Testimonials from Elf Express riders

"It was such a treat to have a sense of community and happiness. Age appropriate for my grand daughter (5) A treat for area children who have never been on a train."

"Everyone was friendly and Christopher for the photo opportunity was so cute and the back drop was great. The staff on the train were very attentive to the kids and did a great job keeping up the enthusiasm, etc. Santa was great doing the photo ops as well. Overall, a great experience and I would take my daughter again. LOVED that they got a free book autographed by the elves. That was very special and a great unexpected bonus."

"I thought it was great and well planned. I had a great time and plenty of room. I do know though a friend of mine had purchased 9 tickets and there was not enough room when they got on the train and they had to hold grandchildren on laps for paid seats. Not sure if she would let anyone know."

"It was just wonderful, everyone was so pleasant, the elves were just great and so sweet to my kids. We will definitely do this every year! :-)"

"The effort to bring something like this to Manchester and offer a fun activity for the children during the Christmas season."

"I really liked the cast and they were very interactive with the kids which was fantastic!! I loved that we got to see Christopher Pop-In-Kins and take pictures and it was really special to meet the illustrator of the book!! The tent serving food was a welcomed surprise as well which is something you don't get at any other train XMas events (Polar Express, etc). Overall, GREAT job on your first year!!!"

"The kids who were dressed as the elves were wonderful, interacting with young and old, making us all feel welcome. We were also very happy with the offer to stay at the Manchester View for one night and get one free, if we provided proof that we were taking the train ride."

"Very enjoyable, was with my daughter, my husband and 3 of my 9 grandkids. Very Christmasy"

"Well planned ; engaging ; children received attention from the elves; fun.. etc etc..... also the cost was reasonable . And it was great to support the Lion's Club and the State of VT . It was very generous to give each child a copy of the Christopher Pop in Kin's book. What a wonderful keepsake."

"This event was much better than the one up north. The train was much cleaner (seats) and the elfs were great. I especially liked the gift at the end...what a plus...however, I would have been very upset if I had purchased the book/elf ahead of time and then receive the same book again. I did purchase the book/elf ahead of time, except my granddaughter opted for Christina :-) so she really ended up with the best of both worlds. You all did an awesome job!"

"This was a great event I hope to make this a tradition. The elves were awesome and completely in character at all times. Santa and mrs claus a great touch. :)"

"The dancing "elves" were phenomenal - friendly, upbeat, engaged the children and very professional. Even their costumes were professional. Having the Real Elf on the shelf was SO MAGICAL for the kids - that made a huge impression; Mr & Mrs Claus were great, the hot chocolate, cookies, singing, dancing - it was wonderful!!"

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