GET FESTIVE WITH The GYMPIE TIMES SANTA SHUTTLES
Move over Rudolf...Santa's got a new sleigh! So make tracks to The Valley Rattler this Christmas and ride the Silver Bullet and Red Rattler rail motors to the north pole aboard The Gympie Times Santa Shuttles.
The search for Santa is on...
The Gympie Times Santa Shuttles are due to depart Old Gympie Station on Tozer Street at 630pm, 7pm, 730pm, 8pm* and 830pm* on:
Tuesday - December 20
Wednesday - December 21
Thursday - December 22
& Friday - December 23
Enjoy the Christmas lights along the rail corridor for just $4 for adults and $2 for children, then stay awhile at the beautifully restored Old Gympie Station to mix with Christmas celebrities...maybe even have your photo taken with Santa before placing your last minute present requests.
*Please note The Valley Rattler reserves the right to cancel the 8pm and 830pm Santa Shuttles on each night of the scheduled tours if demand for these late services is limited.
SANTA SHUTTLE 2005
Shuttles depart the Tozer Street Railway Station every 20 minutes from 7.00 pm. Last Shuttle runs at 8.30pm.
All children receive a small gift from Santa (included in the fare).
Fares are: Adults - $4, Children up to Age 12 - $2
No bookings are required.
The Mary Valley Rattler has been operating these shuttles the week before Christmas for the past 6 years and the interest from the community has been growing each year. Prices are structured to allow families to enjoy a night out at what is usually a very expensive time of the year. At $2.00 per child which includes a gift from Santa, it is certainly not a money making venture but an important service to the community. For the staff on the Rattler - all volunteers - "Our payment comes from the beaming smiles from the hundreds of children who enjoy the train ride and get to meet Santa." This is yet another example of the significant role Mary Valley Heritage Railway plays in the community.
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