santa's paradise express

For the second year now, my mom and I took the kids to the Strasburg Railroad for their Santa's Paradise Express. When it comes to activities for the kids I normally like to go for the free variety, but I enjoy this one so much that I am willing to pay the hefty price. Unlike last year, we had excellent weather and really got to experience more of what comes with a ticket on the train. Besides the actual train ride itself the kids rode on a smaller locomotive, the baby choo choos and the tinsel train complete with Polar Express-like ticket punching. They got to have their picture taken with Santa, who was a bit handsy with Nonna if I'm being honest, and they got a small toy as well. And it is festive and fun and other than some attitude from my eldest a very good way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

Ho ho ho!