All aboard a date night experience never seen before in Huntsville… The North Alabama Railroad Museum has opened up their private train roomettes and suites for the nighttime North Star Christmas Train Ride! It’s time to up your game and make your Huntsville Date Night in December an adventure, not just going to dinner.
Date Night on a Christmas Train
Cozy up on the love seat in your private nook in the suites train. Close the curtains and even the metal door to your private roomette to heighten your date night experience. Observe out your private window the lights of Huntsville and feel the rumble and sway of riding in a historic train car.
In your private room enjoy quiet moments sipping hot chocolate and nibbling warm cookies with your Sweetie. The souvenir glass mugs are even yours to keep after this memorable night on the train. This is a unique and new date night experience for Huntsville and a great opportunity to do something different with your Significant Other outside of the usual holiday hustle and bustle.
Keep in mind this sleeper car train was originally built in 1949 and renovated by NARM. You’ll be traveling this 10-mile, 45-minute route in a real piece of southern history. Riding the North Star Limited transports you not only around the outskirts of Huntsville but back in time in this historically preserved train with accompaniments you wont find anywhere else in the Rocket City.
Make your kid-free night a memorable, nostalgic and romantic one, on the North Star Christmas Train!
North Star Limited Do’s & Don’ts
Do arrive early. You’ll need some extra time to park, pick up your tickets, and see the renovated depot and train cars. You might even run into Santa so keep your camera handy!
Don’t forget to go before you leave the station. There are no bathrooms available on the trains, and the ride is about 45 minutes long. Visit the restrooms at the Chase Depot before and after you depart.
Do expect to be around children part of the time. The North Star Limited Date Night is in a private train car, but at the same time as the regular North Star kid’s rides. Santa will visit each child at their general admission seat during these rides, and excitement will be high at the station. But once you board the train, grown-ups can be assured they will have privacy and quiet.
Don’t BYOB or Food. These trains are a piece of real history that volunteers have dedicated a lot of time, funds, and care to renovate. No alcohol is allowed, or any food or beverage other than what is served.
North Star Limited Date Nights
Friday, Dec 4 at 6:00 PM
Saturday, Dec 5 at 6:00 PM
Friday, Dec 11 at 6:00 PM
Saturday, Dec 12 at 6:00 PM
Friday, Dec 18 at 6:00 PM
Saturday, Dec 19 at 6:00 PM
Cost: $100 for two adults – Purchase online HERE – Roomettes are for two adults only, no children. Suites are also available for $300 up to six people, with no more than four adults per suite for comfort – kids are allowed in suites.
Covid-19 Updates: All rides will be at 50% capacity for the rest of 2020. The train will be disinfected between runs. Masks and social distancing are required. More details about Covid policies here.
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Rachel Brown is a foodie by heart and Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator by trade. A mother of two young children, she is always searching for fun and exciting things to eat and create as a family. Rachel moved here from Nashville, TN in 2016 and is enjoying exploring Huntsville and all the exciting things happening here. You can follow her exciting Huntsville foodie finds on her Instagram @RocketCityDietitian or on FaceBook as Rocket City Dietitian.