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Cottontail Express
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Day Out With Thomas™
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Day Out With Thomas™
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January

No Events Scheduled

February

No Events Scheduled

March


SW8 Locomotive pulling passenger cars.

Opening Day

  • 21
  • Saturday
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The weather is warming up, and so are our locomotives -- "All Aboard!" for a new year of trains and fun at the Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum!

Bring your kids, grandkids, family and friends to ride the rails with you on the first trains of the new season!


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SW8 Locomotive pulling passenger cars.

Calera & Shelby Saturday Train Ride

  • 28
  • Saturday

Take a trip back in time as you board vintage railroad coaches restored to their former glory! The Calera & Shelby Railroad runs on a portion of the former L&N Alabama Mineral Railroad, established in 1891. Ride behind a first generation diesel-electric locomotive as you travel through the scenic forests of Shelby County. Upgrade to a caboose or locomotive ticket for a memorable experience and get an up close look at railroad operations!


Learn More!





April


SW8 Locomotive pulling passenger cars.

Calera & Shelby Saturday Train Ride

  • 4
  • Saturday

Take a trip back in time as you board vintage railroad coaches restored to their former glory! The Calera & Shelby Railroad runs on a portion of the former L&N Alabama Mineral Railroad, established in 1891. Ride behind a first generation diesel-electric locomotive as you travel through the scenic forests of Shelby County. Upgrade to a caboose or locomotive ticket for a memorable experience and get an up close look at railroad operations!


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A  Bunny and a Train

Cottontail Express

  • 11
  • Saturday

Hop aboard the Cottontail Express for a ride to Peter Cottontail's meadow! Join in the fun at the meadow as we hunt for Easter eggs. A bounce house, temporary tattoos, coloring station, and a sandbox provide lots of family fun.  Bring your camera to take photos with Peter Cottontail!


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Day Out With Thomas™

  • 17
  • Friday

Join the Heart Of Dixie Railroad Museum as we celebrate friendship by visiting everyone’s #1 engine, Thomas the Tank Engine™ for a Day Out With Thomas™. Day Out With Thomas offers an opportunity for children and their families to experience a train ride with Thomas the Tank Engine™ and to meet Sir Topham Hatt™, the Controller of the Railway.


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Day Out With Thomas™

  • 18
  • Saturday

Join the Heart Of Dixie Railroad Museum as we celebrate friendship by visiting everyone’s #1 engine, Thomas the Tank Engine™ for a Day Out With Thomas™. Day Out With Thomas offers an opportunity for children and their families to experience a train ride with Thomas the Tank Engine™ and to meet Sir Topham Hatt™, the Controller of the Railway.


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Day Out With Thomas™

  • 19
  • Sunday

Join the Heart Of Dixie Railroad Museum as we celebrate friendship by visiting everyone’s #1 engine, Thomas the Tank Engine™ for a Day Out With Thomas™. Day Out With Thomas offers an opportunity for children and their families to experience a train ride with Thomas the Tank Engine™ and to meet Sir Topham Hatt™, the Controller of the Railway.


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Day Out With Thomas Cancellation Graphic

Day Out With Thomas™

  • 25
  • Saturday

Join the Heart Of Dixie Railroad Museum as we celebrate friendship by visiting everyone’s #1 engine, Thomas the Tank Engine™ for a Day Out With Thomas™. Day Out With Thomas offers an opportunity for children and their families to experience a train ride with Thomas the Tank Engine™ and to meet Sir Topham Hatt™, the Controller of the Railway.


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Day Out With Thomas Cancellation Graphic

Day Out With Thomas™

  • 26
  • Sunday

Join the Heart Of Dixie Railroad Museum as we celebrate friendship by visiting everyone’s #1 engine, Thomas the Tank Engine™ for a Day Out With Thomas™. Day Out With Thomas offers an opportunity for children and their families to experience a train ride with Thomas the Tank Engine™ and to meet Sir Topham Hatt™, the Controller of the Railway.


Learn More!





