VRE's Annual Operation Lifesaver Santa Trains
Every year just before Christmas, kids and their parents are given the
opportunity to ride a train and meet Santa and Mrs. Claus, who are on board VRE
trains to promote rail safety and Operation Lifesaver’s “Look,
Listen and Live” campaign. There will be plenty of Santa’s helpers
joining in handing out candy canes and coloring books, along with high school
choral groups and other festivity-makers.
We know it has been a long wait (as some of you have been anxious about
Santa Trains since May), but information on the ever popular Operation Lifesaver
Santa Trains is finally here!
Again, the event, taking place on Saturday, December 13th uses this
opportunity to remind people of the importance of rail safety. So remember,
that this event is not just for fun, but it also has a serious and
important message: "Look, listen and live!" from
In addition, Operation Lifesaver Santa Trains also work
in conjunction with the Marine
Corps Toys for Tots. So on December 13th, our Fredericksburg, Manassas,
Burke Centre, and Woodbridge stations will be drop off sites for the
Marine Corps Toys for Tots Campaign. We are, therefore, encouraging
everyone to bring a toy to the Santa Trains so that someone less fortunate
in the Virginia area can share in the joys of the holidays.
- Tickets for the Santa Trains will go on sale Monday,
November 24th, at 9am. Half of the tickets will be sold at
ticket outlets and the other half will be sold online. Tickets
cannot be reserved or sold in advance.
- Santa Train Tickets are not refundable or exchangeable
- Tickets are $5.00 at the outlets and, $6 on-line, with net
proceeds benefiting Operation Lifesaver. Payment at the ticket
outlets may be made with cash or check, payable to VRE. Online
purchases can be made with credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American
Express or Discover) or with a pre-existing PayPal account.
- Online tickets will go on sale at 9am on Monday, November
24th, please use the this web address: http://www.vrespecialevents.org/Seasonal_Santa_Trains/availability.html to purchase tickets online and for additional information.
- All passengers, regardless of age, must have tickets. Regular
VRE tickets will NOT be honored for this special event. Tickets
will not be sold at the station the day of the event and must
be purchased in advance.
- Tickets for each station will only be sold at one location (except
online sales which will have a limited number of tickets for each
- Ticket sales are limited to 6 per person for most trains.
- All online tickets will be mailed to the address provided in PayPal.
- For online purchases, any person attempting to purchase
more than 6 tickets for specific trains will have their ENTIRE ORDER REFUNDED,
thus not receiving any tickets. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Each train will be an excursion - passengers will return to the same station they begin from.