BATESVILLE, Miss., Nov. 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — There is no better feeling than seeing the wonder of Christmas through a child’s eyes. The expressions of pure joy as they celebrate the traditions of the season and anticipate the arrival of Santa. This weekend the Train to Christmas Town in Batesville, MS will run a special private train and host 132 family members from St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis. St. Jude is a pediatric treatment and research facility focused on children’s cancers and treats children from throughout the United States.

Santa greets each boy and girl on board.

«We are excited to be hosting these St. Jude families and give them a lasting Christmas memory celebrated together,» said Andrew Christl, Director of Passenger Operations. The festivities begin as passengers arrive dressed in pajamas or other Christmas attire to collect their golden ticket to board. The ride includes a cookies and cocoa served by jolly elves, the singing of favorite Christmas carols and a visit from Santa with a small surprise for each child. 

Tickets are available now for the community to take a ride beginning November 16th and running through Christmas Eve, December 24, departing from the decorated public square in Batesville. The on-board theatrical event is based on the children’s books series with a new volume «All Aboard the Train to Christmas Town» being released this year.  

The Train to Christmas Town train ride and performance is also available at five other locations in the US and UK.  Tickets are available online at or by phone at (870) 899-4085.

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