May


SW8 Locomotive pulling passenger cars.

Calera & Shelby Saturday Train Ride

  • 2
  • Saturday

Take a trip back in time as you board vintage railroad coaches restored to their former glory! The Calera & Shelby Railroad runs on a portion of the former L&N Alabama Mineral Railroad, established in 1891. Ride behind a first generation diesel-electric locomotive as you travel through the scenic forests of Shelby County. Upgrade to a caboose or locomotive ticket for a memorable experience and get an up close look at railroad operations!


Learn More!




Mother's Day Special

  • 9
  • Saturday


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SW8 Locomotive pulling passenger cars.

Calera & Shelby Saturday Train Ride

  • 16
  • Saturday

Take a trip back in time as you board vintage railroad coaches restored to their former glory! The Calera & Shelby Railroad runs on a portion of the former L&N Alabama Mineral Railroad, established in 1891. Ride behind a first generation diesel-electric locomotive as you travel through the scenic forests of Shelby County. Upgrade to a caboose or locomotive ticket for a memorable experience and get an up close look at railroad operations!


Learn More!




SW8 Locomotive pulling passenger cars.

Calera & Shelby Saturday Train Ride

  • 23
  • Saturday

Take a trip back in time as you board vintage railroad coaches restored to their former glory! The Calera & Shelby Railroad runs on a portion of the former L&N Alabama Mineral Railroad, established in 1891. Ride behind a first generation diesel-electric locomotive as you travel through the scenic forests of Shelby County. Upgrade to a caboose or locomotive ticket for a memorable experience and get an up close look at railroad operations!


Learn More!




SW8 Locomotive pulling passenger cars.

Calera & Shelby Saturday Train Ride

  • 30
  • Saturday

Take a trip back in time as you board vintage railroad coaches restored to their former glory! The Calera & Shelby Railroad runs on a portion of the former L&N Alabama Mineral Railroad, established in 1891. Ride behind a first generation diesel-electric locomotive as you travel through the scenic forests of Shelby County. Upgrade to a caboose or locomotive ticket for a memorable experience and get an up close look at railroad operations!


Learn More!





June


SW8 Locomotive pulling passenger cars.

Calera & Shelby Saturday Train Ride

  • 6
  • Saturday

Take a trip back in time as you board vintage railroad coaches restored to their former glory! The Calera & Shelby Railroad runs on a portion of the former L&N Alabama Mineral Railroad, established in 1891. Ride behind a first generation diesel-electric locomotive as you travel through the scenic forests of Shelby County. Upgrade to a caboose or locomotive ticket for a memorable experience and get an up close look at railroad operations!


Learn More!




Steam Days

  • 13
  • Saturday

Relive the "Golden Age of Steam" as the Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum hosts Steam Days.


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Steam Days

  • 20
  • Saturday

Relive the "Golden Age of Steam" as the Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum hosts Steam Days.


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SW8 Locomotive pulling passenger cars.

Calera & Shelby Saturday Train Ride

  • 27
  • Saturday

Take a trip back in time as you board vintage railroad coaches restored to their former glory! The Calera & Shelby Railroad runs on a portion of the former L&N Alabama Mineral Railroad, established in 1891. Ride behind a first generation diesel-electric locomotive as you travel through the scenic forests of Shelby County. Upgrade to a caboose or locomotive ticket for a memorable experience and get an up close look at railroad operations!


Learn More!





July


SW8 Locomotive pulling passenger cars.

Stars & Stripes Special

  • 4
  • Saturday


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SW8 Locomotive pulling passenger cars.

Calera & Shelby Saturday Train Ride

  • 11
  • Saturday

Take a trip back in time as you board vintage railroad coaches restored to their former glory! The Calera & Shelby Railroad runs on a portion of the former L&N Alabama Mineral Railroad, established in 1891. Ride behind a first generation diesel-electric locomotive as you travel through the scenic forests of Shelby County. Upgrade to a caboose or locomotive ticket for a memorable experience and get an up close look at railroad operations!


