December 13, 2013 - 1:36 PM
SUMMERLAND - For everyone who wanted a train set for Christmas here is something a bit better - a chance to ride a steam locomotive with Santa and Mrs. Claus.
The Summerland Christmas Express is an annual event put on by the Kettle Valley Steam Railway. Tickets were sold out for its holiday season run but cancellations mean there's a few seats still available for this popular activity. The locomotive and coaches are typically decked out with lights. Inside, hot cocoa is available and there are opportunities to sing favourite Christmas carols. Each child also receives a goody bag from Santa.
The train leaves the station at 4 and 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets must be ordered in advance so call 1-877-494-8424 for information or visit the Kettle Valley Steam Railway website. The train will also depart on Dec. 20 at 5 and 7 p.m. and on Dec. 22 at 4 and 6 p.m. Tickets are $23 for adults, $21 for seniors ages 65 and up, $18 for teenagers and $14 for children from three to 12 years of age.
Television is so last year so why not watch a live three-dimensional production of Miracle on 34th Street from the comfort of pews at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church tonight at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 7 p.m.
Tickets are available at the door or at Dragon's Den and cost $20 for adults and $15 for seniors and students. It pays to be a child as kids 12 years of age and under get in free.
Tonight's low temperature in Summerland and Penticton will be 0 Celsius, followed by a high of 2 C for Saturday and a low of 1 C Saturday night. Sunday sun will shine down and bring a high of 7 C and only a low of 2 C that evening.
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