Getting out of the house is often hampered by the fact that most houses are located inside a bigger and fancier house. Step outside the house outside your house with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $23 for a Santa's North Pole train adventure for one adult and one child (aged 3–15), valid Saturday, December 15, or Sunday, December 16 (a $47 value)
- $23 for a Santa's North Pole train adventure for one adult and one child, valid from Monday, December 17, to Thursday, December 20 (a $47 value)
- $23 for a Winter Wonderland train adventure for one adult and one child, valid from Wednesday, December 26, to Sunday, December 30 (a $47 value)
During each one-hour roundtrip adventure, riders lounge in heated, enclosed conductor cars as they pass through spectacular mountain terrain. On the Santa's North Pole ride, Mr. and Mrs. Claus patrol the train listening to Christmas requests and handing out cookies and candy canes. Passengers also enjoy complimentary pre-trip hot chocolate at the ticket window. Alternatively, the Winter Wonderland ride takes passengers through the mountains in a train bedecked in holiday lights and ornaments, after departing the similarly festive depot. Though Santa Claus is not on board this train, passengers can still partake in complimentary hot chocolate. Groupons are redeemable for the 2 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. train rides only. Passengers may upgrade to first-class tickets for an additional charge.
Georgetown Loop Railroad
The engine traces a path along evergreen-studded slopes and the walls of Clear Creek Canyon. It trundles over iron bridges slung across deep ravines and past the remains of gold and silver mines that pepper the Georgetown Loop Railroad. This mainstay winds along roughly the same 3.5-mile corkscrew route between Georgetown and Silver Plume that it has since 1884, spanning rocky terrain and reaching elevations of up to 9,128 feet. Today, the railroad's historical 1920s steam engine and two 1940s-era diesel locomotives fulfill the same role they've always performed: ferrying passengers through the mountains.
In antique railcars, passengers embark on seasonal rides through the great outdoors, glimpsing wildlife such as bighorn sheep and mule deer. They cross four bridges, including the Devil’s Gate High Bridge, and pull into historic train stations to ensure the conductor hasn’t been carried off by a gang of bald eagles. In winter, the staff sets the train aglow with festive lights and decorations, and during the summer, passengers can disembark for guided walking tours of the Lebanon or Everett silver mines, originally bored in the 1870s.