Yankee Trails World Travel marks the return of its theatrical production and motor coach ride “Santa’s Magical Express” by providing the first five shows of the season free of charge to families of the The Bus Stop Club and children involved with the Albany Police Athletic League (PAL).
Albany PAL has worked with local inner city children for more than 20 years, providing educational and recreational activities and juvenile crime prevention programs. The Bus Stop Club gives siblings of children with chronic illness or special needs the care and supervision of health care workers, to gain the support they need to help overcome the everyday battles they are faced with.
“Yankee Trails has called the Capital Region home for more than 50 years and feels strongly about giving back to our community,” said Stephen Tobin, President of Yankee Trails World Travel. “We are honored to provide the families of The Bus Stop Club and our friends at Albany PAL with an evening of holiday joy and cheer and thank them for joining us for such a special evening. We’re pleased to announce that due to our previous years’ success, we’ve added show times for the 2014 Santa’s Magical Express and invite families from the Capital Region and beyond to check out the new show.”
The Santa’s Magical Express interactive shows get children and families alike in the holiday spirit by embarking on a special journey to help Santa save Christmas from the sneaky Jack Frost. From taking pictures with Santa to chasing down favorite holiday characters like Frosty the Snowman and Ebenezer Scrooge, the 90 minute motor coach rides takes families on a trip from Yankee Trails World Travel around Rensselaer before picking up Santa at Garelick Farms. The show even includes a stop at Price Chopper for milk and cookies, and families are treated to lights displays donated by Albany PAL from Capital Holiday Lights in the Park!
Santa’s Magical Express has expanded this year to include more shows, every through starting , through . Each day has been expanded to offer five departure times. Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes prior at Yankee Trails World Travel, 569 3rd Avenue Extension, Rensselaer, in order to check in, prior to taking part in pre-show activities.