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Sonoma Family Life Magazine

Santa Rides the Rail

Dec 09, 2018 12:00AM

A sleigh may be Santa’s preferred mode of transportation, but it’s not the only one. Trains have always fascinated the big guy. And when the Skunk Train offered to shuttle Santa about, he immediately said yes. “The reindeer could use a night off,” he remarked. And with that the Magical Christmas Train was born. Bring kids aboard this special Skunk Train, and they’ll not only get a personal visit with Santa, but they will also hear a holiday tale, eat Christmas cookies, sing carols, and play reindeer games, all while taking a 90-minute (from Willits) or 60-minute (from Fort Bragg) journey on Mendocino County rails. The Christmas Train will run through December 23. Tickets are $34–$44, dogs and infants, $10, and may be purchased at