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All Aboard Amtrak's Santa Trains

12/05/2008 AT 08:33

The Santa Train-Charlotte will depart the Charlotte Station at 7:40 a.m. and make a quick stop in Kannapolis at 8:07 a.m. before continuing onto Salisbury, arriving at 8:25 a.m. Radio Disney Charlotte will greet Santa and the holiday travelers when the train arrives for a brief layover in Salisbury.

While in Salisbury, the elves will entertain passengers with music, games and holiday goodies. The train will return to Charlotte later that morning, departing Salisbury at 9:24 a.m., then making a stop in Kannapolis at 9:40 a.m., and arriving in Charlotte at 10:12 a.m.

The Santa Train-Raleigh will make a similar trek, departing the Raleigh Station at 7:00 a.m. and making stops in Cary at 7:12 a.m., Durham at 7:32 a.m., and Burlington at 8:08 a.m. before arriving in Greensboro at 8:33 a.m.

While in Greensboro, passengers may spend a few more minutes with Santa to ensure their wish lists are complete. Holiday goodies will be served. The train will depart Greensboro for the return trip to Raleigh at 9:21 a.m., making stops in Burlington at 9:43 a.m., Durham at 10:23 a.m. and Cary at 10:43 a.m. The train is scheduled to arrive back in Raleigh at 10:58 a.m.

Reservations for both Santa Trains are required and may be made by calling 1-800-USA-RAIL or by visiting the Charlotte, Raleigh, Greensboro and Durham Stations. Children ages 2 to 15 may travel at half the adult fare on board the Santa Train. Up to two children may travel with each full-fare paying adult.

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