The Peter Cottontail Express will return to St. Marys April 8 and April 15 during a special Easter train excursion.
Children of all ages are invited to see the antics of Peter Cottontail and other storybook characters at 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. each day as the St. Marys Express takes passengers through woodlands and marshlands with entertainment along the way. At the Midway stage, actors from St. Marys Little Theatre will bring the Easter bunny story to life. Peter Cottontail will board the train for the return trip and host a special Easter egg hunt back at the station.
Event organizers expect the express to sell out early.
“Volunteers for St. Marys Little Theatre create engaging scenarios that get the passengers involved before, after, and during the train ride,” said Barbara Ryan, entertainment director for St. Marys Express. “We have many returning guests because they know that each excursion is an entirely new and different experience.”
The Peter Cottontail Express departs from Theatre by the Trax, located at 1000 Osborne Street in St. Marys. Tickets are $20 for adults and $14 for children 12 and under. Children 2 and under ride free. Tickets can be purchased at www.stmarysrailroad.com or by calling (912) 200-5235. Special group discounts are available for groups of 10 or more by calling (912) 729-1103 to get a discount code.
A complete train schedule for future St. Marys Express excursions slated for this year can be found at www.stmarysrailroad.com.