Monday, December 16, 2019

Virtual Advent Tour: Santa's Train

Virtual Advent Tour is hosted by Sprite at Sprite Writes.

A picture of 4 wooden statues of two adults and two children on a glade by the river dancing while holding hands

I have always liked trains. And then, by a coincidence, I moved to live right along the railway. And I love it, especially in December when we get to see the so-called Santa's train.

For the past few years in December our national railways offer special rides in different directions across the country on a composition of a historic steam engine and old carriages, decorated with Christmas lights, with Santa and his elves aboard.

It is a great attraction, especially for families with children, but also for everyone else, even if you just watch it huff and puff by.

The steam engine was built during WW II for the German army's transportation needs (hmm, yeah) and was a part of reparations to our country. It is extremely gratifying that a tool made for our destruction was used to rebuild after the war and is now still used to bring joy. Choo-choo!


  1. Trains are way cool!! This is a fun holiday post. I love the virtual tour! We had a L train in Chicago that is decorated for Christmas.

    1. Yay for trains! I love to hear people have similar traditions elsewhere.

  2. We also have a Chicago CTA bus that is decorated during the holidays. Google Chicago Holiday L train
    and Chicago Holiday CTA bus to see it


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