Emerald Coast

Christmas in the Park with VMRR

  • When: Friday, December 13, 2019,  6:00 pm

Kids 2 and under ride free! Wonderful train ride with lights, music and several scenes on display, including Santa’s Workshop, Elsa, several others and the Nativity. **This is a special Hurricane Michael recovery event. VMRR, the nonprofit that operates the trains in Bristol, sustained significant damage, and need our help to "get back on track." Purchase tickets online. Reservations will sell out quickly.

“CHRISTMAS IN THE PARK-2019 —AFTER THE HURRICANE” will be open for Six (6) nights – December 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 22 with only the two non-steam trains running, NO. 59 and the Red/White/Blue. Time: 6:00 – 10:00 P.M. Eastern Time. The schedule for RESERVATIONS will be posted on the website by October 1ST. $10.00 per person (children under 2 FREE)

As everyone, located in the Panhandle, knows the 2018 “Ghost Train” and “Polar Bear Express” events were cancelled due to Hurricane Michael. Veterans Memorial Park in Bristol was devastated. Most of the trees throughout the Park were destroyed and all of the buildings, including the Tom Keenan Depot, required repairs and new roofs, some of which are still in line for repair. Although the track was damaged in many places by fallen trees, it has been repaired. Fortunately, the trains stored in the tunnels were not damaged. However, all of the major props for the beautiful scenes were destroyed.


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