Wine trains seem to be quite the trend in 2017 with the Uncorked line in North Carolina and the Adirondack Scenic Railroad. But the country’s most notable wine region isn’t one to be outdone. The Napa Valley Wine Train, which of course always serves wine, is converting to a full on Polar Express Santa train.
While the Napa Valley Wine Train normally only allows adult passengers of drinking age, the Santa Train welcomes children for a scenic, cheery ride through Napa Valley. Passengers will join Santa, elves, and Jolly the Bear on this hour and a half journey to the “North Pole” while singing along and admiring gorgeous wine country. This family-friendly event features hot cocoa, freshly baked cookies and other offerings including musical entertainment, games, a photo booth, and a toy teddy bear for the kids. At the end of the ride, children will receive a Jolly the Bear Christmas ornament to take home.
But most importantly, there’s wine.
It’s only logical that the wine-fueled train ride phenomenon originated in Napa Valley, one of the largest wine-producing regions in the country. The Santa train is a natural next step in the wine train takeover of 2017.
Tickets go for $39, and the Santa Train will run from November 18th through December 29th. However, the train will not run on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Children, make sure you’re on your best behavior because Santa will be watching.