Tennessee Valley Railroad's North Pole Limited is operating for its 15th season and tickets are now on sale. The North Pole Limited is a holiday train adventure and has been experienced by tens of thousands of area visitors and residents alike.
"Christmas is a magical time of year for us at the railroad," said Steve Freer, spokesperson for TVRM. "The North Pole Limited has become a tradition for many local families and a unique and memorable holiday experience for visitors that are staying in the Chattanooga area over the holidays."
Riders experience a holiday tradition with lighted Christmas displays as they leave Grand Junction on their way to the North Pole. Storytelling, refreshments, gifts and a personal visit by Santa himself are all part of the holiday magic that passengers experience aboard the North Pole Limited, officials said.
Tickets are available for the following dates: Nov. 22-24, 29-30, Dec. 1, 6-8, 13-15, and 20-22 and trains depart at 5:45 and 7:30 p.m. nightly. There are 9:15 p.m. excursions on Fridays and Saturdays in December.
Prices are $24 per passenger age 1 and up and include chocolate milk and cookies along with a visit by Santa. For $48, visitors can purchase a more intimate and special experience in Santa's Private Car which features hot cocoa, homemade cookies and more time with Santa. As an added experience, the Coca-Cola Polar Bear will be making an appearance at Grand Junction on Dec. 7, 14, and 21 from 5-7 p.m.
For overnight holiday packages visit the Chattanooga Choo Choo online at choochoo.com or for excursion tickets and information place an order online at tvrail.com or call 894-8028.