Watch The New Jersey Countryside Whirl By On This Unforgettable Christmas Train
‘Tis the season to embrace the holidays with Christmas lights, snow-dusted landscapes, and festive garlands galore! If you’re looking for a family-friendly adventure to immerse yourself in all of these magical sights (plus many more), how about a Christmas train ride? New Jersey offers several Christmas train options, but one favorite is the Black River & Western Railroad’s North Pole Express. This enchanting locomotive journey is perfect for getting kids and adults alike into the holiday spirit.
This charming Christmas train in Flemington is straight out of the Polar Express! You can learn more about the route, meet and greets with Santa, and book tickets on the Black River & Western Railroad website.
For even more holiday cheer, you’re definitely going to want to choo-choo your way over to one of New Jersey’s prettiest Christmas towns! In fact, you’ll probably even want to chill out while you cuddle up for family game night at this chic and beachy abode.
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What are some other excursions or scenic train rides in New Jersey?
The Garden State is aptly named, and New Jersey's best scenic and excursion trains show the state's landscapes off to perfection! From themed railroads to Christmas trains to special scenic lines, here are just a few notable scenic train rides in New Jersey:
- Black River & Western Railroad, Flemington: Presents holiday-themed train rides like 'The North Pole Express' during Christmas, delighting passengers with seasonal cheer and activities.
- Cape May Seashore Lines, Cape May: Offers seasonal-themed train rides, including the 'Santa Express' during the holidays, providing a festive experience for families.
- Delaware River Railroad Excursions, Phillipsburg: Operates scenic train rides, such as the 'Pumpkin Train' during fall and 'The Polar Express' during the holiday season, offering themed rides for various occasions.
- New Jersey Transit's North Jersey Coast Line, Various locations: While not solely excursion trains, this commuter line passes through picturesque landscapes along the coast, providing scenic views during travel.
- Pine Creek Railroad, Allaire State Park: While this railroad offers holiday excursions as well, it's perhaps most known for its special events, parades, and reenactments.
- Whippany Railway Museum: This museum offers multiple train riding opportunities, including themed holiday rides, Club Car rides, and more.
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