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Rio Grande Scenic Railroad’s North Pole Express Tickets Giveaway

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[photopress:northpole.jpg,full,pp_image]My Christmas memories as a child were a magical compendium of family, lights and laughter.

Just imagine if I had added in a trip to The North Pole.

This holiday season, the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad is offering a special journey for children – filled with carols, stories, cookies and hot chocolate – with its own version of the North Pole Express. For families on a budget, the trips are the perfect way to entertain and celebrate being together, without worrying about exorbitant costs.

During these special rides, the train is illuminated by strands of colorful lights on the engine and in the coach cars. Children are encouraged to wear their pajamas as they enjoy the 60-minute trip reading stories, singing carols, and visiting with Santa. Each child also receives a silver sleigh bell as part of the experience. After the ride there are souvenir photos with Santa available, along with other memorabilia to purchase in the Caboose gift shop.

The trips take place out of La Veta on Dec. 6, 13, and 20. La Veta is just 16 miles from Interstate 25 near Walsenburg (approximately two hours from Denver). Trains depart at 6 p.m. and return at 7:00 p.m. Adult tickets are $20 and children tickets are $10. To make reservations, call 877-726-RAIL. For more information, visit

We are thrilled to offer a family four-pack of tickets aboard the Rio Grande’s North Pole Express! To enter, simply email us at with “All Aboard” in the subject line. Please include your mailing address. Contest deadline is December 5, 2008. Note: if you are unable to make the two-hour trip to La Veta on Dec. 6, 13, or 20, please do not enter this contest.

Amber Johnson
Author: Amber Johnson

Amber is the founder and editor of Mile High Mamas, travel writer and former columnist for The Denver Post. She is a passionate community builder and loves the outdoors. She has two awesome teens and is happily married to a man obsessed with growing The Great Pumpkin.

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