Get The Christmas Spirit On Wine Train To ‘North Pole’

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Drinking white wine in the sun

Waiting for you in the sun

Darling, when Christmas comes

We’ll be waiting for you in the sun–Tim Minchin, ”White Wine In The Sun (Christmas Song)” (2009)

You can bring your own wine or buy it on the train but “you better be good for goodness sake”.

If you enjoy wine and enjoy traveling by train then this is for you.  This holly jolly scenic train ride is guaranteed to put you in the holiday “spirits”.  All aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train’s annual Santa Train!

This enjoyable journey blends both Christmas festivities and fine wine.  You can climb aboard from now through December 29.  The Santa Train travels from downtown Napa, California to Santa Claus’ workshop in the “North Pole,” a Christmas-decorated railroad station in Yountville, that features Santa and Mrs. Claus, the reindeer, and (a colorful backdrop of) Santa’s house.

Passengers on this Polar Express-like railway are invited to join in the “reindeer games” and seasonal sing-a-longs and even sample some hot chocolate and fresh-baked cookies.  While the Napa Valley Wine Train is usually reserved for passengers over the age of 21, during this “most wonderful time of the year” both adults and children are permitted to participate.

There will be seasonal surprises such as ornaments and toys for the kids. They can even write letters to Santa on the train.  Passengers over 21 will be able to choose from several different wines or simply bring their own faves.  (A $15.00 corkage fee for 750-ml bottles will be applied).

The decades-old train comes complete with vintage rail cars, luxurious seats, and social media/ photo booth so riders can share their memories while onboard.  Trains depart at 5:00 p.m. and 6:45 p.m.  They return at 7:15 p.m. or 9:15 p.m.  Tickets are priced between $39.00 and $69.00.

Please Note: The Santa Train is also holding a toy drive through December 17 for passengers who wish to donate an unwrapped gift. 


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