Celebrate the spirit of Christmas with Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR) aboard family-friendly Christmas in July train rides.
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad invites families to celebrate Christmas in July on board the train with Santa! Families will enjoy an hour-and-a-half long train ride with Santa as they ride through Cuyahoga Valley National Park. On this excursion, guests will play summer bingo, limbo and the hula hoop freeze dance! Kids will even have the opportunity to write Santa a letter!
“In years past, CVSR’s Christmas in July excursions have been 21 and older, but this year we wanted to include the whole family in the celebration. We encourage families to dress in their most festive luau attire with Christmas flare!” says Onboard Coordinator, Kenzie Connor.
Christmas in July excursions run on July 21st, 22nd, 28th and 29th. The train departs at 3:40 p.m. from Peninsula Depot and will return at 5:30 p.m. Tabletop tickets are $25 per person and executive tickets are $35 per person. Each ticket includes a cookie and one non-alcoholic beverage.
In addition to family-friendly excursions, enjoy a delicious Christmas in July-themed dinner as you take in the sunset over Cuyahoga Valley National Park! Passengers aboard this excursion will be served a three-course meal consisting of a salad and rolls, their choice of main course, dessert and choice of coffee, tea or water. This dinner train ride will feature “Everything Nice”, a special cocktail with sugar and spice. Christmas in July Dinner Train departs at 5:40 p.m. from Peninsula Depot, located at 1630 Mill Street, Peninsula, OH. Tickets are $45 per person. Ages fourteen and up.
CVSR will be running a photo contest from July 21st – 31st eligible for all passengers attending Christmas in July excursions. Up to four photos can be submitted per person, limit one prize per person. Two winners will be chosen and contacted for prizes by the end of the week. Photograph(s) must be posted to Facebook or Instagram, and tag Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, or sent to [email protected]. Photo(s) must be from current 2018 Christmas in July events. Full photo contest details and rules available here, Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad Celebrate Christmas in July,
Tickets can be purchased at our three main boarding stations (Peninsula, Akron or Rockside), by visiting Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad Christmas in July or by calling 1-800-468-4070 x 1.
About Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR) is a private sector, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) volunteer supported organization operating in partnership with Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) and is dedicated to the preservation of passenger rail transportation in Cuyahoga Valley and the historic Ohio & Erie Canalway. For more information about CVSR, visit Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad.