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Nevada State Railroad Museum hosts annual Santa Train Dec. 12, 13



CARSON CITY, NEV. — A ride with Santa aboard historic Virginia & Truckee Railroad equipment will help get the holiday off on the right track when the Nevada State Railroad Museum hosts its 22st Annual Santa Train on Dec. 12 and 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The Santa Train excursion is being offered at a special discounted price of $2 per seat.

The Santa Train chugs into town, bringing holiday spirit to the capital city.
The Santa Train chugs into town, bringing holiday spirit to the capital city.

“The Railroad Museum welcomes families to continue or create a special tradition by enjoying the Santa Train,” said Curator of Education, Frank Ackerman. “This event is a fun and inexpensive way for kids and families to meet Santa and experience a piece of Nevada history. Visitors can bring their camera and get photos with Santa aboard the train.”

Partially sponsored by the Friends of the Nevada State Railroad Museum and local businesses, the Santa Train is a holiday treat for the entire family.  Rides feature a visit with Santa and candy canes for all good little boys and girls.

In partnership with the Carson City Arlington Ice Rink, a ticket from the Santa Train provides free skate rental at the ice rink on Dec. 12 and 13.

While taking part in the holiday celebration at the museum, be sure to shop for that rail fan in your family at the museum store.  The store is stocked with railroad books, clothing, toys and many unique Nevada specialty items.  The museum store staff is ready to assist in helping find the perfect holiday gift.

The museum is located at 2180 S. Carson St., on Route 395 at the south end of Carson City at the intersection of Fairview Avenue. Look for the yellow train station and red water tank at the entrance to the museum grounds. For more information, please call 775-687- 6953 ext. 0.

The Nevada State Railroad Museum is one of seven managed by the State Division of Museums and History, an agency of the Nevada Department of Cultural Affairs. The Department serves Nevada’s citizens and visitors through cultural and information management, presentation and promotion of cultural resources, and education. The Department also includes the State Office of Historic Preservation, Nevada State Library and Archives, and Nevada Arts Council. For more information, visit the department’s Web site at www.NevadaCulture.org<http://www.nevadaculture.org/>.

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