present. 
 
The North Pole Limited is scheduled each evening for Nov. 17, 23-25, 30 and Dec. 1-2,7-9, 14-22. Tickets start at just $24 and special limited Santa's Private Car seats which include fresh baked cookies, hot chocolate in a keepsake tumbler and an extended visit with Santa available for $48 per person. There will also be a special appearance this year by the Coca-Cola Polar Bear on Dec. 1, 8, 15 from 5:30-7:30 pm. Patrons are encouraged to book early as this North Pole Limited is a typical holiday season sellout.   
 
The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum is a non-profit educational corporation and the largest operating historical railroad in the Southeast.  Its mission is to preserve the history of railroading for future generations. Tickets for North Pole Limited and other seasonal events can be purchased online at tvrail.com or by calling 423 894-8028.
 

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