8th Annual CASA Christmas Express
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8th Annual CASA Christmas Express

8th Annual CASA Christmas Express

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Joliet Union Station

50 East Jefferson St.

Joliet, IL

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Looking for some family fun this Christmas? Look no further than CASA of Will County’s Annual Christmas Express. The popular train ride goes from Joliet Union Station to Tinley Park's Oak Park Avenue Station (round trip).

The Christmas Express trains will run on both Saturday, Dec. 3 and Sunday Dec. 4 where your family will get to enjoy a fun filled day of activities, food, and more!




Joliet Union Station

Be sure to arrive early to enjoy all the activities planned at Joliet Union station between 7:30 AM and 3:00 PM. Enjoy:

  • Face painting

  • Children's games*

  • Raffle featuring many wonderful items

  • Model railroad display

* Courtesy of Joliet Women's Club





Tinley Park

Activities — Once you exit the train at Tinley Park's Oak Park Avenue station, the fun is just beginning! It's just a short walk (block and a half) to Durbin's, where you will visit Santa (with photo) and enjoy breakfast (first train only) or lunch as well as hot cocoa and cookies. You will then proceed to Santa's Workshop for crafts and activities at the Viking Lodge (175th & Oak Park Ave.)

Food at Durbin's in Tinley ParkThose who purchased tickets for the first train will enjoy Breakfast with Santa. Those arriving on later trains can take advantage of a special buffet menu of pizza, pasta, salad, and soft drinks at Durbin's. While in Tinley Park, enjoy our other planned activities, all free of charge.

Also, for those departing Tinley Park after 12 noon, the Village of Tinley Park will have its annual holiday festivities in full swing, with carriage rides, ice carvings, music and entertainment and the popular Holiday Market as well as a large heated tent with a variety of vendors located in the train station parking lot.




Be sure to purchase a ticket for the time of day in which your family wants to participate!




TICKET, DEPARTURE AND PARKING INFO

Tickets are only $35 this year and include the following wide array of activities and fun listed above! For the price of one ticket, you get free parking, food, photos with Santa, a round trip ticket plus fun and activities at multiple locations. You won’t want to miss out on this great deal for holiday fun with the family.

Upon purchasing your tickets, you will recieve an email with your tickets attached which you MUST print out and show at check-in on the day of the event.

Note: EVERY PASSENGER AGE TWO AND OLDER MUST HAVE A TICKET TO BOARD THE CHRISTMAS EXPRESS AND PARTICIPATE IN THE DAY'S ACTIVITIES. Thank you!

FULL TRAIN SCHEDULE

Please be aware that your ticket is specific to the departure time you purchased, as all trains are pre-scheduled and fully booked. However, you are free to take any return train that you wish so that you can enjoy all of the activities being offered (see above). Following is the complete train schedule for your convenience, with the train number listed in parentheses. Please note that the actual schedule is subject to change. Please check Metra for exact times and additional information.

Saturday, December 3 (Activities in Joliet and Tinley Park at Durbin's and Viking Lodge)

  1. From Joliet to Tinley Park, 8:15 AM to 8:41 AM (106); Return Train Departs Tinley Park 11:17 AM, Arrives Joliet 11:50 AM (109)

  2. From Joliet to Tinley Park, 10:15 AM to 10:41 AM (110); Return Train Departs Tinley Park 1:17 PM, Arrives Joliet 1:50 PM (113)

  3. From Joliet to Tinley Park, 12:15 PM to 12:41 PM (114); Return Train Departs Tinley Park 3:17 PM, Arrives Joliet 3:50 PM (115)

  4. From Joliet to Tinley Park, 2:15 PM to 2:41 PM (118); Return Train Departs Tinley Park 5:17 PM, Arrives Joliet 5:50 PM (119)

Sunday, December 4 (Activities in Joliet and Tinley Park at Durbin's and Viking Lodge)

  1. From Joliet to Tinley Park, 8:15 AM to 8:41 AM (106); Return Train Departs Tinley Park 11:17 AM, Arrives Joliet 11:50 AM (109)

  2. From Joliet to Tinley Park, 10:15 AM to 10:41 AM (110); Return Train Departs Tinley Park 1:17 PM, Arrives Joliet 1:50 PM (113)

  3. From Joliet to Tinley Park, 12:15 PM to 12:41 PM (114); Return Train Departs Tinley Park 3:17 PM, Arrives Joliet 3:50 PM (115)

  4. From Joliet to Tinley Park, 2:15 PM to 2:41 PM (118); Return Train Departs Tinley Park 5:17 PM, Arrives Joliet 5:50 PM (119)

Trains will depart from Joliet Union Station located at 50 East Jefferson, Joliet, IL. Free parking will be available in the lot at the station for your convenience. Please plan to arrive 1 hour prior to your scheduled departure time, longer if you wish to participate more fully in the activities at the station.


Please note that all sales are final. We thank you for your donation.


CASA of Will County is a United Way agency and a member of the National CASA Association.

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