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Orange Empire Railway Museum

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2201 South A Street
Perris, CA 92570 United States
(951) 943-3020 http://www.oerm.org

January 2019

2019 Behind the Scenes

January 19, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Orange Empire Railway Museum, 2201 South A Street
Perris, CA 92570 United States
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Get "Behind the Scenes" on January 19th and 20th, 2019 at the Orange Empire Railway Museum in Perris, where volunteers operate, maintain and restore the West's largest collection of vintage rail cars. At this annual all-day event, visitors get special access and tours of locomotives, passenger and freight cars, streetcars, interurban electric cars and artifacts dating back to 1870. Bring the family for a fun and fascinating day! Activities at Behind the Scenes will feature tours and special equipment operations. Visit Ruffulo Carhouse 7, a restoration shed filled with…

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2019 Behind the Scenes

January 20, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Orange Empire Railway Museum, 2201 South A Street
Perris, CA 92570 United States
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Get "Behind the Scenes" on January 19th and 20th, 2019 at the Orange Empire Railway Museum in Perris, where volunteers operate, maintain and restore the West's largest collection of vintage rail cars. At this annual all-day event, visitors get special access and tours of locomotives, passenger and freight cars, streetcars, interurban electric cars and artifacts dating back to 1870. Bring the family for a fun and fascinating day! Activities at Behind the Scenes will feature tours and special equipment operations. Visit Ruffulo Carhouse 7, a restoration shed filled with…

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March 2019

2019 Annual Meeting and Member’s Dinner

March 2, 2019
Orange Empire Railway Museum, 2201 South A Street
Perris, CA 92570 United States
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2019 Spring Railroadiana Swap Meet

March 9, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Orange Empire Railway Museum, 2201 South A Street
Perris, CA 92570 United States
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      Photo By Randy Doss Shop for and learn about railroadiana and railroad antiques at Southern California's largest outdoor railroadiana swap meet on Saturday, March 2, 2019. Vendors will be selling railroad collectibles, art, books, models and toy trains.  Railroad historians and preservationists will be on hand to tell the story of Southern California's railway history. Fun and learning for the whole family! The event runs from 9 am to 2 pm. Admission details and Tickets available soon. Museum members may buy and sell at this event…

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Day Out with Thomas – 2019 Tour

March 30, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Orange Empire Railway Museum, 2201 South A Street
Perris, CA 92570 United States
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Day Out with Thomas: 2019 Tour Chugging Back to the Orange Empire Railway Museum March 30th & 31st and April 6th, 7th, 13th & 14th 2019! Thomas and Sir Topham Hatt are back and ready for big adventures, and even bigger memories with all their friends! Visit our Thomas Info Page to learn more and purchase tickets

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Day Out with Thomas – 2019 Tour

March 31, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Orange Empire Railway Museum, 2201 South A Street
Perris, CA 92570 United States
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Day Out with Thomas: 2019 Tour Chugging Back to the Orange Empire Railway Museum March 30th & 31st and April 6th, 7th, 13th & 14th 2019! Thomas and Sir Topham Hatt are back and ready for big adventures, and even bigger memories with all their friends! Visit our Thomas Info Page to learn more and purchase tickets

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April 2019

Day Out with Thomas – 2019 Tour

April 6, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Orange Empire Railway Museum, 2201 South A Street
Perris, CA 92570 United States
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Day Out with Thomas: 2019 Tour Chugging Back to the Orange Empire Railway Museum March 30th & 31st and April 6th, 7th, 13th & 14th 2019! Thomas and Sir Topham Hatt are back and ready for big adventures, and even bigger memories with all their friends! Visit our Thomas Info Page to learn more and purchase tickets

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Day Out with Thomas – 2019 Tour

April 7, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Orange Empire Railway Museum, 2201 South A Street
Perris, CA 92570 United States
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Day Out with Thomas: 2019 Tour Chugging Back to the Orange Empire Railway Museum March 30th & 31st and April 6th, 7th, 13th & 14th 2019! Thomas and Sir Topham Hatt are back and ready for big adventures, and even bigger memories with all their friends! Visit our Thomas Info Page to learn more and purchase tickets

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Day Out with Thomas – 2019 Tour

April 13, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Orange Empire Railway Museum, 2201 South A Street
Perris, CA 92570 United States
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Day Out with Thomas: 2019 Tour Chugging Back to the Orange Empire Railway Museum March 30th & 31st and April 6th, 7th, 13th & 14th 2019! Thomas and Sir Topham Hatt are back and ready for big adventures, and even bigger memories with all their friends! Visit our Thomas Info Page to learn more and purchase tickets

