A long standing tradition that continues to bring a dose of unique holiday magic to generations is back on track for the first of three weekends of December. It’s Santa’s Whistlestop Adventure and it’s sure to take the holiday spirit of little ones off the rails. 

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Santa’s Whistlestop Adventure gives visitors of all ages the experience of boarding a real-life motor rail car and take a ride down the rails near Willow Creek, nestled just off East Bidwell Street. 

After a scenic ride down the rails, the trip makes a stop where little ones will have the opportunity to step off the train to visit a magical stop where they can meet Santa and spend time enjoying holiday activities and enjoying treats and beverages before taking the motor car back to the starting point. 

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From start to finish, this unique Folsom tradition produces hundreds of smiles on youngsters each year, all thanks to the hard working volunteers of Placerville and Sacramento Valley Railroad Association that keep the history of the rails rolling in the community. 

Rides start at 10:45 am and then every 30 minutes thereafter on December 2,3, 9, 10, 16 and 17.  Riders are welcome to stay at Santa’s magical stop and participate in activies for as long as they desire. Typically the experience can last anywhere from 60-90 minutes for a family, according to PSVRR volunteers. 

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Tickets for Santa’s Whistlestop Adventure can be purchased online at www.psvrr.org by simply CLICKING HERE.  

Adult tickets for those ages 13 and up are $16, children’s tickets  for those 5-12 years old are $10. Children 4 and under always ride free with no ticket needed.  The boarding location is at 700 Oak Avenue Parkway in Folsom, next to Folsom’s California Family Fitness.  For more information visit the website at www.psvrr.org or contact them at 916-597-0107

Bill Sullivan
Author: Bill Sullivan

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