The folks at the Rockhill Trolley Museum are very excited about to hold their Polar Bear Express and Santa’s Trolley Rides again this year, and everyone is invited. It’s the 30th Anniversary of Santa’s Trolley!!! Both events are great fun and they are the museum’s biggest and most important fundraiser of the year for their entirely volunteer, nonprofit, historical, educational, operating museum.
Located across from the old East Broad Top Railroad’s Orbisonia Station since 1960 they are always looking for visitors, supporters and new volunteer members, so don’t be shy! Come and bring your family and friends to the Rockhill Trolley Museum, the first operating trolley museum in Pennsylvania…come often, make it a tradition!
The Polar Bear Express trolley rides have been operating longer than there was a Polar Express movie and its light displays and activities are a little different every year. It is a night-time ride on heated, restored, antique trolleys through the newly designed, holiday light displays. Caroling and story-telling are welcome along the way. Riders can enjoy free hot chocolate and cookies by the bonfire back at the Picnic Pavilion. Polar Bear Express trolley rides run weekends, Friday and Saturday evenings from 6:30 PM until the last departure at 9:00 PM, November 27 and 28, December 4 and 5 and December 11 and 12, rain, snow or shine! Tickets are $8.00 for adults and $5 for children. Each ticket is good for only one cookie and one hot chocolate per person and as many rides as you want as long as there is room on the trolley cars.
This is the 30th Anniversary for Santa’s Trolley, which is always one day only, the first Saturday in December, this year, Saturday, December 5 from 10 AM until the last departing trolley at 4:00 PM, rain, snow or shine! Santa and Mrs. Claus love to visit with each and every child who rides on the antique trolleys to see them. Santa, with Mrs. Claus and the elves helping him, personally speaks to each child and gives each one a little token Christmas gift and every rider, young and old, receives a little treat. Caroling and story-telling are welcome on this trolley ride as well. The trolleys are heated and so are the Picnic Pavilion and Museum Store! Everyone can visit the model trains and purchase additional treats and refreshments as well as train and trolley gifts. Santa’s Trolley tickets are $8.00.
For more information or to buy tickets online, visit the website, www.RockhillTrolley.org. You can also call 814-447-9576 for information or to let a message. The Rockhill Trolley Museum address is 430 Meadow St., Rockhill Furnace (Orbisonia), PA 17249, just off US 522, on PA 994, across from the old East Broad Top Railroad.
Also, don’t miss the Rockhill Trolley Museum’s model railroad display of a Polar Express Bumper Trolley traveling through the Gum Drop Mountains as part of the Huntingdon County Visitors Bureau’s “Life Size Candy Land Holiday Display” at the Visitors Center at Seven Points, Hesston from December 7 through December 13. Come and vote with donations for your favorite display and nonprofit or charity! Call 888-Raystown or check HCVB’s website, Raystown.org for details.