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11th Annual Country Christmas Train to Run Nov. 29-Dec. 27

The Country Christmas Train event at Denton FarmPark celebrates its 11th anniversary this year beginning Friday night, Nov. 29 and continuing, each weekend and other select weeknights, through Dec. 27.* The event includes a new display this year in memory of G. Brown Loflin, the founder of Denton FarmPark, who died Sept. 10.

A full-size train leaves every half hour from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., taking passengers on a 1 ½ -mile loop around Denton FarmPark past hundreds of light displays, a live Nativity, and a short film about the Christmas story. Each ride lasts about 20 minutes.

The Country Christmas Train event began in 2009. Over the years, Loflin and his family also acquired a number of historic buildings and moved them to the farm. Today, Denton FarmPark has 15 restored buildings including a general store, grist mill, church, plantation house, blacksmith shop and log cabin.

Admission to the Country Christmas Train is $16 for adults. Admission for children ages 5 to 11 is $5, and the event is free for children 4 and under. Visitors should enter the park at 4259 Handy Road in Denton.

Food, souvenir and craft items will be available for purchase. Ferris wheel, carriage, wagon and pony rides, as well as photographs with Santa Claus, are available for extra fees. For more complete information about the event, days of operation and ticket sales, see

Special events will take place on the following days:
Dec. 12: Food drive for the South Davidson Family Resource Center. Bring at least two canned food items and receive $2 off regular adult admission. Limit one discount per adult.
Dec. 13: Kids Ride Free Night and Toy Collection Night.  Kids 11 and under, accompanied by a paying adult, ride free. Denton FarmPark will also collect toys for Toys4Town, which benefits the Silver Valley Civitans’ Project Santa.
*The event takes place the following nights:
Nov. 29- Dec. 1; Dec. 6-8; Dec. 12-15; Dec. 19-23; Dec. 26-27