THE SKUNK TRAIN OPENS REMODELED WILLITS STATION IN TIME TO HOST ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TRAIN, WILLITS, CA – A local tradition continues when the Christmas Train returns Saturday, December 1st to the Skunk Train’s Willits Station. In addition to continuing an annual tradition, it is noteworthy that this is the first time the station will be open this year after undergoing a half-million dollar renovation.
“We have eagerly looked forward to renewing trips in Willits,” said Chris Hart, President of the Skunk Train. “And while we previously offered Christmas Trains in both Fort Bragg and Willits, this year we will offer them exclusively from Willits. We increased the number of trips, added more coaches and hope to double the number of visitors.”
Highlights include a visit by Santa Claus, a special gift for every child, elves playing with the children, strolling musicians, storytellers, hot chocolate and cookies. Children and adults are even invited to wear their pajamas!
The train boards at the Willits Station at 299 E. Commercial Street (Willits, CA) that is just two blocks from Highway 101. The 90-minute rides are offered at 3:30pm and 6:30pm on the weekends and daily the week before Christmas. You should buy your tickets in advance and it is suggested that you call early to get your desired departure. Fares for this yuletide favorite are $31 for adults and $24 for children (ages 3 to 11). For more information and reservations, call 1-866-45-SKUNK (or 866-457-5865) from 8am-8pm or visit www.SkunkTrain.com.
Gift Certificates for the Christmas Train are available, as well as for any other trips offered by the Skunk Train. Christmas Trains and Gift Certificates are also available on the Skunk Train’s two sister railroads the Sierra Railroad Dinner Train (Oakdale, CA) and Sacramento RiverTrain (Woodland, CA).
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(Editor’s Note: High resolution images of the Skunk Train are available upon request.)
Christopher G. Hart
Robert J. Pinoli
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 20, 2007