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Day Out with Thomas – 2019 Tour

April 14, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Orange Empire Railway Museum, 2201 South A Street
Perris, CA 92570 United States
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Day Out with Thomas: 2019 Tour Chugging Back to the Orange Empire Railway Museum March 30th & 31st and April 6th, 7th, 13th & 14th 2019! Thomas and Sir Topham Hatt are back and ready for big adventures, and even bigger memories with all their friends! Visit our Thomas Info Page to learn more and purchase tickets

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Bunny Train 2019

April 20, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Orange Empire Railway Museum, 2201 South A Street
Perris, CA 92570 United States
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Hop on board! The Easter Bunny makes a stop at the museum on April 20th and 21st from 11:00 until 4:00. Learn more and Purchase Tickets on our Bunny Train Page OERM members receive a $2 per ticket discount! (members please call the Museum Front Office to purchase tickets and receive your discount).  

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Bunny Train 2019

April 21, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Orange Empire Railway Museum, 2201 South A Street
Perris, CA 92570 United States
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Hop on board! The Easter Bunny makes a stop at the museum on April 20th and 21st from 11:00 until 4:00. Learn more and Purchase Tickets on our Bunny Train Page OERM members receive a $2 per ticket discount! (members please call the Museum Front Office to purchase tickets and receive your discount).  

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May 2019

2019 Antique Truck Show

May 5, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Orange Empire Railway Museum, 2201 South A Street
Perris, CA 92570 United States
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A Chevy truck right off a Depression-era farm. A renovation of a rusty 1962 Ford pickup. The past will roar to life at the Antique Truck Show Sunday, May 5 at Orange Empire Railway Museum in Perris. Presented in conjunction with the American Truck Historical Society Southern California Chapter, this one-day special event features hundreds of restored, vintage trucks -- from semis to pickups to delivery vehicles and farm and fire equipment - in addition to our rolling locomotives and street cars.  An…

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2019 Tamale Festival

May 10, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Orange Empire Railway Museum, 2201 South A Street
Perris, CA 92570 United States
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2019 Tamale Festival

May 11, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Orange Empire Railway Museum, 2201 South A Street
Perris, CA 92570 United States
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2019 Tamale Festival

May 12, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Orange Empire Railway Museum, 2201 South A Street
Perris, CA 92570 United States
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5th Annual Civil War Reenactment

May 18, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Orange Empire Railway Museum, 2201 South A Street
Perris, CA 92570 United States
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Step back in time and see what life was like during the War Between the States. Visit the encampments of the Union and Confederate Armies. See what life was like in the civilian camp. Watch one of several battles throughout the day. Ride the vintage train and trolleys. Train and trolleys will be available from 11:00 until 4:00. If you did not purchase an all-day ride pass with your admission ticket you may upgrade your ticket at the museum gift…

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5th Annual Civil War Reenactment

May 19, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Orange Empire Railway Museum, 2201 South A Street
Perris, CA 92570 United States
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Step back in time and see what life was like during the War Between the States. Visit the encampments of the Union and Confederate Armies. See what life was like in the civilian camp. Watch one of several battles throughout the day. Ride the vintage train and trolleys. Train and trolleys will be available from 11:00 until 4:00. If you did not purchase an all-day ride pass with your admission ticket you may upgrade your ticket at the museum gift…

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June 2019

2019 Rods & Rails

June 8, 2019
Orange Empire Railway Museum, 2201 South A Street
Perris, CA 92570 United States
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Rods & Rails The City of Perris’ annual car and motorcycle show, featuring classic cars from the 20’s thru the 70’s and motorcycle classes from 1939 to the present. The event also features games and entertainment for the whole family including live music and the annual Potato Festival sponsored by the Perris Valley Historical and Museum Association. Visit the City of Perris WEBSITE for more information. Admission to the grounds is free, regular prices apply for All Day OERM ride…

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2019 Father’s Day BBQ in the Park

June 16, 2019
Orange Empire Railway Museum, 2201 South A Street
Perris, CA 92570 United States
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This Father's Day treat Dad to a barbecue in the park! Advanced paid reservations are required - Event Details and Tickets Available Soon!

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July 2019

2019 Member’s BBQ

July 27, 2019
Orange Empire Railway Museum, 2201 South A Street
Perris, CA 92570 United States
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Calling All Members! Please join us for our Annual Member's BBQ Additional Details coming soon - Tickets may be purchased by calling the front desk at (951)943-3020 and will be available soon.

