Saturdays Dec 1 & Dec 8, 2018

Lunch begins at 12:00 pm

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Take a break from shopping on Saturday and enjoy a light lunch and train ride with Santa.

This event consists of  lunch with Santa, a craft, hayride to the train platform with Santa, and a train ride with Santa. Children under 2 are free.

Lunch starts at noon and wraps up around 2:30.

Lunch will consist of:

  • TBA

The museum’s Christmas events are a fun activity for the whole family and to ensure that everyone can enjoy the experience, children are not allowed to attend without a paying adult for supervision. Children under 2 are free with a paying adult.

Tickets

Tickets are available in our online store beginning September 4. Check back for the link. Tickets include lunch, craft, hayride, train ride, and museum admission.

Note: Please plan ahead. We will discontinue ticket sales at 6:00 pm on Friday afternoon prior to each event so our staff can plan food and drinks.

Saturdays Dec 1 & Dec 8, 2018

Breakfast begins at 9:00 am

Start your Saturday shopping with a light/snack breakfast with Santa and a train ride. Children under 2 are free.

This event consists of  breakfast with Santa, a craft, hayride to the train platform with Santa, and a train ride with Santa. Children under 2 are free.

Breakfast begins at 9:00 am and generally completes by 11:30.

Breakfast will consist of:

  • TBA

The museum’s Christmas events are a fun activity for the whole family. To ensure that everyone can enjoy the experience, children are not allowed to attend without a paying adult for supervision. Children under 2 are free with a paying adult.

Tickets

Tickets are available at our online store beginning September 4. Check back for the link! Tickets include breakfast, a train ride, and museum admission.

Note: Please plan ahead. We will discontinue ticket sales at 6:00 pm on Friday afternoon prior to each event so our staff can plan food and drinks.

Saturdays – Nov 24, Dec 1, 8, 15, 2018

Experience the movie like never before!  Watch the “Polar Express” in an authentic train car. This magical holiday tale tells of a young boy who still wants to believe in Santa even though his friends have “grown out of it”. His faith is rewarded when a steam train pulls up to his house and escorts him to the North Pole to meet Santa.  While watching the movie participants will experience some of what is happening on the screen!  Ticket prices TBA (sales start September 4) (children under 2 Free with a paying adult – must sit on lap) and includes cookies, hot chocolate and a special gift.

 

Admission includes a train ride (antique equipment & weather permitting) on one of our trains as well as the opportunity to explore the museum. Late afternoon and evening attendees are asked to arrive early to enjoy the museum before the showing.

Performances times are TBA (approximately 5 to 6 showings per date).  For the best experience, we ask that you arrive early and ride the Caboose train 30 minutes ahead of your show (Train ride times TBA).

Sales start Sept 4 online at our online ticket store. Check back for the link!

The museum’s Christmas events are a fun activity for the whole family and to ensure that everyone can enjoy the experience, children are not allowed to attend without a paying adult for supervision. Children under 2 are free with a paying adult.

Santa’s been called – he’ll be arriving at the Southeastern Railway Museum on Saturday, November 17 at 1:00 PM!

Tentative Details

Santa will be welcomed again this year by the Jingle Bell Dancers from Miss Cindy’s Dance Studio

There will be refreshments (cookies and cocoa), entertainment, letter writing to Santa, and an opportunity to take pictures with Santa in a historic setting for your Christmas cards.  Refreshments and entertainment start at 11:00 am. Santa will arrive at 1:00 pm. Please be aware that the admissions gatehouse is very busy right before Santa’s arrival, so we suggest arriving early to enjoy the museum!

View photos from last year’s event on our Facebook here!

Duluth Festival of Trees

The Duluth Festival of Trees also opens at the museum on November 17!

 

The Duluth Historical Society’s annual Festival of Trees was held on the campus of the Southeastern Railway Museum for the third year. Many merchants from the local community delighted visitors with their beautiful and brightly-lit trees and the added adornments around their tree. Some organizations’ trees were decorated with themed ornaments. To see all the trees, visit the Southeastern Railway Museum’s photo album on Facebook. DHS kicked off the Gwinnett County 200th birthday celebrations by erecting an 18-foot tree with ornaments listing facts about the county through the years. Bicentennial events continue around the county throughout 2018.

The “Bright Lights 2017” tree winners are:

Best Of Show………….. Tiger Tails Animal Hospital (Duluth)
People’s Choice………. The Farmhouse (Duluth)

The money raised in the voting boxes was donated to the Village of Hope in Lawrenceville that provides food for the homeless and senior citizens. Thanks to everyone that attended.