The 2016 Santa Train excursion will take place on December 10, 2016
Tickets will go on sale November 21, 2016 at 9:00am
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!
We use this event as an 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 Operation Lifesaver.
In addition, Operation Lifesaver Santa Trains also work in conjunction with the Marine Corps Toys for Tots. So on December 10th, our Fredericksburg, Manassas, Burke Centre, and Woodbridge stations will also serve as 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.
- Both Online tickets and tickets sold at the outlets will go on sale at 9am on Monday, November 21st. 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 A portion
- 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.
- Please go to www.vrespecialevents.org 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.
- With the exception of tickets sold online, tickets will only be available for purchase from the station the excursion train will depart from. (i.e. Burke center Santa Train tickets can only be purchased at Burke Centre). Online sales will have a limited number of tickets for each train.
- Ticket sales are limited to 6 per person for most trains.
- All online tickets will be MAILED to the address provided in PayPal. If that address is not correct please update the address.
- 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.