Learn More!




SW8 Locomotive pulling passenger cars.

Calera & Shelby Saturday Train Ride

  • 18
  • Saturday

Take a trip back in time as you board vintage railroad coaches restored to their former glory! The Calera & Shelby Railroad runs on a portion of the former L&N Alabama Mineral Railroad, established in 1891. Ride behind a first generation diesel-electric locomotive as you travel through the scenic forests of Shelby County. Upgrade to a caboose or locomotive ticket for a memorable experience and get an up close look at railroad operations!


Learn More!




SW8 Locomotive pulling passenger cars.

Calera & Shelby Saturday Train Ride

  • 25
  • Saturday

Take a trip back in time as you board vintage railroad coaches restored to their former glory! The Calera & Shelby Railroad runs on a portion of the former L&N Alabama Mineral Railroad, established in 1891. Ride behind a first generation diesel-electric locomotive as you travel through the scenic forests of Shelby County. Upgrade to a caboose or locomotive ticket for a memorable experience and get an up close look at railroad operations!


Learn More!





August


SW8 Locomotive pulling passenger cars.

Calera & Shelby Saturday Train Ride

  • 1
  • Saturday

Take a trip back in time as you board vintage railroad coaches restored to their former glory! The Calera & Shelby Railroad runs on a portion of the former L&N Alabama Mineral Railroad, established in 1891. Ride behind a first generation diesel-electric locomotive as you travel through the scenic forests of Shelby County. Upgrade to a caboose or locomotive ticket for a memorable experience and get an up close look at railroad operations!


Learn More!




SW8 Locomotive pulling passenger cars.

Calera & Shelby Saturday Train Ride

  • 8
  • Saturday

Take a trip back in time as you board vintage railroad coaches restored to their former glory! The Calera & Shelby Railroad runs on a portion of the former L&N Alabama Mineral Railroad, established in 1891. Ride behind a first generation diesel-electric locomotive as you travel through the scenic forests of Shelby County. Upgrade to a caboose or locomotive ticket for a memorable experience and get an up close look at railroad operations!


Learn More!




SW8 Locomotive pulling passenger cars.

Calera & Shelby Saturday Train Ride

  • 15
  • Saturday

Take a trip back in time as you board vintage railroad coaches restored to their former glory! The Calera & Shelby Railroad runs on a portion of the former L&N Alabama Mineral Railroad, established in 1891. Ride behind a first generation diesel-electric locomotive as you travel through the scenic forests of Shelby County. Upgrade to a caboose or locomotive ticket for a memorable experience and get an up close look at railroad operations!


Learn More!




SW8 Locomotive pulling passenger cars.

Calera & Shelby Saturday Train Ride

  • 22
  • Saturday

Take a trip back in time as you board vintage railroad coaches restored to their former glory! The Calera & Shelby Railroad runs on a portion of the former L&N Alabama Mineral Railroad, established in 1891. Ride behind a first generation diesel-electric locomotive as you travel through the scenic forests of Shelby County. Upgrade to a caboose or locomotive ticket for a memorable experience and get an up close look at railroad operations!


Learn More!




SW8 Locomotive pulling passenger cars.

Calera & Shelby Saturday Train Ride

  • 29
  • Saturday

Take a trip back in time as you board vintage railroad coaches restored to their former glory! The Calera & Shelby Railroad runs on a portion of the former L&N Alabama Mineral Railroad, established in 1891. Ride behind a first generation diesel-electric locomotive as you travel through the scenic forests of Shelby County. Upgrade to a caboose or locomotive ticket for a memorable experience and get an up close look at railroad operations!


Learn More!





September


SW8 Locomotive pulling passenger cars.

Calera & Shelby Saturday Train Ride

  • 5
  • Saturday

Take a trip back in time as you board vintage railroad coaches restored to their former glory! The Calera & Shelby Railroad runs on a portion of the former L&N Alabama Mineral Railroad, established in 1891. Ride behind a first generation diesel-electric locomotive as you travel through the scenic forests of Shelby County. Upgrade to a caboose or locomotive ticket for a memorable experience and get an up close look at railroad operations!


