Santa Train

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Santa Train



  • Sara Gettys


  • 411 S. Salisbury Avenue
    Spencer NC 28159


The NC Transportation Museum’s Santa Train features kids and their parents taking a festive train ride down the tracks of the historic Spencer Shops, joined by Santa Claus himself. Parents can take a picture and kids can tell Santa just how good they have been. During the ride, Santa and his elves will also be handing out treats and oranges, a Southern Railway tradition. As the story goes, during the Great Depression, Southern Railway would toss out oranges to those waiting alongside the tracks. It was a sweet treat offered up during the cold holiday season for those who had little else. The museum upholds that tradition and honors the history of Southern Railway with this tasty treat for Santa Train passengers. Following the ride, kids and their parents may also stop by the Wagons, Wheels & Wings exhibit space to make a craft to take home. Check out website for details.

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35° 41' 25.101" / Longitude: -80° 25' 50.0736"


411 S. Salisbury Avenue Spencer NC 28159

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