The holiday train will hit the tracks in suburban Aurora, becoming one of many that will ply the Chicago area over the winter.
The Holiday Express at Blackberry Farm begins its seasonal run Thursday, inviting visitors to hop on a ride around 7.2-acre Lake Gregory.
The farm is located at 100 S. Barnes Rd. The farm will run the train through December 18, along with a host of other activities rooted in the holiday spirit. Thousands of twinkling lights, wagon rides, and readings of classic holiday stories will unfold on the farmland. Santa and his elves will also appear.
The Holiday Express will be available on the following dates:
- Thursdays from 5 to 8 p.m.; 1, 8 and 15 December
- 5-8pm on Fridays; 9 and 16 December
- from 2 to 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday; December 3-4, 10-11 and 17-18
Tickets are $8 each and are available for purchase here.