Learn More!




SW8 Locomotive pulling passenger cars.

Calera & Shelby Saturday Train Ride

  • 12
  • Saturday

Take a trip back in time as you board vintage railroad coaches restored to their former glory! The Calera & Shelby Railroad runs on a portion of the former L&N Alabama Mineral Railroad, established in 1891. Ride behind a first generation diesel-electric locomotive as you travel through the scenic forests of Shelby County. Upgrade to a caboose or locomotive ticket for a memorable experience and get an up close look at railroad operations!


Learn More!




The Superhero Express

  • 19
  • Saturday

HEROES ASSEMBLE at the Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum – Come ride the train alongside some of your favorite uniformed and caped crusaders! Swoop in and enjoy time on the museum grounds with heroic, everyday difference-maker in our local communities, including firefighters, police officers, military, rescue personnel, animal protection agencies, and more. Then board the train with fictional, costumed superhero characters of all kinds!


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SW8 Locomotive pulling passenger cars.

Calera & Shelby Saturday Train Ride

  • 26
  • Saturday

Take a trip back in time as you board vintage railroad coaches restored to their former glory! The Calera & Shelby Railroad runs on a portion of the former L&N Alabama Mineral Railroad, established in 1891. Ride behind a first generation diesel-electric locomotive as you travel through the scenic forests of Shelby County. Upgrade to a caboose or locomotive ticket for a memorable experience and get an up close look at railroad operations!


Learn More!





October


Girl with Pumpkin looking at field of Pumpkins

Pumpkin Patch Express

  • 3
  • Saturday

Ride the train to the Pumpkin Patch and pick your perfect pumpkin!

Board our vintage train for a beautiful autumn ride through the scenic forests of Shelby County. Lots of fun awaits at the Pumpkin Patch as you visit the Great Pumpkin, take a hayride, bounce in the inflatable bounce house, and participate in other family activities! Search our pumpkin patch to find your perfect pumpkin!


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Girl with Pumpkin looking at field of Pumpkins

Pumpkin Patch Express

  • 4
  • Sunday

Ride the train to the Pumpkin Patch and pick your perfect pumpkin!

Board our vintage train for a beautiful autumn ride through the scenic forests of Shelby County. Lots of fun awaits at the Pumpkin Patch as you visit the Great Pumpkin, take a hayride, bounce in the inflatable bounce house, and participate in other family activities! Search our pumpkin patch to find your perfect pumpkin!


Learn More!




Girl with Pumpkin looking at field of Pumpkins

Pumpkin Patch Express

  • 10
  • Saturday

Ride the train to the Pumpkin Patch and pick your perfect pumpkin!


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Girl with Pumpkin looking at field of Pumpkins

Pumpkin Patch Express

  • 11
  • Sunday

Ride the train to the Pumpkin Patch and pick your perfect pumpkin!


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Girl with Pumpkin looking at field of Pumpkins

Pumpkin Patch Express

  • 17
  • Saturday

Ride the train to the Pumpkin Patch and pick your perfect pumpkin!


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Girl with Pumpkin looking at field of Pumpkins

Pumpkin Patch Express

  • 18
  • Sunday

Ride the train to the Pumpkin Patch and pick your perfect pumpkin!


Learn More!




Girl with Pumpkin looking at field of Pumpkins

Pumpkin Patch Express

  • 24
  • Saturday

Ride the train to the Pumpkin Patch and pick your perfect pumpkin!


Learn More!




Girl with Pumpkin looking at field of Pumpkins

Pumpkin Patch Express

  • 25
  • Sunday

Ride the train to the Pumpkin Patch and pick your perfect pumpkin!


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Girl with Pumpkin looking at field of Pumpkins

Pumpkin Patch Express

  • 31
  • Saturday

Ride the train to the Pumpkin Patch and pick your perfect pumpkin!


