PETERSBURG - The South Side Depot will again host the Snowflake Express Train Ride with Santa this holiday season.
This annual family-friendly train event will be held Dec. 9 and 10, with the first trains boarding at 6 p.m. each evening. The Depot is including two additional departure times this year to accommodate more riders.
"We are so excited to offer extra trains this year. Many of our guests say the Snowflake Express has become part of their holiday tradition, and so we are delighted that more families will have an opportunity to ride," said Eileen Sindledecker, proprietor of the South Side Depot.
Children riding the Snowflake Express can visit with Santa while enjoying hot chocolate and cookies during the 45-minute trip. Passengers also will have an opportunity to view the Christmas Festival of Lights, a spectacular holiday light display held annually at Welton Park, through the train car windows.
Tickets are on sale now by calling 304-257-9264.
Other holiday events in the area include the new "Breakfast Train Ride with Santa," Old Time Christmas Around Town, Christmas Festival of Lights and Holiday Parade with Santa.
More information is available at www.grantcountywva.com.