All Aboard! This Cooperstown Train Takes You Right To Santa
As much as I enjoyed the holiday season when I was a kid, there are so many more fun activities available to families now than there were back then. Between holiday parades, Christmas tree lightings (municipalities), festival of tree events, gingerbread contests and more, Otsego County offers up plenty of holiday cheer for the young at heart these days.
Here's something fun you can add to your holiday "to-do" list and this is an experience that will most likely have you smiling from ear to ear. The Cooperstown and Charlotte Valley Railroad is offering up an opportunity to get on the holiday "North Pole Express" train at the Milford, NY depot and take a scenic ride to the North Pole to see Santa himself.
The Milford Depot, train, and even rail tracks have been beautifully decorated for the occasion with lighting and displays to banish anything remotely Grinch-like. It's holiday cheer at its finest and there will of course be Christmas music to enjoy along the way and yummy refreshments.
To get the full effect of the holiday lights and decore, the North Pole Express is a 2-hour ride that departs the Milford depot at 6:30 pm and will travel to Cooperstown and back to Milford.
Here's what you need to know:
- Trains are heated but dress warmly
- Reservations and Prepayment are Required by calling 607-432-2429 (leave a message)
- This is very popular and seating is limited so don't wait to make your reservation
- Cost: Adults $22, Seniors $21, Children (3-12) $19, Under 3 FREE
- North Pole Express dates are: December 4, 11, and 18.
To find out more just visit cooperstowntrain.com.