Christmas in Coal Country

11/29/24 - 12/22/24

Repeats: Every Weekend

The East Broad Top Railroad
421 Meadow Street
Rockhill Furnace, Pennsylvania 17249
(814) 447-3285
Region: The Alleghenies
Hours of operation: Varies by Day
Admission fee: $22 - $30

Ring in the holiday season 'retro style' and enjoy Christmas in Coal Country at the East Broad Top Railroad. Departing from our beautifully decorated station, you’ll travel aboard cozy warm train cars (heated by authentic coal stoves) for a one-hour ride behind a 107-year-old steam locomotive. Along the way, Santa Claus will board the train to visit with every family and give each child a special ‘coal-themed’ gift. Tickets also include a delicious cookie and a cup of hot chocolate for every passenger. Be sure to arrive early or plan extra time after your ride and venture to our historic station where you can write a letter to Santa. Food trucks and outdoor seating areas are available behind the Orbisonia Station. What Made "Christmas in Coal Country" So Unique? Life in Coal Country was challenging, but Christmas in Coal Country was truly special. It was a holiday in the true sense of the word, as it was one of the few times a year that the mines were closed and families could come together. Despite the hardships they faced, miners worked tirelessly to provide for their loved ones, and the joy they found in the simple pleasures of life was evident during the holiday season. From homemade gifts under the tree to exotic fruits (like oranges) in their stockings, miners and their families cherished every moment of Christmas in Coal Country. We invite you to pause from the hustle and bustle of the modern holiday season and experience the unique traditions and atmosphere that live on as a testament to the resilience and spirit of the people who called Coal Country home. Your Ticket Includes... One (1) Hour Train Ride Gift from Santa for Each Child One (1) Hot Chocolate & Cookie per Passenger Letters to Santa Model Train Display Vendors will be available at the Orbisonia Station where you can purchase a variety of food, beverages, and snacks.

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