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September 2019

2019 Fall Railroadiana Swap Meet

September 7, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Orange Empire Railway Museum, 2201 South A Street
Perris, CA 92570 United States
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      Photo By Randy Doss Shop for and learn about railroadiana and railroad antiques at Southern California's largest outdoor railroadiana swap meet on Saturday, September 7, 2019. Vendors will be selling railroad collectibles, art, books, models and toy trains.  Railroad historians and preservationists will be on hand to tell the story of Southern California's railway history. Fun and learning for the whole family! The event runs from 9 am to 2 pm. Admission details and Tickets available soon. Museum members may buy and sell at this event…

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2019 Perris Appreciation Day

September 21, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Orange Empire Railway Museum, 2201 South A Street
Perris, CA 92570 United States
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This is the day that we show our appreciation to our neighbors in the City of Perris. If you live, work or go to school in the City of Perris you are invited to come out and enjoy the museum and ride the train and trolleys for free. For more information please call the museum office.

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2019 Iron Horse Carnivale

September 28, 2019
Orange Empire Railway Museum, 2201 South A Street
Perris, CA 92570 United States
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Grab your goggles and parasols, put on your top hats and corsets, and jump into your airships to head over to the Orange Empire Railway Museum on September 28th and 29th for an extraordinary, two-day festival celebrating the fantasy, history and ingenuity behind Steampunk. Enjoy festivities geared for the entire family as we pay homage to the Victorian Era, Edwardian science fiction, and the Industrial Revolution. Bring the family and enjoy workshops, live entertainment and vendors geared toward Steampunk enthusiasts. Event…

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2019 Iron Horse Carnivale

September 29, 2019
Orange Empire Railway Museum, 2201 South A Street
Perris, CA 92570 United States
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Grab your goggles and parasols, put on your top hats and corsets, and jump into your airships to head over to the Orange Empire Railway Museum on September 28th and 29th for an extraordinary, two-day festival celebrating the fantasy, history and ingenuity behind Steampunk. Enjoy festivities geared for the entire family as we pay homage to the Victorian Era, Edwardian science fiction, and the Industrial Revolution. Bring the family and enjoy workshops, live entertainment and vendors geared toward Steampunk enthusiasts. Event…

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October 2019

2019 Pumpkin Patch Express

October 12, 2019
Orange Empire Railway Museum, 2201 South A Street
Perris, CA 92570 United States
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The Pumpkin Patch Express arrives at the Orange Empire Railway Museum select weekends in October 2019! ALL INCLUDED at the Orange Empire Railway Museum Pumpkin Patch Express for a day of Family Halloween Themed Fun! Ride a train to the pumpkin patch to pick and decorate your own pumpkin, Take part in the Candy Scavenger hunt around the campus including a visit to our "Spooky Caboose," Kids Concert, Halloween Costume contests, Bounce off some of that Halloween candy at our…

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2019 Pumpkin Patch Express

October 13, 2019
Orange Empire Railway Museum, 2201 South A Street
Perris, CA 92570 United States
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The Pumpkin Patch Express arrives at the Orange Empire Railway Museum select weekends in October 2019! ALL INCLUDED at the Orange Empire Railway Museum Pumpkin Patch Express for a day of Family Halloween Themed Fun! Ride a train to the pumpkin patch to pick and decorate your own pumpkin, Take part in the Candy Scavenger hunt around the campus including a visit to our "Spooky Caboose," Kids Concert, Halloween Costume contests, Bounce off some of that Halloween candy at our…

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2019 Pumpkin Patch Express

October 19, 2019
Orange Empire Railway Museum, 2201 South A Street
Perris, CA 92570 United States
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The Pumpkin Patch Express arrives at the Orange Empire Railway Museum select weekends in October 2019! ALL INCLUDED at the Orange Empire Railway Museum Pumpkin Patch Express for a day of Family Halloween Themed Fun! Ride a train to the pumpkin patch to pick and decorate your own pumpkin, Take part in the Candy Scavenger hunt around the campus including a visit to our "Spooky Caboose," Kids Concert, Halloween Costume contests, Bounce off some of that Halloween candy at our…

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2019 Pumpkin Patch Express

October 20, 2019
Orange Empire Railway Museum, 2201 South A Street
Perris, CA 92570 United States
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The Pumpkin Patch Express arrives at the Orange Empire Railway Museum select weekends in October 2019! ALL INCLUDED at the Orange Empire Railway Museum Pumpkin Patch Express for a day of Family Halloween Themed Fun! Ride a train to the pumpkin patch to pick and decorate your own pumpkin, Take part in the Candy Scavenger hunt around the campus including a visit to our "Spooky Caboose," Kids Concert, Halloween Costume contests, Bounce off some of that Halloween candy at our…

