Kids who love Santa AND trains are in for a treat on Saturday, December 14, 2019, when Virginia Railway Express (VRE) hosts its annual “Santa Train” event to benefit Operation Lifesaver.
In an earlier blog post, we told you all about this very popular event that has Santa and Mrs. Claus ride along on select trains that depart from four VRE stations at different times but all on just one day. This event always sells out within an hour or two in person, and within minutes online (ticket sales are divided equally between the outlets and the VRE website). Now we have a chance for TWO LUCKY WINNERS to each win a set of six (6) Santa Train tickets to this SOLD-OUT experience!
These highly coveted tickets disappear each year so we always buy a set to give to you, loyal Fairfax Family Fun readers… it’s our annual Christmas gift to you! With these tickets, two more families can enjoy the Santa Train!
The Santa Train tickets up for grab this year (both prize sets) are for the Polar Express leaving from the Burke Centre station at 2:15 pm on Dec. 14, 2019. This later start time means you can sleep in or grab lunch before you enjoy the ride! Please note that these tickets are good ONLY on this date and time and from this station, and that per VRE policies, ALL riders, regardless of age, must have a ticket (this means that yes, even babies need a ticket). Please refer to our original post to know more about what the train ride is like, and our top tips to make the most of your day.
When you’re ready to enter our giveaway, just follow the instructions below! Because we are giving away two large sets of six tickets each, if your group can’t use them all, please invite other friends to join you or pass on the rest to another family. Also continue to “pay it forward” by bringing a new toy to the Toys for Tots collection at each Santa Train station… this is an easy and great way to give! Thanks, and Merry Christmas!
Win a set of Santa Train Tickets!
UPDATE: ENTRY DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 7 PM ON MONDAY, DEC. 9, 2019. To enter this giveaway, simply leave a comment below with a positive message about the holidays to your fellow readers before the deadline of 7 pm on Monday, December 9, 2019. TWO winners will be randomly selected by a third-party app. This winners will each receive a set of six (6) Santa Train tickets to the sold-out Polar Express ride departing from the Burke Center VRE station at 2:15 pm on Dec. 14, 2019 (retail value: $30 per prize). The tickets are good ONLY for this station and this specific ride on this date. The winners will be randomly picked immediately after the contest ends and notified by email at the address used to comment on this page. The winner must reply to the notification email by 10 am on Tuesday, December 10, 2019, to claim the prize; failure to do so risks forfeiture. Tickets will be sent by regular U.S. Postal Service mail to the address the winners provide. Alternatively, the winners may pick up the prizes in person at public location in Fairfax County mutually agreed-upon with Fairfax Family Fun if scheduling works out at least two full days prior to the event. Contestants agree to abide by our giveaway terms and conditions. This giveaway open to entrants ages 18 and up.