All can come aboard at the Grand Canyon Railway this December until January 6, where Grand Canyon area visitors will receive a traditional train tour of the “North Pole” for a fun, family adventure. The departure times are in the evening at 6:30 and 8:00. Bring along your jacket just in case the wind picks up. If you want a special surprise for the kids, you may want to take them on the Grand Canyon Railway’s Polar Express on Christmas Eve to match the popular book and the movie. Remember to reserve a Grand Canyon hotel while you’re in the area so that you’re fully prepared for this holiday vacation.
If you’d like to see more of the Grand Canyon area via train, the Grand Canyon Railway Budd Coach Train Tour may be just the attraction for the family. Hop on and witness the beauty of Grand Canyon scenery for 65 miles until you arrive at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. This train was constructed many decades ago, and you’ll feel the gentle chugging of the engine as you ride along the tracks. Choose between coach, first class, dome class, or parlor seating – all providing amazing views of the area.
Finally, to top off your vacation, visit the exquisite Grand Depot Cafe, which is themed around trains and the historic Route 66. Enjoy great American food such as grilled burgers, creamy sodas and light snack. The restaurant welcomes all ages and is built next to the Williams railway depot, so you’ll have a scenic view of the train route right outside of your window. It’s all available here at the restaurant that has entertained generations of diners!