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2019 Pumpkin Patch Express

October 26, 2019
Orange Empire Railway Museum, 2201 South A Street
Perris, CA 92570 United States
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The Pumpkin Patch Express arrives at the Orange Empire Railway Museum select weekends in October 2019! ALL INCLUDED at the Orange Empire Railway Museum Pumpkin Patch Express for a day of Family Halloween Themed Fun! Ride a train to the pumpkin patch to pick and decorate your own pumpkin, Take part in the Candy Scavenger hunt around the campus including a visit to our "Spooky Caboose," Kids Concert, Halloween Costume contests, Bounce off some of that Halloween candy at our…

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2019 Pumpkin Patch Express

October 27, 2019
Orange Empire Railway Museum, 2201 South A Street
Perris, CA 92570 United States
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The Pumpkin Patch Express arrives at the Orange Empire Railway Museum select weekends in October 2019! ALL INCLUDED at the Orange Empire Railway Museum Pumpkin Patch Express for a day of Family Halloween Themed Fun! Ride a train to the pumpkin patch to pick and decorate your own pumpkin, Take part in the Candy Scavenger hunt around the campus including a visit to our "Spooky Caboose," Kids Concert, Halloween Costume contests, Bounce off some of that Halloween candy at our…

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November 2019

Day Out with Thomas – 2019 Tour

November 2, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Orange Empire Railway Museum, 2201 South A Street
Perris, CA 92570 United States
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Day Out with Thomas: 2019 Tour Chugging Back to the Orange Empire Railway Museum November 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th & 11th, 2019! Thomas and Sir Topham Hatt are back and ready for big adventures, and even bigger memories with all their friends! Visit our Thomas Info Page to learn more and purchase tickets

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Day Out with Thomas – 2019 Tour

November 3, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Orange Empire Railway Museum, 2201 South A Street
Perris, CA 92570 United States
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Day Out with Thomas: 2019 Tour Chugging Back to the Orange Empire Railway Museum November 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th & 11th, 2019! Thomas and Sir Topham Hatt are back and ready for big adventures, and even bigger memories with all their friends! Visit our Thomas Info Page to learn more and purchase tickets

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Day Out with Thomas – 2019 Tour

November 9, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Orange Empire Railway Museum, 2201 South A Street
Perris, CA 92570 United States
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Day Out with Thomas: 2019 Tour Chugging Back to the Orange Empire Railway Museum November 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th & 11th, 2019! Thomas and Sir Topham Hatt are back and ready for big adventures, and even bigger memories with all their friends! Visit our Thomas Info Page to learn more and purchase tickets

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Day Out with Thomas – 2019 Tour

November 10, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Orange Empire Railway Museum, 2201 South A Street
Perris, CA 92570 United States
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Day Out with Thomas: 2019 Tour Chugging Back to the Orange Empire Railway Museum November 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th & 11th, 2019! Thomas and Sir Topham Hatt are back and ready for big adventures, and even bigger memories with all their friends! Visit our Thomas Info Page to learn more and purchase tickets

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Day Out with Thomas – 2019 Tour

November 11, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Orange Empire Railway Museum, 2201 South A Street
Perris, CA 92570 United States
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Day Out with Thomas: 2019 Tour Chugging Back to the Orange Empire Railway Museum November 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th & 11th, 2019! Thomas and Sir Topham Hatt are back and ready for big adventures, and even bigger memories with all their friends! Visit our Thomas Info Page to learn more and purchase tickets

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Train to Santa’s Workshop 2019

November 29, 2019
Orange Empire Railway Museum, 2201 South A Street
Perris, CA 92570 United States
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Embark on a magical train ride and visit with Santa Claus himself at his North Pole workshop. Ride the train, where elves will lead your family in Christmas songs, holiday trivia games and storytelling. Santa greets the guests as they arrive at the workshop. Visit with Santa & Mrs. Claus at a play area where children can play on Thomas train tables and craft activities. Enjoy refreshments at the Pinacate Station boarding area. Train times: 11:00, 1:00, 3:00, 5:30 &…

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Train to Santa’s Workshop 2019

