Holiday Special Rides

Join us for a festive 1-hour or 4-hour train ride, where you will get to listen to holiday music and “The Night Before Christmas” story. Children will receive a Blue Ridge Scenic Railway jingle bell, candy cane, activity packet, and a chance to see Santa Claus! You can also enjoy delicious hot chocolate and other snacks available for purchase inside our concession car.

Tickets sell out FAST for these rides, so be sure to book your tickets soon!

**We install vinyl windows in open-air cars in the winter, so everyone’s body heat warms up the cars, but we recommend dressing warm just in case it gets a bit chilly.

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1-Hour Holiday Express Tour
(No Layover)
NOVEMBER 24 - DECEMBER 24
Coach
Premier (18+)
ADULTS (13-65+)
$52.99
Child (2-12)
$40.99

Join us for a festive 1-hour train ride on our Holiday Express. Here you will get to listen to holiday music and “The Night Before Christmas” story. Children will receive a Blue Ridge Scenic Railway jingle bell, candy cane, activity packet, and a chance to see Santa Claus. You can enjoy delicious hot chocolate and other snacks available for purchase inside our concession car.

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4-Hour Holiday Pavillion Tour
with State Line Layover
december 2, 9, 16, 23
Coach
Premier (18+)
ADULTS (13-65+)
$68.99
Child (2-12)
$49.99

Join us for a festive 4-hour roundtrip train ride on our Holiday Pavilion that includes a 2-hour layover. Here you will get to listen to holiday music and “The Night Before Christmas” story while traveling to McCaysville, GA / Copperhill, TN. Children will receive a Blue Ridge Scenic Railway jingle bell, candy cane, activity packet, and a chance to see Santa Claus. You can enjoy delicious hot chocolate and other snacks available for purchase inside our concession car.

Premier rides are only available
to riders 18 and older.

Our Coaches

Open Air Coach
Open Air Coach

#2929, #2975, #114

Suitable for All Ages.
- Large open windows*, great for viewing scenery
- Long bench-style seating facing out to open air
- Padded Seats
- Restrooms available during trip

*Vinyl Windows are installed in winter months for heat retention

Suitable for All Ages.
- Large open windows*, great for viewing scenery
- Long bench-style seating facing out to open air
- Padded Seats
- Restrooms available during trip

*Vinyl Windows are installed in winter months for heat retention

Handicap Accessible Coach
Handicap Accessible Coach

Coach #405

-All Ages.
-Open Air
-Equipped with both stair and lift access.
-1000lb capacity for Handicap Car Lift
-Handicap accessible Restroom available during trip.
-These tickets are not available online, so they aren’t booked by passengers that don’t require assistance. To make reservations for this car, contact a ticket agent at 877-413-8724.

Closed Coach
Closed Coach

Coach #106, #332, #2705, & #549

-All Ages
-Air Conditioning
-Sit in groups of 4 (two seats facing each other)
-Padded Seats
- Restrooms available during trip

Premier Car
Premier Car

Coach #105

-Ages 18+
-Air Conditioning
-Complimentary group photo (1 per reservation)
-Unlimited Non-Alcoholic Beverages
-Complimentary tote bag (1 per reservation)
-Reclining Seats
-Catered snack (small meal with desert) made fresh and delivered every morning
-Restrooms available during trip

** Premier Car Experience & Amenities only available on 4 hour rides.

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2023 Train Experiences

Spring Rides

March 3rd-May 29th

Summer Rides

June 1st-Sept 17th

Fall Rides

Sept 21st-Nov 6th

Winter Rides

Nov 9th-Dec 31st

Holiday Special Rides

Nov 24th-Dec 24th

Railbikes

NOW AVAILABLE

Private Caboose

Locomotive Cab Rides

Click Here For The Full 2023 Calendar (PDF)

Download A McCaysville/Copperhill Walking Map: Click Here

Are Service Dogs or Emotional Support Animals Allowed On The Train?

Blue Ridge Scenic Railway operates in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) and permits Service Animals on Property. Under the ADA, a Service Animal is defined as a dog that has been individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. The work or task the dog has been trained to provide must be directly related to the person’s disability.

Emotional support, comfort and companionship animals are Not Covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act and are not allowed on Property.

Requirements For ADA Compliant Service Animals on Property:

● The Service Animal must be harnessed or on a leash, house broken, and under the owner’s control at all times.

● The Service Animal must remain on the floor and is Not Allowed on any furniture at any time. The service animal cannot be held by the owner.

● If the Service Animal disrupts the journey for anyone else, we will have to consider alternative seating options for the service animal and its owner.

● You must inform our ticket office staff, prior to your scheduled train departure, that you have an ADA Compliant Service Animal.

For additional information and definitions of Service Animals please visit the ADA website: Click To View

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BRSR COVID-19 Update

The Health And Safety Of Our Staff And Guests Is Our Top Priority.

 

As with any transmissible illness, risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any place where people gather or are present. Based upon guidance issued by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) as well as other federal, state and local agencies and authorities, we have implemented – for our staff and guests – the following protocols and best practices to limit the risk:

  • As part of the TSA’s mandate, ALL RIDERS MUST FILL OUT OUR COVID QUESTIONNAIRE AND BRING IT WITH THEM ON THE DATE OF THEIR TRIP. DOWNLOAD IT HERE.
  • Where possible, “social distancing” is encouraged throughout the property
  • Hand sanitizing stations will be available for guest and employee use
  • Signs, PA announcements, and staff instruction both onboard and while on BRSR property will provide reminders to guests and employees alike of the importance of “social distancing,” and frequent hand washing.
  • Cashless transactions are available and strongly encouraged throughout all purchasing locations, including the Gift Shop
  • Frequent sanitizing of all public areas including commonly used surfaces in the Ticket Office/Gift Shop/Concession such as door handles, countertops, seating areas
  • Clear protective barriers at all front-facing service counters – Ticket Office, Gift Shops, and Concessions Sales

OUR STAFF:

  • All employees receive daily health screenings, temperature, and symptom checks
  • Any employees exhibiting symptoms will be asked to return/stay home
  • All employees will be required to wear a BRSR-issued facemask and/or shield while on company property
  • All employees are kept up to date on CDC & OSHA guidelines regarding workplace safety during COVD-19
  • All employees must adhere to all departmental cleaning and disinfecting instructions based on CDC guidelines

OUR GUESTS:

  • We encourage awareness and adherence to CDC and state health and safety guidelines
  • We encourage you to maintain “social distancing”
  • We encourage adherence to proper hand washing guidelines
  • We encourage you to cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze and dispose of
    tissue in trash
  • We encourage you to stay home if you are ill or exhibiting symptoms of flu or COVID-19 – we will work with
    you to cancel or reschedule your reservations without penalty when done 48 hours in advance
  • We encourage courteousness in enclosed spaces and walkways and permitting ample space for passing and “social distancing”
  • We encourage all to remain seated in your assigned passenger coach during your round trip, except for the layover in McCaysville, Ga / Copperhill, TN
We at the BRSR are adopting and encouraging the above practices for the health and safety of our guests and staff. Please follow all posted and announced instructions during your visit.
AN INHERENT RISK OF EXPOSURE TO COVID-19 EXISTS IN ANY PUBLIC PLACE. BY VISITING AND JOINING US ABOARD THE BRSR, YOU VOLUNTARILY ASSUME ALL RISKS RELATED TO EXPOSURE TO COVID-19.
Please contact us if you have any questions. We look forward to providing a safe and memorable experience for you!