Santa swaps the sleigh for a steam train

01 December 2014

Santa's giving the white boomers a rest and steaming in by train to Santa Sunday hosted by The Workshops Rail Museum, only on Sunday 14 December.

Good little boys and girls will meet the jolly old chap and share their Christmas wish, giving mum and dad a prime opportunity to capture a festive happy snap.

The Ran Tan Bush Band is set to play plenty of Aussie sing-a-long tunes for little ones to enjoy and boogie.

Museum Director Andrew Moritz said the family day event is about giving the gift of time with each other.

"This is a day for families to come together, relax, enjoy some entertainment and create festive memories," he said.

"After meeting Santa and ticking off the activities, we welcome visitors to BYO a picnic blanket and take advantage of our expansive grounds."

Less pressure than Santa's workshop, ceramic plates and mugs are ready for decorating for Christmas gifts in the Painting Workshop.

Creation Station is primed for making Christmas craft to take home, plus kids have the chance to write a letter to Santa and post in the special mail box.

In Aussie Christmas fashion, backyard game favourites, cricket, badminton and volleyball will make good use of the Powerhouse lawns for family fun.

Visitors can take a time out and cruise around the Museum grounds on a miniature train ride, or soak up the stories of yester year by wondering through the exhibits.

Santa's preferred choice of transport, the Christmas Express steam train departs from the Museum for a breath of country air to Grandchester. See the locomotive turned around before returning to the Museum. Bookings are essential and tickets do not include Museum entry. Steam train tickets are $125 for a family (2 Adults and up to 2 Children), $29 for child tickets and adults are $35.

For more event information contact The Workshops Rail Museum on (07) 3432 5100 or visit theworkshops.qm.qld.gov.au.

The Workshops Rail Museum, part of the Queensland Museum Network, is winner of Australian and Queensland Tourism Awards for Heritage & Cultural Tourism.