An unique way to welcome the New Year can be found on the Hocking Valley Scenic Railway's New Year's Eve Celebration Train on Tuesday, December 31 in Nelsonville, Ohio. Nelsonville is located 56 miles southeast of Columbus.
New Year's Eve Train Scheduled for a 10:30 p.m. departure, passengers on the 2 hour Hocking Valley Scenic Railway New Year's Eve train excursion will be treated to food, a train ride on a diesel-powered vintage train and even fireworks as they ring in the New Year. Passengers can choose to ride in a car serving wine and cheese or in a car serving pizza and pop.
Seating on the train is on a first-come, first served basis so it is recommended that you arrive early. Passengers may not bring their own alcoholic drinks on board but they are permitted to bring their own soft drinks. No one under the age of 21 may enter the Wine & Cheese car.
Fares for the Wine & Cheese car seating are $35 for adults and $30 for seniors (60+). Fares for the Pizza & Pop car seating are $30 for adults, $25 for seniors and $20 for children (3-12). Children under 3 are free but must sit on a guardian's lap.
Advance reservations are required and must be made by December 29. Tickets purchased online will be held at the depot and must be picked up 30 minutes prior to the departure of the train.
Reservations can be made by calling 740-753-9531 or by getting online at www.hvsry.org.
The train departs from the Hocking Valley Scenic Railway Depot in Nelsonville, Ohio. It is approximately a 3 hour, 22 minute drive from Cleveland.