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10th Annual Country Christmas Train to Run Nov. 23-Dec. 27

The Country Christmas Train event at Denton FarmPark celebrates its 10th anniversary this year beginning Friday night, Nov. 23 and continuing, each weekend and other select weeknights, through Dec. 27.

A full-size train leaves every half hour from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., taking passengers on a 1 ½ -mile loop around Denton FarmPark past hundreds of light displays, a live Nativity, and a short film about the Christmas story. Each ride lasts about 20 minutes.

Before or after riding the train, passengers can visit a number of other exhibits at the park, including a doll museum, general store, Myers Garage, a Coca-Cola memorabilia museum, and arts and crafts exhibits. Visitors can also hear the Christmas story and sing carols in a small church. New this year is a scavenger hunt for kids in the radio museum and entertainment by the Soap Bubble Circus on Friday and Saturday nights. A Ferris wheel will be in place on all nights except Nov. 30-Dec. 2; a Tubs of Fun carnival game and giant slide will be available those nights instead.

Admission is $13 for adults on Thursday, Friday and Sunday nights, and $15 on Saturday nights. Admission for children ages 5 to 11 is $5, and the event is free for children 4 and under.

Visitors should enter the park at 4259 Handy Road in Denton.

Food, souvenir and craft items will be available for purchase. Ferris wheel, carriage, wagon and pony rides, as well as photographs with Santa Claus, are available for extra fees. For more complete information about the event, days of operation and ticket sales, see

Special events will take place on the following days:
Dec. 13: Food drive for the South Davidson Family Resource Center. Bring at least two canned food items and receive $2 off regular adult admission. Limit one discount per adult.
Dec. 14: Kids Ride Free Night and Toy Collection Night.  Kids 11 and under, accompanied by a paying adult, ride free. Denton FarmPark will also collect toys for Toys4Town, which benefits the Silver Valley Civitans’ Project Santa.
Denton FarmPark is a family-owned historical park with 15 restored buildings including a general store, grist mill, church, plantation house, blacksmith shop and log cabin. It is the site of the annual Southeast Old Threshers’ Reunion, the largest steam, gas and antique farm machinery show in the Southeast.