November 30, 2019
Orange Empire Railway Museum, 2201 South A Street
Perris, CA 92570 United States
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Embark on a magical train ride and visit with Santa Claus himself at his North Pole workshop. Ride the train, where elves will lead your family in Christmas songs, holiday trivia games and storytelling. Santa greets the guests as they arrive at the workshop. Visit with Santa & Mrs. Claus at a play area where children can play on Thomas train tables and craft activities. Enjoy refreshments at the Pinacate Station boarding area. Train times: 11:00, 1:00, 3:00, 5:30 &…

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December 2019

Train to Santa’s Workshop 2019

December 1, 2019
Orange Empire Railway Museum, 2201 South A Street
Perris, CA 92570 United States
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Embark on a magical train ride and visit with Santa Claus himself at his North Pole workshop. Ride the train, where elves will lead your family in Christmas songs, holiday trivia games and storytelling. Santa greets the guests as they arrive at the workshop. Visit with Santa & Mrs. Claus at a play area where children can play on Thomas train tables and craft activities. Enjoy refreshments at the Pinacate Station boarding area. Train times: 11:00, 1:00, 3:00, 5:30 &…

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Train to Santa’s Workshop 2019

December 6, 2019
Orange Empire Railway Museum, 2201 South A Street
Perris, CA 92570 United States
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Embark on a magical train ride and visit with Santa Claus himself at his North Pole workshop. Ride the train, where elves will lead your family in Christmas songs, holiday trivia games and storytelling. Santa greets the guests as they arrive at the workshop. Visit with Santa & Mrs. Claus at a play area where children can play on Thomas train tables and craft activities. Enjoy refreshments at the Pinacate Station boarding area. Train times: 11:00, 1:00, 3:00, 5:30 &…

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Train to Santa’s Workshop 2019

December 7, 2019
Orange Empire Railway Museum, 2201 South A Street
Perris, CA 92570 United States
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Embark on a magical train ride and visit with Santa Claus himself at his North Pole workshop. Ride the train, where elves will lead your family in Christmas songs, holiday trivia games and storytelling. Santa greets the guests as they arrive at the workshop. Visit with Santa & Mrs. Claus at a play area where children can play on Thomas train tables and craft activities. Enjoy refreshments at the Pinacate Station boarding area. Train times: 11:00, 1:00, 3:00, 5:30 &…

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Train to Santa’s Workshop 2019

December 8, 2019
Orange Empire Railway Museum, 2201 South A Street
Perris, CA 92570 United States
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Embark on a magical train ride and visit with Santa Claus himself at his North Pole workshop. Ride the train, where elves will lead your family in Christmas songs, holiday trivia games and storytelling. Santa greets the guests as they arrive at the workshop. Visit with Santa & Mrs. Claus at a play area where children can play on Thomas train tables and craft activities. Enjoy refreshments at the Pinacate Station boarding area. Train times: 11:00, 1:00, 3:00, 5:30 &…

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Train to Santa’s Workshop 2019

December 13, 2019
Orange Empire Railway Museum, 2201 South A Street
Perris, CA 92570 United States
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Embark on a magical train ride and visit with Santa Claus himself at his North Pole workshop. Ride the train, where elves will lead your family in Christmas songs, holiday trivia games and storytelling. Santa greets the guests as they arrive at the workshop. Visit with Santa & Mrs. Claus at a play area where children can play on Thomas train tables and craft activities. Enjoy refreshments at the Pinacate Station boarding area. Train times: 11:00, 1:00, 3:00, 5:30 &…

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Train to Santa’s Workshop 2019

December 14, 2019
Orange Empire Railway Museum, 2201 South A Street
Perris, CA 92570 United States
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Embark on a magical train ride and visit with Santa Claus himself at his North Pole workshop. Ride the train, where elves will lead your family in Christmas songs, holiday trivia games and storytelling. Santa greets the guests as they arrive at the workshop. Visit with Santa & Mrs. Claus at a play area where children can play on Thomas train tables and craft activities. Enjoy refreshments at the Pinacate Station boarding area. Train times: 11:00, 1:00, 3:00, 5:30 &…

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Train to Santa’s Workshop 2019

December 15, 2019
Orange Empire Railway Museum, 2201 South A Street
Perris, CA 92570 United States
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Embark on a magical train ride and visit with Santa Claus himself at his North Pole workshop. Ride the train, where elves will lead your family in Christmas songs, holiday trivia games and storytelling. Santa greets the guests as they arrive at the workshop. Visit with Santa & Mrs. Claus at a play area where children can play on Thomas train tables and craft activities. Enjoy refreshments at the Pinacate Station boarding area. Train times: 11:00, 1:00, 3:00, 5:30 &…

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