It was an amazing and memorable experience to be able to enjoy this wonderful holiday event called the ‘Santa Express Train’. I was given this privilege to bring my family and witness the joy of this popular Christmas event with my family at the Royal Gorge Route Railroad in Canon City, Colorado.
The entire staff were so friendly and accommodating, for example right when we boarded the train we were greeted with Santa’s helpers who took us to our seats, offered us some sugar cookies and hot chocolate. The hot chocolate was just perfect to keep us warm since it was cold and snowy that night. There were so many things that made this evening such a special and memorable time for us. One of the cutest things for me was watching my daughter wear her pajamas while riding on the train and eating those yummy treats while waiting for Santa. The elves had some songs to sing with everyone on board. It was just an amazing experience! My daughter still can’t believe until now that she saw Santa at his home at the North Pole! And as expected, it was snowing the entire time we were at the North Pole!
During our ride to the North Pole, we saw thousands of lights and listened to Christmas songs. Rachel got a kick out of seeing Santa waiving from the North Pole as the train came to a stop. After a couple of minutes, Santa was on board! It was so cute looking and listening to all the kids talking to Santa asking him questions and going over their Christmas wish list. It was really a magical feeling we all had to be on board the train with Santa. We took some great family pictures on the train during the ride!
If you’re planning or looking for a memorable and fun holiday event for your family, I highly recommend the Santa Express Train ride offered by the Royal Gorge Railroad. I can assure you, it is a train ride you will never forget! This Santa Express Ride runs from Nov. 22 to January 4th. The tickets are selling out quickly, so make your reservation now.