Illinois Winter December 07, 2022
Ride A Christmas Train, Then Stay At A Decked-For-Christmas Hotel For A Holly Jolly Illinois Adventure
This holiday season, hop aboard for an Illinois Christmas train adventure at the Happy Holiday Railway – an annual event hosted by the Illinois Railway Museum. Then fully embrace the holiday spirit at the Embassy Suites Riverfront in Rockford, where the halls are decked and good tidings await.
Begin your adventure by making your way to the Illinois Railway Museum's depot to get your tickets for your ride on the Happy Holiday Railway.
You can purchase tickets in advance, as well. Cookies and hot chocolate are available while you wait to board.
It’s the holliest-jolliest ride you’ll take this winter.
The train runs on most Saturdays and Sundays during the holiday season.
For the holidays, the museum decks out its trains and buildings.
The Happy Holiday Railway rides last about 40 minutes, but you'll feel as if you've been transported into a magical holiday world.
You may even run into one very special conductor's helper.
(Actually, he rides along on every train!)
After your Christmas train adventure, chug on over to the Embassy Suites Riverfront in nearby Rockford.
It's at the center of all of Rockford's holiday festivities.
And with the way the hotel gets decked out, you can tell it takes its role very seriously.
Enjoy all of the hotel's uplifting holiday decor.
Boost your own spirits with a seasonal cocktail - or hot cocoa - at The Top, the hotel's aptly named rooftop bar and lounge.
While you're sipping a cup of cheer, you'll enjoy views out over the river and Davis Park, which is always festively lighted for the holidays.
Head to the
Illinois Railway Museum’s website for times, dates, tickets, and more. And be sure to visit the Embassy Suites Rockford’s Facebook page to see what the hotel has in store for this holiday season.
Have you boarded the Happy Holiday Railway or had a chance to discover why Rockford is the
most festive Christmas town in Illinois? Address: Illinois Railway Museum, 7000 Olson Rd, Union, IL 60180, USA Address: Embassy Suites by Hilton Rockford Riverfront, 416 S Main St 12th Floor, Rockford, IL 61101, USA
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