Monday, December 3, 2012
VRE will sell the tickets via email beginning at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4.
Yes, Virginia, there are more VRE Santa Train tickets. Virginia Railway Express announced in a press release they will sell overstock tickets via email only beginning at 9 a.m. Dec. 4. "Due to the enormous demand of our Santa Train event, we withhold tickets from the online sales in case PayPal oversells them (which has happened in the past)," VRE said in the release. "As a result, we have a limited number of overstock tickets remaining for the following trains (all the trains in bold or with an asterisk have a limit of six tickets): For rides on the Santa Train on Saturday, Dec. 8: Rules for purchasing overstock tickets:
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Tickets for the annual event sell out fast.
Tickets for the highly-popular Virginia Railway Express Santa Train go on sale Monday at 9 a.m. online here. This year's Santa Train is on Saturday, Dec. 8; trains will depart from the Manassas, Burke Centre, Woodbridge and Leeland Road stations. More information, inlcuding train depature times, are available on the VRE website. Each year the Virginia Railway Express allows children and their parents to ride the commuter train and meet Santa, Mrs. Claus and their helpers—who will all hand out candy canes, coloring books and VRE Operation Lifesaver rail safety information. The Santa Train boarding stations are also drop off points for unwrapped gifts for the Marine Corps Toys for Tots. VRE staff warn that tickets sell out fast online and in…
Sunday, December 11, 2011
Thousands take to the rails for the VRE Santa Train event on Saturday.
Christmas happiness rolled in on the wheels of the Virginia Railway Express Santa Trains this weekend. Thousands of people rode the special excursion trains on Saturday, which departed from Fredericksburg and Woodbridge on the Fredericksburg Line and from Burke and Manassas on the Manassas line. Hundreds of families lined the streets of Old Town Manassas near the historic Train Depot to board one of the four trains departing from that station; appropriately named Dancer, Comet, Donder and the North Pole Express, respectively. Once on board, excited children clamored over the laps of their parents to get a glimpse at the big guy himself, Santa Claus, as he made his way through each of the VRE cars for photos and to collect last-minute …