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Start Christmas celebrations early, be happier study shows. Tickets to the Train to Christmas Town in Oregon are now available for purchase.

HOOD RIVER, Ore., June 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent study from the Journal of Environmental Psychology says research shows decorating for the holidays early can be good for one's mental health. It demonstrates you are sociable and open to making new friends and supports a nostalgic feelings about one's childhood.

Santa waves at children aboard the Train to Christmas Town

That same feeling of Christmas happiness is felt in holiday traditions.  A journey aboard the Train to Christmas Town celebrates Christmas traditions such as cocoa, cookies, Santa, stories, carols and making memories with loved ones. "Our repeat riders love the tradition of an annual ride with a fantastic show and train ride for families, and many are excited to book their tickets now ahead of the holiday rush," said Ed Ellis, President of the Premier Rail Collection, who puts on the event.

Tickets are available now for the train ride which departs from Hood River, Oregon this November 16th through December 22nd. The on-board theatrical event is based on the children's book, Train to Christmas Town, and the rides includes a cookies and cocoa served by elves, a reading of the book, a visit from Santa with a gift for each child, and Christmas carols.  The festive atmosphere at the station and on the train includes original holiday music from the Grammy-nominated band "Trout Fishing in America."

The Train to Christmas Town train ride and performance is also available at five other locations in the US and UK.  Tickets are available online at www.mthoodrr.com or by phone at (877) 872-4661.

-About the Mt Hood Railroad-

Mount Hood Railroad is a century-old short line scenic railroad offering passenger excursions through the valleys of Oregon's Columbia River Gorge in the shadow of Mount Hood.  Along the way the train passes orchards, forests, vineyards and farms, capturing the nostalgia of classic American train travel along the way. The Mt Hood Railroad departs from the historic Train Depot at 110 Railroad St, Hood River, OR.



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