Train to Christmas Town

This past weekend the Cape Cod Central Railroad welcomed first responders and their families aboard 2 dress-rehearsals of The Train to Christmas Town, a theatrical production based on the children’s book authored by Peggy Ellis. The book tells the story of Janice (main character), who travels to Christmas Town each year by train with her brother, and grandmother. This year was a little different for Janice, as readers of the book would know. Janice was accompanied by a bag full of surprises and happy memories as she travels on the Train to Christmas Town once again. The train will be departing from Buzzards Bay over the next few weeks, bound for Christmas Town, where Santa Claus boards the train!

Before the journey begins, the Conductor will welcome you onto a special passenger train owned and operated by Santa himself bound for Christmas Town. After the Conductor punches each passengers ticket, the train departs heading North. As the train makes its way north, passengers are greeted by Santa's Elves with cookies and hot chocolate. 

Once all passengers have enjoyed refreshments, the elves take out a very special book titled The Train to Christmas Town. The book is read aloud as the elves walk around showing everyone the pages of the book. As certain characters are introduced in the book, each of the children will have the opportunity to meet the following characters from the book.

Bumble Bee the Polar Bear

Wabash the Squirrel

Zephyr the Cat

As the train arrives at Christmas Town, the children run for the windows, looking to catch a glimpse of Santa and his Elves. Before the train departs to head back to Buzzards Bay, Santa boards the train and visits with each of the children.

After Santa presents each child with a Train to Christmas Town Train Whistle, the Elves lead in singing a variety of traditional Christmas carols, as the train returns to Buzzards Bay. The Train to Christmas Town departs from Buzzards Bay Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings through December 29th. There will be additional departures on December 18th, 19th, and 23rd. The Buzzards Bay Train Station is located at 70 Main Street, Buzzards Bay, MA 02532. Tickets for the Train to Christmas Town range from $28 to $36 for adults, and from $20 to $28 for children, children under 2 ride free with a standard class "Babe in Arms" ticket. First class or diamond class tickets for Children under 2 cost $10. A 10% discount is available to the following groups with valid identification by using the following coupon codes when making a reservation.

  1. Cape Cod Health Care Employees - CCHC13
  2. AAA Members - AAA13
  3. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute Employees - WHOI13
  4. First Responder - First Responder
  5. U.S. Military - USA2013


This family friendly activity is something you surely will not forget anytime soon. It's a great opportunity to step back and enjoy that Christmas spirit, during the busy Christmas shopping season. Everyone is sure to leave with a smile on there face! For more information about the Train to Christmas Town, or to make a reservation, visit this website, or call 1-888-797-7245. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on