Carter Railroad Museum hosting Polar Express storytelling and Tweetsie holiday excursion

Contributed To The Press • Updated Nov 22, 2017 at 11:58 AM

The George L. Carter Railroad Museum at East Tennessee State University will host two holiday-themed events on Saturday, Dec. 2, including storyteller Linda Poland’s presentation of “Polar Express” at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and a bus ride to the new “Tweetsie Christmas” railroad excursion in Blowing Rock, North Carolina.

The “Polar Express” storytelling presentations will be held in the D.P. Culp University Center Forum Room 311. Admission is by ticket only. Tickets are $10 each.

A separate ticket is required to attend the Tweetsie Railroad excursion. Tickets are $90 each and include a three-mile train ride through the Blue Ridge Mountains in an open-air train car pulled by a historic steam-powered locomotive, as well as a visit with Santa in his gingerbread house and full access to the Tweetsie Railroad theme park.

Tickets to attend both the storytelling performance and train excursion are $99 each. The bus will depart the Carter Railroad Museum parking lot at 3:30 p.m. and arrive at Tweetsie Railroad at 5 p.m. Riders will enjoy the excursion and dazzling holiday light display, then the bus will depart the Tweetsie Railroad at 8:30 p.m. to arrive back at the ETSU campus around 10 p.m.

Those attending the storytelling presentations only may purchase tickets up to the day of the event and some may be available at the door.

Ticket order forms and liability waiver forms for the train excursion can be picked up at the Carter Railroad Museum, located in the Campus Center Building at ETSU and open Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., or online at www.memrr.org by clicking on “excursions.” A signed liability waiver form must accompany the ticket request form. Space is limited.

For more information, contact Carolyn Gregg at [email protected] or 423-639-3966. For disability accommodations, call the ETSU Office of Disability Services at 423-439-8346.

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