Family Road Trip if the snow doesn’t bury us this weekend.  Round up the kiddos and take the road trip to Boothbay for North Pole Express.  Even prettier with snow on the ground.

The train runs numerous times and days. From Booth Railway Village Museum, 586 Wiscasset Rd in Boothbay.

And it runs numerous times this weekend. Can it be true that Christmas is next weekend?

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The train pulls out of the station every 45 minutes.  Both Saturday and Sunday at 10:45, 11:30, 12:15, 1:00, 1:45, 2:30, 3;15 and 4:00.

Tickets need to be purchased in advance. Here is the link for that.

 And there are other activities at the village


Start your trip inside the historic 1912 Freeport Station (the main train station at the Museum) by writing your letter to Santa by the warmth of the wood stove.

Here is a clever way to store the wood for those fires

Boothbay Railway Village
Boothbay Railway Village

Train conductors will call “All Aboard” and everyone, young and old, will board the train to the North Pole. Settle into a comfortable seat in the steam-heated passenger car as you enjoy the winter wonderland of forest frosted with white snow, weather permitting of course, but probably very fresh this weekend.

The coach was originally built in 1903

The train will carry you through the Village and arrive at the North Pole (Thorndike Station) where a special guest wearing a red suit with a jolly belly will jump aboard to greet you. Yes, Santa himself will attend!

Boothbay Railway Village
Boothbay Railway Village

After meeting the “big guy” in person the train will whisk you back to the station where you will be invited to join us in the Spruce Point Chapel for a storybook reading.

Then passengers head to the 1847 Boothbay Town Hall for more festivities. Inside guests will be treated to hot chocolate and homemade cookies while enjoying the G-scale model of the Museum’s own locomotive and a holiday themed layout under the Village’s Christmas tree.

Children can also make a vintage-inspired holiday ornament to take home.

Activities may be enjoyed before or after your train ride.

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