Friday, December 31, 2010

A Novel Way to Bring in the New Year

Guests of The Madeleine Bed & Breakfast Inn may want to ride into the new year with a midnight excursion on the Santa Fe Southern Railroad.  These vintage trains have been authentically restored and are quite comfortable.  My family and I prefer the more modest and rustic coach train because it feels more authentic, though the Silver Class is actually a more luxurious ride.

On Friday, December 31 the train will depart from the Santa Fe Depot at 10pm, heading for Lamy.  Enjoy complimentary hors d'oeurvres, desserts, music and fun.  Just before midnight you will be given a glass of champagne, and the train whistle will blow to signal the start of the new year.  You will be brought back to the station at 12:30am.

If celebrating New Year's Day on a train sounds more appealing, you can take advantage of the "Hair O' the Dog" ride on January 1 from 1-3:30pm.  Gaze at the winter wonderland around you as you roll gently along the track, nursing a Bloody Mary or Mimosa from the cash bar.

Prices for these two events are $45 or $55 for adults, $40 or $50 for Seniors, and $30 or $40 for children ages 3-13.

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