alvin christmas train

The Alvin Christmas Train has become one of the area’s best holiday attractions over the last 20 years, and with so many events canceled this year, many will be happy to hear this iconic holiday tradition is returning to Victory Camp for the 2020 holiday season with some new safety measures in place to keep guests safe.

Starting on November 27, you can head down to Alvin for seasonal celebration and holiday fun as you hop on the train for a ride through a beautiful winter wonderland! 

Victory Camp in Alvin is proudly hosting The Christmas Train during select dates throughout the holiday season. The train will be running from 6-9 pm Novemner 27-28 and December 10 and 14-17. It will be open from 6-10 pm on December 4-5, 11-12, and 18-23.


About The Christmas Train in Alvin

This enchanting Christmas-themed journey occurs annually, attracting both locals and visitors for several reasons. 

For one, this nostalgic ride is the perfect way to make Christmas memories! Gather your friends and family, hop on The Christmas Train, and settle into a heartwarming holiday experience. Breathe in the cool, winter air, snuggle up to loved ones, marvel at glittery light displays (over 300,000 lights in total!), and snap plenty of photos — The Christmas Train will lead the way! This quick ride usually lasts for about eight to twelve minutes; however, it’s jam-packed with holiday magic and dazzling sights. 

Of these displays, you’ll see an elaborate gingerbread village, life-size storybook illustrations, penguin snow lands, and more.

Delicious snacks will also be available for purchase, including hot cocoa, handmade pizza, popcorn, cotton candy, and other festive eats.

In addition, the train is a vision within itself! The train is made up of open-air coaches, giving it an old-fashioned look and feel that’s unusual to come by these days.

What’s more, its design provides the perfect setting for a few holiday photos!

All in all, this locomotive journey will light up your kids’ imaginations with its larger-than-life views, features, and offerings.

This all-ages event is an excellent way to get to soak in the spirit of the holidays.


The Christmas Train Tickets

One of the things we love about the Alvin Christmas Train is it’s a very affordable holiday activity you can take the family to without breaking the budget.

Your best bet is to go to The Christmas Train’s website to purchase tickets ahead of time. Online tickets are just $10, saving you two dollars off from the $12 door price.

If you show up after 8 pm, tickets drop to just $8 per person, offering another way to save!

Whether The Christmas Train is a familiar tradition or a new opportunity for fun, you’ll want to save your seats in advance!


New Safety Measures for COVID-19

In order to stay COVID-19 safe, organizers have put new safety measures in place this year.

They ask that guests ages 10 and up to wear masks and follow proper social distancing guidelines.

Additionally, the train will operate at 50% capacity to allow guests to safely space out, and plexiglass dividers have been installed between the train seats.

Any queue areas for purchasing tickets or waiting to board the train have been reconfigured to allow guests to safely space out while they wait in line.


The Christmas Train Location

The Christmas Train is located in Alvin, TX at 1407 Victory Lane. The train is on the Victory Camp grounds, part of Living Stones Church.

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Looking for more fun stuff to do this holiday season? Make sure to check out our guide to the best places to see Christmas lights in Houston.