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Spring on the Wilmington & Western
HOLIDAY LIGHTS EXPRESS

Enjoy a peaceful interlude at the end of the year with a 45-minute evening ride aboard our heated 1929 Pennsylvania Railroad "Doodlebug" railcar (which is covered with thousands of holiday lights). Many of our trackside neighbors decorate their homes and yards for our passengers to enjoy.

NOTE: This excursion does not feature a visit from Santa Claus. Santa and his elves visit children only on the Santa Claus Express.

EVENT SCHEDULE
DEPARTURE DATES:
Nightly December 8 thru 23 & 26 thru 30

DEPARTURE TIMES:
5:00, 6:00, 7:00, 8:00 & 9:00 p.m.
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
Reservation Policy
THIS EVENT HAS ASSIGNED SEATING
Seating Policy
FARES
COACH SEATING:
Adults: $13 HRCV Members save $2
on each ticket.
What's This?
Seniors (60+): $12
Children (2-12): $11
Children (under 2): FREE

CABOOSE RENTAL:
Not available on this event.
Top photo: Mike Ciosek | Bottom photo: Mitch Goldman

HOLIDAY LIGHTS BY-THE-NUMBERS
Our annual Holiday Lights trains are a monumental event. Here's a look inside the numbers behind last year's event:

5 Volunteers needed each night
19 Decorated homes
33 Average nightly temperature in °F
105 Round-trips to Mt. Cuba
840 Miles traveled by the Doodlebug
6,090 Passengers carried
8,100 Lights covering the Doodlebug
2.5 Million Smiles created

GREENBANK STATION
Boarding Location
2201 Newport Gap Pike
(Route 41 North)
Wilmington, DE 19808
BUSINESS OFFICE
1601 Railroad Avenue
Wilmington, DE 19808
302.998.1930
Monday to Friday
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
MAILING ADDRESS
Historic Red Clay Valley Inc.
P.O. Box 5787
Wilmington, DE 19808
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