Learn More!





November


Chefs and Muffins

North Pole Express

  • 20
  • Friday

“All Aboard” says the conductor, and your family's journey begins to the North Pole! Through the dark night, the magical train makes its way to the top of the world! Upon arrival at the brilliantly decorated North Pole, Santa, Mrs. Claus, and the elves board the train to visit with your family and give each child a keepsake! Be sure to bring your camera to get a photo of your family with Santa and Mrs. Claus!


Learn More!




Chefs and Muffins

North Pole Express

  • 21
  • Saturday

“All Aboard” says the conductor, and your family's journey begins to the North Pole! Through the dark night, the magical train makes its way to the top of the world! Upon arrival at the brilliantly decorated North Pole, Santa, Mrs. Claus, and the elves board the train to visit with your family and give each child a keepsake! Be sure to bring your camera to get a photo of your family with Santa and Mrs. Claus!


Learn More!




Chefs and Muffins

North Pole Express

  • 22
  • Sunday

“All Aboard” says the conductor, and your family's journey begins to the North Pole! Through the dark night, the magical train makes its way to the top of the world! Upon arrival at the brilliantly decorated North Pole, Santa, Mrs. Claus, and the elves board the train to visit with your family and give each child a keepsake! Be sure to bring your camera to get a photo of your family with Santa and Mrs. Claus!


Learn More!




Chefs and Muffins

North Pole Express

  • 27
  • Friday

“All Aboard” says the conductor, and your family's journey begins to the North Pole! Through the dark night, the magical train makes its way to the top of the world! Upon arrival at the brilliantly decorated North Pole, Santa, Mrs. Claus, and the elves board the train to visit with your family and give each child a keepsake! Be sure to bring your camera to get a photo of your family with Santa and Mrs. Claus!


Learn More!




Chefs and Muffins

North Pole Express

  • 28
  • Saturday

“All Aboard” says the conductor, and your family's journey begins to the North Pole! Through the dark night, the magical train makes its way to the top of the world! Upon arrival at the brilliantly decorated North Pole, Santa, Mrs. Claus, and the elves board the train to visit with your family and give each child a keepsake! Be sure to bring your camera to get a photo of your family with Santa and Mrs. Claus!


Learn More!




Santa Claus

Santa Special

  • 28
  • Saturday

Take a train ride filled with Christmas Cheer as you ride the Santa Special! Board our vintage train decorated for the season and take a train ride where Santa will visit with all the boys and girls! 

Talk with Santa and tell him what you would like for Christmas! Santa will have a treat for every boy and girl! Make sure to bring your camera to get a photo of all the sights and make a picture of your family with Santa! 


Learn More!




Chefs and Muffins

North Pole Express

  • 29
  • Sunday

“All Aboard” says the conductor, and your family's journey begins to the North Pole! Through the dark night, the magical train makes its way to the top of the world! Upon arrival at the brilliantly decorated North Pole, Santa, Mrs. Claus, and the elves board the train to visit with your family and give each child a keepsake! Be sure to bring your camera to get a photo of your family with Santa and Mrs. Claus!


Learn More!





December


Chefs and Muffins

North Pole Express

  • 4
  • Friday

“All Aboard” says the conductor, and your family's journey begins to the North Pole! Through the dark night, the magical train makes its way to the top of the world! Upon arrival at the brilliantly decorated North Pole, Santa, Mrs. Claus, and the elves board the train to visit with your family and give each child a keepsake! Be sure to bring your camera to get a photo of your family with Santa and Mrs. Claus!


Learn More!




Chefs and Muffins

North Pole Express

  • 5
  • Saturday

“All Aboard” says the conductor, and your family's journey begins to the North Pole! Through the dark night, the magical train makes its way to the top of the world! Upon arrival at the brilliantly decorated North Pole, Santa, Mrs. Claus, and the elves board the train to visit with your family and give each child a keepsake! Be sure to bring your camera to get a photo of your family with Santa and Mrs. Claus!


