The event takes place from noon to 5 p.m. Nov. 24 and 25 and Dec. 1 and 2.
Tailored for young children and family fun, the event includes a short ride on one of the restored cabooses at the museum, which is located at 253 Southwest St. These cabooses are heated, comfortable and fully operational.
Guests will be able to experience the same ride as railroaders of a bygone era when cabooses were on every freight train traveling across America.
The ride lasts about 10 minutes, then it's off to the dining car, where guests can sit down and enjoy hot coco and cookies (included with the ticket price) in the museum’s 1927 Nickel Plate Road Diner. They will experience what it was like when passenger train travel was more common place and eating in the diner was a luxury of the journey.
After enjoying the diner experience, guests can meet Santa Claus in the Monument Station at the museum. Jolly Old Saint Nick will be happy to offer his lap for children's gift requests and photo opportunities. Also in the Monument Station, the gift shop will be open for holiday shopping. Among the merchandise are many train-related items such as books, DVDs, apparel, toys, memorabilia and collectibles.
The Mad River & NKP Railroad Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The museum operates with an all-volunteer staff and is funded by donations, admissions and fundraising events such as the Holiday Train. All proceeds from this event go directly to support the museum.
Due to the historical nature of the equipment used for this event, cabooses and dining car are not handicap accessible.
No reservations required, and tickets available at the event. For more information, including ticket prices, visit www.madrivermuseum.org.