Celebrating Yuletide Cheer with SAM & Santa

With exciting trips planned for these festive holiday occasions, SAM Shortline Train is inviting passengers to start the holiday season off on the right track with a memorable excursion. Bells Over Plains and Plains Festival of Lights Excursion are filled with Yuletide cheer and merriment that will certainly be a special, festive tour for the entire family. 

On Saturday, December 8 SAM Shortline will depart from Cordele at 2:45 p.m. and return at 10:25 p.m. as passengers are invited to come aboard for a thrilling holiday ride to Plains for the Christmas Lighting Tour. SAM Shortline will head to Plains, Ga. where it will arrive at 5:00 p.m. While in Plains, President Jimmy Carter and First Lady Rosalyn Carter will welcome guests for the town's Christmas Lighting of the City and passengers can see the city's annual Christmas parade to begin around 6:00 p.m..

Upon the train's arrival, passengers will head to the center of downtown Plains where both President Jimmy Carter and First Lady Rosalynn Carter will officially kick-off the Christmas Lighting Tour. Here, you will also be able to view the parade and catch glimpses of the Carters' as they watch the parade as they have done for years past. Visitors will also have the opportunity to purchase items from local businesses or just walk the streets and admire all the Christmas lights. Departure from Plains will be at 8:20 p.m. giving visitors to Plains plenty of time to enjoy the sites and sounds of the season.

Tickets for this holiday excursion are $39.99 per adult in coach seat (children are $29.99) and $49.99 for adults in the premium Americus car (children are $39.99). The SAM Hawkins lounge car provides various seating possibilities with all passengers over 2 at $49.99.

Don't forget, there are special discounts with your Friends membership for SAM Shortline excursions. If you still need to purchase your membership or view the various benefits levels, Click Here

This special holiday excursion brings excitement along with fond memories. SAM Shortline has supper options including a hot dog, sausage dog or barbeque sandwich along with numerous other selections. Reservations can be made by calling (877) GA-RAILS. For additional information visit, www.SAMShortline.com.
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