Learn More!




Santa Claus

Santa Special

  • 5
  • Saturday

Take a train ride filled with Christmas Cheer as you ride the Santa Special! Board our vintage train decorated for the season and take a train ride where Santa will visit with all the boys and girls! 

Talk with Santa and tell him what you would like for Christmas! Santa will have a treat for every boy and girl! Make sure to bring your camera to get a photo of all the sights and make a picture of your family with Santa! 


Learn More!




Chefs and Muffins

North Pole Express

  • 6
  • Sunday

“All Aboard” says the conductor, and your family's journey begins to the North Pole! Through the dark night, the magical train makes its way to the top of the world! Upon arrival at the brilliantly decorated North Pole, Santa, Mrs. Claus, and the elves board the train to visit with your family and give each child a keepsake! Be sure to bring your camera to get a photo of your family with Santa and Mrs. Claus!


Learn More!




Chefs and Muffins

North Pole Express

  • 11
  • Friday

“All Aboard” says the conductor, and your family's journey begins to the North Pole! Through the dark night, the magical train makes its way to the top of the world! Upon arrival at the brilliantly decorated North Pole, Santa, Mrs. Claus, and the elves board the train to visit with your family and give each child a keepsake! Be sure to bring your camera to get a photo of your family with Santa and Mrs. Claus!


Learn More!




Chefs and Muffins

North Pole Express

  • 12
  • Saturday

“All Aboard” says the conductor, and your family's journey begins to the North Pole! Through the dark night, the magical train makes its way to the top of the world! Upon arrival at the brilliantly decorated North Pole, Santa, Mrs. Claus, and the elves board the train to visit with your family and give each child a keepsake! Be sure to bring your camera to get a photo of your family with Santa and Mrs. Claus!


Learn More!




Santa Claus

Santa Special

  • 12
  • Saturday

Take a train ride filled with Christmas Cheer as you ride the Santa Special! Board our vintage train decorated for the season and take a train ride where Santa will visit with all the boys and girls! 

Talk with Santa and tell him what you would like for Christmas! Santa will have a treat for every boy and girl! Make sure to bring your camera to get a photo of all the sights and make a picture of your family with Santa! 


Learn More!




Chefs and Muffins

North Pole Express

  • 13
  • Sunday

“All Aboard” says the conductor, and your family's journey begins to the North Pole! Through the dark night, the magical train makes its way to the top of the world! Upon arrival at the brilliantly decorated North Pole, Santa, Mrs. Claus, and the elves board the train to visit with your family and give each child a keepsake! Be sure to bring your camera to get a photo of your family with Santa and Mrs. Claus!


Learn More!




Chefs and Muffins

North Pole Express

  • 18
  • Friday

“All Aboard” says the conductor, and your family's journey begins to the North Pole! Through the dark night, the magical train makes its way to the top of the world! Upon arrival at the brilliantly decorated North Pole, Santa, Mrs. Claus, and the elves board the train to visit with your family and give each child a keepsake! Be sure to bring your camera to get a photo of your family with Santa and Mrs. Claus!


Learn More!




Chefs and Muffins

North Pole Express

  • 19
  • Saturday

“All Aboard” says the conductor, and your family's journey begins to the North Pole! Through the dark night, the magical train makes its way to the top of the world! Upon arrival at the brilliantly decorated North Pole, Santa, Mrs. Claus, and the elves board the train to visit with your family and give each child a keepsake! Be sure to bring your camera to get a photo of your family with Santa and Mrs. Claus!


Learn More!




Santa Claus

Santa Special

  • 19
  • Saturday

Take a train ride filled with Christmas Cheer as you ride the Santa Special! Board our vintage train decorated for the season and take a train ride where Santa will visit with all the boys and girls! 

Talk with Santa and tell him what you would like for Christmas! Santa will have a treat for every boy and girl! Make sure to bring your camera to get a photo of all the sights and make a picture of your family with Santa! 


Learn More!