You know Christmas is right around the corner when the Holiday Express is getting ready to start boarding passengers.

The Holiday Express kicks off December 1st at Blackberry Farm. According to the Holiday Express Facebook invite:

Bring the family for a magical and memorable experience – just like visiting the North Pole! Blackberry Farm is a winter wonderland amid thousands of twinkling lights, festive holiday decorations and happy holiday music. Take a ride on the Holiday Express train – a charming tour around scenic Lake Gregory – and enjoy a hay wagon ride, too. Back in the historic pioneer village, you’ll enjoy crafts, a reindeer food bar, story readings of holiday classics at the one-room schoolhouse and… a special visit with Santa. Food and drinks available for purchase. All ticket sales are final.

The Holiday Express is for families and kids of all ages. Better yet, children under 2 get in for free.

The Holiday Express runs, December 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, & 16.

Tickets cost $7 per person and go on sale Tuesday, November 13 at 9 a.m.

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