My family and I have always wanted to take a Holiday train ride together. I’ve always wanted to ride Bardstown, Kentucky’s My Old Kentucky Dinner Train, especially when it’s a themed Polar Express!
Bardstown’s My Old Kentucky Dinner Train and Kentucky Railway Museum have 30 Santa-themed excursions in November and December, featuring everything from pictures with Santa, cookies and hot chocolate to coloring books, chicken tenders and a holiday surprise. I really want to take the kids this year! We have so much going on right now, though, I don’t know if we’ll get the chance. I really hope we can make time!
These journeys take place during Christmas Round Bardstown, the annual holiday celebration that lights up “The Most Beautiful Small Town in America” for nearly two full months, from Nov. 4 through New Year’s Eve.
The train departs the New Haven Depot for Kentucky Railway Museum’s North Pole Express, Fridays through Sundays, Dec. 1 to 17, and on Dec. 21 and 22. www.KyRail.org
These excursions feature cookies and hot chocolate, and kids are encouraged to wear their pajamas for pictures with Santa at the depot.
My Old Kentucky Dinner Train hosts its popular North Pole Express, Saturdays, Dec. 2-23, and Sundays, Nov. 26-Dec. 17. Children can watch the movie classic, “The Polar Express,” prior to boarding the 90-minute excursion and get a coloring book and crayons. During the ride, Santa Claus will join everyone and have a surprise for each child. Lunch and dinner menus include kid faves, including chicken tenders and cheese lasagna, and desserts like apple dumplings and chocolate mousse.
See Bardstown’s Calendar of Events for train excursion dates and details.
Advance reservations are required for all excursions and should be made as early as possible as some dates sell out. Bardstown’s holiday train ride excursions can sell out as early as mid-October.