Ya know, South Jersey residents really do have it made.

Think about it -- it's only a short drive to either the beach or the city, which means there are always so many things to do no matter the time of year. The holiday season here in South Jersey is when some of the most cherished memories are made. Not only are there renowned traditions that take place every year like the lighting of Congress Hall's Christmas tree in Cape May, but there's always a holiday day trip close by to enjoy that boosts the holiday spirit.

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Another beloved holiday tradition will be back for the 2021 holiday season.

The annual Santa Express will shove off once again from the Cape May Seashore Lines' home-base in Tuckahoe. Families can choose to begin their rail line journey with the big man in red at either Richland station in Buena Vista Township or at the station in Tuckahoe. The line will be open for holiday rides starting this month, November 20th and run through December with certain weekday rides available as well.

Tickets are now available for purchase. You can plan your trip on the Santa Express HERE.

It's like a real-life Polar Express! We can't promise an appearance from Tom Hanks, though. Booking for the weeknight Starlight Express is going on now.

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