Kids who love Santa AND trains are in for a treat on Saturday, December 8, 2018, 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 you to 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! Better yet, this year we are DOUBLING the offer, donating our own tickets (we can’t go this time) so that a second family can enjoy the Santa Train!
The Santa Train tickets up for grab this year are for the Frosty Express leaving from the Burke Centre station at 12:45 pm on Dec. 8. 2018. 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 blog 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 you 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. Thanks, and Merry Christmas!
Win a set of Santa Train Tickets!
To enter this giveaway, simply leave a comment below with a positive message about the holidays to your fellow readers before the deadline of 11:59 pm on Tuesday, December 4, 2018. TWO winners will be randomly selected by a third-party app. This winners will receive a set of Santa Train tickets to the sold-out Frosty Express ride departing from the Burke Center VRE station at 12:45 pm on Dec. 8, 2018 (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 noon on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, to claim the prize; failure to do so risks forfeiture. Alternatively, the winner may pick up the prize in person at public location in Fairfax County mutually agreed-upon with Fairfax Family Fun if scheduling works out (in-person pick-up must be by 4 pm on Dec. 7, 2018). Contestants agree to abide by our giveaway terms and conditions. This giveaway open to entrants ages 18 and up.