One Weekend, Four Different Festive Trains

Jump on the North Pole Express, or the Santa Shopper.

Sure, it is nice to see Santa, especially if he pats his knee and invites you to tell him all the things you've been wanting.

But the moment Santa sets one giant, shiny-black-booted foot onto a train, things change. There are a few more sparkles in the air, and the proceedings get just a bit more storybookish (perhaps this is because Santa and trains are indeed to the stuff of many a kid's tale).

The Fillmore & Western Railway has gone from entering people's dreams to making dreams come true, thanks to a bevy of decorated cars and appearances by a certain St. Nick. The Fillmore-based train kicked off its holiday trains a couple of weeks back, but, come the weekend of Friday, Dec. 17-Sunday, Dec. 19, there will be four different rides to choose from.

There's the Santa Shopper. The North Pole Express. Dinner with Santa. And a Murder Mystery Dinner Train, which we suppose isn't *exactly* Christmasy, but we'll call it a staple of the grown-up New Year's party season.

Get details on times and prices and what happens on each of the Fillmore trains. Who is riding all four?

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