Holiday Out With Thomas Giveaway

By Shannon Gosney
In California
December 8, 2011

Do you have a little one who loves Thomas the Tank Engine?  Come to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and experience a life size Thomas the Tank Engine!  The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Roaring Camp Railroads are pleased to announce a new holiday event – Holiday Out With Thomas.  Thomas the Tank Engine, the popular storybook engine, chugs into Santa Cruz for a new holiday tradition starting December 3, 2011.  The event is presented by HIT Entertainment and sponsored by MEGA Brands, a leading toy company.

The Holiday Out With Thomas event includes a twenty-five minute train ride led by a 15 ton replica of Thomas the Tank Engine, decorated for the holidays and ready to greet his fans in Santa Cruz. Festivities also include a spin on the Boardwalk’s 100-year old Looff Carousel; face painting; bounce house; a choice of arcade tokens, mini golf or laser tag; a “make and take” Thomas ornament; and photo opportunities with Holiday Thomas and Sir Topham Hatt, Controller of the Railway. Thomas & Friends™ merchandise will also be available.

The Boardwalk’s Holiday Out With Thomas marks the first time a holiday-themed Day Out With Thomas event has been hosted in the United States.Thomas makes an annual stop at Roaring Camp each summer for the Day Out with Thomas tour.

  • 2011 “Holiday Out With Thomas” Dates:  December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, and 18
  • Holiday Out With Thomas tickets are $28.00 per person, ages 2 and up
  • Train departs from the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Ticket price includes a twenty-five minute round-trip Thomas train ride departing from the Boardwalk featuring interactions with Santa and his elves, candy canes, holiday carols and a souvenir song book, as well as face painting, a “make and take” Thomas ornament, a Carousel ride, plus a choice of arcade tokens, laser tag, or mini-golf on the Boardwalk.

For more information, please visit . Tickets are also available by calling TicketWeb at             866-468-7630      . Parking at the Boardwalk is $6 per car.


1 lucky reader on The Mommy-Files will win 4 tickets to the Holiday Out With Thomas on Saturday, December 10th at 11:30 a.m.!!!


– Tell me in a comment who your favorite character from Thomas & Friends is.


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– Contest will close at 11:59 a.m. PST on Friday, December 9th, 2011! Any entries after this time will be deleted!
– Contest open to U.S. residents only.

I received no compensation for this post.  The giveaway is sponsored by HIT Entertainment and MEGA Brands.  All opinions expressed on this post are 100% mine.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

11 Responses to “Holiday Out With Thomas Giveaway”

  1. Maureen says:

    It is a tie between Thomas and Percy.

  2. Maureen says:

    I follow via GFC as suburban prep

  3. Kristin M. says:

    My son love Salty. We have the one that talks, and I get to hear it ALL the time.

  4. Kristin M. says:

    I’m a twitter fan.

  5. Kristin M. says:

    I’m a facebook friend.

  6. Kristin M. says:

    I’m now following on google connect.

  7. Kristin M. says:

    I’m an email subscriber.

  8. caroline schaffer says:

    We would LOVE to win tickets to this!

  9. caroline schaffer says:

    I posted on your facebook page, does that count for an entry?

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