The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Roaring Camp Railroads are pleased to announce a new holiday event, Holiday Out With Thomas. Thomas the Tank Engine™, the popular storybook engine, chugs into Santa Cruz for a new holiday tradition starting December 3, 2011. The event is presented by HIT Entertainment and sponsored by MEGA Brands, a leading toy company.
The Holiday Out With Thomas event includes a twenty-five minute train ride led by a 15 ton replica of Thomas the Tank Engine, decorated for the holidays and ready to greet his fans in Santa Cruz. Festivities also include a spin on the Boardwalk’s 100-year old Looff Carousel; face painting; bounce house; a choice of arcade tokens, mini golf or laser tag; a “make and take” Thomas ornament; and photo opportunities with Holiday Thomas and Sir Topham Hatt, Controller of the Railway. Thomas & Friends™ merchandise will also be available.
The Boardwalk’s Holiday Out With Thomas marks the first time a holiday-themed Day Out With Thomas event has been hosted in the United States. Thomas makes an annual stop at Roaring Camp each summer for the Day Out with Thomas tour.
Ticket price includes a twenty-five minute round-trip Thomas train ride departing from the Boardwalk featuring interactions with Santa and his elves, candy canes, holiday carols and a souvenir song book, as well as face painting, a “make and take” Thomas ornament, a Carousel ride, plus a choice of arcade tokens, laser tag, or mini-golf on the Boardwalk.