Meeting Santa at the North Pole

It’s a little insane the number of great holiday outings you can take with your family in San Diego. There are always more fun things to do than time to do them. One of our favorites is a visit to the “North Pole” via the Pacific Southwest Railway Museum’s North Pole Limited train.

I’ll keep this post brief since the show is sold out for the rest of this year, which is really saying something since a trip on the North Pole Limited is not close, it’s not cheap, and it’s not well advertised. It’s just a super special way to celebrate the holiday. It gets pretty chilly in Campo, which makes it especially festive. Imitating the book and movie, The Polar Express, kids dress in their PJs, elves serve cookies and hot chocolate and lead Christmas carols, the train conductor punches each child’s ticket, and hobos walk up and down the aisles.

When the train arrives at Santa’s workshop, Santa and Mrs. Claus can be seen waving from their sleigh, ready to board the North Pole Limited. Santa visits with each and very child, sitting right along them in the vintage cars of the train and giving each a shiny silver bell.

Don’t miss out on the fun next year. “Like” the Pacific Southwest Railway Museum Association’s Facebook Page and be among the first to find out when tickets go on sale next year!

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