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Tamaqua Historical Society President Dale Freudenberger stated that there are plenty of unfilled seats available for all three train rides during tomorrow’s (Dec. 19) Special Santa Train Rides in Tamaqua. Rides depart and return at the Tamaqua Train Station. He added that as of late Thursday night, there were 100 seats available on the 10:30 AM ride, 75 available on the 1:00 PM ride, and 150 seats available on the 3 PM ride.
Dale Freudenberger, President, Tamaqua Historical Society, said that any remaining tickets the day of the train rides will be sold inside the Tamaqua Railroad Station on a first come, first served basis.
He added, “While in Tamaqua, be sure to visit Vonz Restaurant in the train station or one of the other fining restaurants in downtown Tamaqua. Tink’s Antiques and Momma C’s new bakery will be open and offering specials just down the street on South Railroad Street, a short distance from the station. Other stores in downtown Tamaqua will also be open for your holiday shopping pleasure. Come early and spend the day in town!”
Starting at the train station, each 70-minute round-trip ride with Santa will travel south to New Ringgold and then back. Riders will sit in vintage passenger coaches as they are pulled by a diesel-powered locomotive.
Rides depart at 10:30 AM, 1:00 PM and 3:30 PM.
The rides are sponsored by the Tamaqua Historical Society and Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway Company.
Ticket prices are:
– $13 for Adults (age 13 and up).
– One Child (age 4 thru 12) rides free with each adult ticket purchased.
– $9 each for additional child (age 4 thru 12).
– All children under 3 receive a FREE ticket and must have a ticket to ride.

Every child will be visited by Santa Claus while riding the train and receive a piece of candy from Santa. Train coaches are heated and have restrooms available on board. Train runs rain, shine or snow. No refunds. Tickets sold on a first come, first served basis. Seats are not assigned. Recommend arriving at least a half hour before train departure times. Parking is on your own. Remaining tickets not sold in advance will be sold first come, first served on the day of the trips inside the Tamaqua Railroad Station, 18 North Railroad Street in Tamaqua, PA.

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