2017 Charter Events

Glory Days

White River Junction 
Revist the old days of railroading! Enjoy activities, entertainment and a classic ride on the railroad while you learn all about the Glory Days. 

September 9-10

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Halloween Express

Burlington 
Enjoy Halloween in a whole new way aboard the Halloween Express train on Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 28 & 29, 2017 at the ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain. This kid- focused, family-friendly event features a pre-boarding Halloween party at the ECHO Center starting one hour before your train ride departure. After the party, enjoy a spirited train ride to Shelburne and back featuring Halloween story time with a cookie and juice for each child, popular costumed characters, an end-of-ride goodie and more! Costumes are encouraged! All ages welcome! 

October 28-29 

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October 2  -29

Bellows Falls Santa Train

Bellows Falls
Who doesn’t remember taking a Christmas Train ride with Santa and the Grinch, caroling elves and special surprises on the Green Mountain Railroad in Bellows Falls.
Embark on a magical train ride filled with holiday cheer aboard the historic Green Mountain Flyer, Bellows Falls to the North Pole (Chester Station) and back again.



November 19th

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Jingle Bell Express

Burlington 
The 5th Annual Jingle Bell Express is a festive train ride the weekend following Thanksgiving.
Rides leave from Main Street Landing in Burlington on November 25th and November 26th.
Saturday 11/25 rides at 10 am, noon and 2 pm
Sunday 11/26 rides at 10am and noon

100% of the proceeds go to the Ronald Mcdonald House Charities of Burlington

November 25-26

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Catamount Radio Santa Train

Rutland
Enjoy a train with Santa.

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Opera House,
67 Merchants Row,
Rutland, VT

 December 2nd

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The Polar ExpressTM

Burlington 
A family holiday adventure that brings the magical story to life! Enjoy the full Polar Express treatment, including a train ride, delicious hot chocolate and cookies, and a bell from Santa!
 Eight trains daily: Noon, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7pm. All proceeds from this event benefit VCTF. 

December 9-10

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The Polar ExpressTM

White River Junction
​​Join us for an exciting train ride along a meandering river to the North Pole. Children of all ages will enjoy The Polar Express Story and Holiday Sing-Along while sipping Hot Cocoa with a Yummy Homemade Cookie.
Santa will board to greet each child and to hand out the first gift of the season - The Polar Express Bell. 
After returning to the station, you may choose to have your photo taken with Santa, enjoy a warm lunch or browse our Polar Express Gift Shop.

December 9-10

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Elf Express

Manchester 
Passengers will be entertained with holiday melodies and dance routines by elves. Refreshments will be served on decorated trains. Adding to the memories of this holiday ride, the elves will be reading a special story about Christopher Pop-In-Kins, who will also be hidden on every train in the greenery peeking to see who's been naughty and nice!  Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus will make a surprise visit to provide every child with a special gift.
In addition, there will be a special guest appearance granted by Santa Claus for Christopher Pop-In-Kins to pop into Manchester, VT and share in the excitement of the season. This is a Pop-In-Kins family adventure you won’t want to miss!


December 16-17

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