Tis The Season For The North Pole Limited

Holiday Adventure Celebrates 15th Year

Friday, November 08, 2013

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.


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