Dates have been set for the Summerville Santa Special! The enchanting 75-minute train excursion departs from the Historic Summerville Depot each weekend in December, through December 23. Passengers will be transported to “Santa’s Workshop” in Trion to pick up Santa inside an enclosed, climate controlled train car on the festively decorated Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum Passenger Train and hosted by Santa’s elves.
While on board, families will enjoy Christmas caroling, storytelling of “Twas the Night Before Christmas”, light refreshments, and of course, visit with Santa. Every child will receive a special memento, and those young and young at heart, will spend special time with the North Pole’s jolliest elf himself, Santa, as he walks through each train car visiting and posing with the kids for photos. Tickets may for ages over 2 and up at the cost of $18. Tickets may be purchased by phone at (706) 859-0900, at Summerville City Hall, or by contacting tvrail.com.
The Summerville Depot will also be fully decked out with holiday décor for photo opportunities and a Mistletoe Market full of vendors with holiday treasures. Special musical performances may also be enjoyed while attending the market. Mistletoe Market special events scheduled for the general public include: Stories By The Fireplace with Mrs Claus, Cooking Decorating with Mrs. Claus, Special musical performances, and special appearences by The Grinch.