A recent study from the Journal of Environmental Psychology says research shows decorating for the holidays early can be good for one’s mental health. It demonstrates you are sociable and open to making new friends and supports a nostalgic feelings about one’s childhood.
That same feeling of Christmas happiness is felt in holiday traditions. A journey aboard the Train to Christmas Town celebrates Christmas traditions such as cocoa, cookies, Santa, stories, carols and making memories with loved ones. “Our repeat riders love the tradition of an annual ride with a fantastic show and train ride for families, and many are excited to book their tickets now ahead of the holiday rush,” said Ed Ellis, President of the Premier Rail Collection, who puts on the event.
Tickets are available now for the train ride which departs from Hood River, Oregon this November 16th through December 22nd. The on-board theatrical event is based on the children’s book, Train to Christmas Town, and the rides includes a cookies and cocoa served by elves, a reading of the book, a visit from Santa with a gift for each child, and Christmas carols. The festive atmosphere at the station and on the train includes original holiday music from the Grammy-nominated band “Trout Fishing in America.”