The Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad is offering a variety of special holiday train excursions for Northeast Ohio enthusiasts that are sure to bring joy to passengers of all ages.
A Christmas-Time Excursion Departing from the Rockside Station in Independence, this excursion departs at 10 a.m. and journeys to Akron where passengers will disembark and be picked up by a trolley that will take you to Lock 3 for ice skating and shopping at the outdoor German Village. You will have time for lunch at a local restaurant (not included). The trolley will return passengers to the train where they will be greeted by Santa on the return trip.
The Christmas – Time excursion will be offered on Saturdays, November 24, December 1 and December 8 and Sundays, November 25, December 2 and December 9.
Cost is $22 for adults and $12 for children (3-12).
Christmas Tree Adventure Departing from either the Rockside Station in Independence or the Akron Northside Station in Akron, this excursion travels to the historic village of Peninsula where a bus will take passengers to the Heritage Tree Farm where you can cut down your own tree or buy one that has been pre-cut. You will have approximately 90 minutes to select your tree. If you finish early, there is plenty of shopping to be had at some of Peninsula’s quaint stores.
Heritage Tree Farm will bundle your tree and deliver it to the train. Cost of the tree is additional to the cost for the train excursion.
The Christmas Tree Adventure will be offered at 10 a.m. (Rockside Station) and at 11:35 a.m. (Akron Northside Station) on Saturdays November 24, December 1 and December 8 and on Sundays November 25, December 2 and December 9.
Cost is $26 or adults and $12 for children.
Mr. Jingeling’s Holiday Express Sure to conjure up happy childhood memories for Cleveland area Baby Boomers, the Mr. Jingeling Holiday Express excursion gives passengers a chance to meet and greet one of Cleveland’s holiday legends, Santa’s #1 elf and “the Keeper of the Keys,” Mr. Jingeling. For years, Mr. Jingeling was a staple on Cleveland TV each holiday season. (It’s quite a year for Mr. Jingeling who will also be making appearances at Stan Hywet Hall’s Deck the Hall event).
Mr. Jingeling will be on board to sing a song, tell a story and hand out his magical keys. Rumor has it that Santa will also be making an appearance.
The train excursion will be offered on Saturdays November 24, December 1 and December 8 and Sundays November 25, December 2 and December 9. The train departs from the CVSR’s Akron Northside Station at 11:35 a.m. It is a 3 hour round trip with no layovers or deboarding and the train returns to Akron around 2:50 p.m.
Cost is $22 for adults and $12 or children.
For more information about any of these holiday train excursions or to make reservations call 800-468-4070 or get online at www.cvsr.com.
The Rockside Train Station is located at 7900 Old Rockside Rd. in Independence and the Akron Northside Train Station is located at 27 Ridge St. in Akron.