Based on the beloved children’s book, the Train to Christmas Town, our holiday ride recreates on board the story book tale that is sure to become a family favorite tradition!
The story follows the journey of Janice and her brother on their annual ride to Christmas Town but this year is different because their grandma isn’t able to go with them. Every year she prepares a special bag for them to open and enjoy during their ride. On board they share seats with their friends and woodland animals, they meet elves serving cocoa and cookies and eventually stop to welcome aboard a very special passenger, Santa Claus. Will all the holiday fun and heartfelt surprises in their bags help calm their worries about their Grandma?
Train to Christmas Town features an engaging cast of storybook characters including Wabash the squirrel, Zephyr the cat, and Bumblebee the bear, all going to Christmas Town on the train. It teaches the value of friends and family, keeping traditions, and how the magic of Christmas is for all ages, not just children.
The book was written by Peggy Ellis, a lifelong educator and was illustrated by Jeffrey Lee, who is best known as the graphic artist behind the 1980’s arcade game Q*bert. See an interview with both of them and read their full bios here.
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