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11/24 - 12/30 Kirby Family Farm's Christmas Express - Williston
This event is north of us in Williston, near Gainesville and Ocala, but it's worth the drive!
Experience the #1 Christmas Train in Florida! You’ll get to see Christmas lights like you’ve never seen before as you take the 20-minute journey around the Kirby Family Farm property on our authentic, narrow-gauge historic locomotive. But The Christmas Train is so much more than a train ride! The Christmas Express is a wonderful holiday event that runs on select nights in November and December. There is lots of activities to see and do, and we recommend at least 2-3 hours for the entire Christmas Express experience.
The highlight of the evening is a featured train ride through thousands and thousands of Christmas lights pulled by our old-fashioned locomotive, one of only three just like her still in operation in the world! Enjoy more activities and amusement rides, a ride on the farm’s imported Italian carousel, live entertainment, and free meet & greets with Ol’ Saint Nick, a special secret Santa Elf Shoppe just for children ages 10 & under, and great food too! It's sure to become part of your family's Christmas tradition!
It’s more than just a train ride!
LIVE SHOW! We are excited to welcome CIRQUE ADVENTURE to perform their Aerial and Acrobatic Christmas Show included FREE with your General Admission Donation. This live Christmas show will be available all 18 dates prior to Christmas. It will not be featured for the dates following Christmas.
CHRISTMAS CHARACTER MAZE! Last year was our first year for our indoor Christmas character maze. After visiting Ol’ Saint Nick, families with Golden Tickets will be invited to wander through the Indoor Christmas character maze where they can meet Rudolph, Frosty, The Christmas Princess, and others. Pictures are FREE with your camera or phone!
GIANT MOVIE SCREEN IS BACK! Back by popular demand! Bring some folding chairs and watch Christmas classics on our giant movie screen! It’s GIGANTIC!
November 24th - December 30th, 2017
Hours: 6:pm - 10pm
$10 per person in advance, ages 3 and up / $15 at the gate if available / Children 2 and under are FREE