Upcoming Events

Candy Express Express Train Ride
Candy Cane Express Train Ride
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 10AM
Georgia Veterans State Park
Cordele, GA
Only a few left!
Hop aboard with Santa as we travel from Georgia Veterans State Park Depot to President Jimmy Carter's hometown of Plains, Georgia. Our elves will pass out free candy canes and we'll enjoy Christmas music along the way. Explore the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site Museum, the train depot Campaign Headquarters, The Billy Carter Service Station & Museum, shop the retail stores on Main Street and sample peanut butter treats.

Boarding: 9:30am / Departure: 10:00am
(Total trip: 6 hours, 0 minutes)
North Pole Express
Friday, December 14, 2018 at 6:30PM
Georgia Veterans State Park
Cordele, GA
Join SAM Shortline for special Christmas train ride from our Georgia Veterans State Park Depot to our Downtown Cordele Depot to visit with Santa!

Downtown Cordele's "Winter Wonderland" will feature lots of activities for the kids including bouncy houses and a REAL snow slide!

Boarding: 6:00pm / Departure: 6:30pm
(Total trip: 3 hours, 0 minutes)
Candy Express Express Train Ride
Candy Cane Express Train Ride
Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 10AM
Georgia Veterans State Park
Cordele, GA
Only a few left!
Hop aboard with Santa as we travel from Georgia Veterans State Park Depot to President Jimmy Carter's hometown of Plains, Georgia. Our elves will pass out free candy canes and we'll enjoy Christmas music along the way. Explore the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site Museum, the train depot Campaign Headquarters, The Billy Carter Service Station & Museum, shop the retail stores on Main Street and sample peanut butter treats.

Boarding: 9:30am / Departure: 10:00am
(Total trip: 6 hours, 0 minutes)
Mistletoe Express Train Ride
Friday, December 21, 2018 at 9:15AM
Downtown Cordele Depot
Cordele, GA
Hop aboard with Santa as we travel from our Downtown Cordele Depot to President Jimmy Carter's hometown of Plains, Georgia. Our elves will pass out free candy canes and we'll enjoy Christmas music along the way. Explore the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site Museum, the train depot Campaign Headquarters, The Billy Carter Service Station & Museum, shop the retail stores on Main Street and sample peanut butter treats.

Boarding: 8:45am / Departure: 9:15am
(Total trip: 7 hours, 20 minutes)
Breakfast With Santa (#1)
Breakfast With Santa
Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 8:15AM
Georgia Veterans State Park
Cordele, GA

Sold Out

Climb aboard the train for a special trip to the Lake Blackshear trestle, where you will enjoy Chick-Fil-A minis and other special Christmas treats with the Jolly Ol’ Elf.

Boarding: 8:00am / Departure: 8:15am

8:00 AM Boarding begins
8:15 AM Depart Georgia Vetereans State Park Depot
8:20 AM Park on trestle to eat breakfast
8:50 AM Train ride for 45 minutes
9:35 AM Arrive Georgia Veterans State Park Depot
(Total trip: 1 hour, 20 minutes)
Breakfast With Santa (#2)
Breakfast With Santa
Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 10:15AM
Georgia Veterans State Park
Cordele, GA

Sold Out

Climb aboard the train for a special trip to the Lake Blackshear trestle, where you will enjoy Chick-Fil-A minis and other special Christmas treats with the Jolly Ol’ Elf.

Boarding: 10:00am / Departure: 10:15am

10:00 AM Boarding begins
10:15 AM Depart Georgia Vetereans State Park Depot
10:20 AM Park on trestle to eat breakfast
10:50 AM Train ride for 45 minutes
11:35 AM Arrive Georgia Veterans State Park Depot
(Total trip: 1 hour, 20 minutes)
Breakfast With Santa (#3)
Breakfast With Santa
Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 12:15PM
Georgia Veterans State Park
Cordele, GA

Sold Out

Climb aboard the train for a special trip to the Lake Blackshear trestle, where you will enjoy Chick-Fil-A minis and other special Christmas treats with the Jolly Ol’ Elf.

Boarding: 12:00pm / Departure: 12:15pm

12:00 PM Boarding begins
12:15 PM Depart Georgia Vetereans State Park Depot
12:20 PM Park on trestle to eat breakfast
12:50 PM Train ride for 45 minutes
1:35 PM Arrive Georgia Veterans State Park Depot
(Total trip: 1 hour, 20 minutes)
TBA - To Be Announced Train Ride
Thursday, February 14, 2019 at 9:30AM
Georgia Veterans State Park
Cordele, GA
Details Coming Soon!
TBA - To Be Announced Train Ride
Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 9:30AM
Georgia Veterans State Park
Cordele, GA
Details Coming Soon!
TBA - To Be Announced Train Ride
Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 9:30AM
Downtown Cordele Depot
Cordele, GA
Details Coming Soon!