SOURCE: Verde Canyon Railroad

Verde Canyon Railroad

August 07, 2013 12:42 ET

Take Your Holiday Party Out Into the Wild and Set It Free!

CLARKDALE, AZ--(Marketwired - Aug 7, 2013) -   Swap the ho-hum office party for an exhilarating adventure on the rails when you host your holiday gathering aboard Verde Canyon Railroad. Forget the crowded banquet room or corner restaurant; ditch the cookie exchange and homemade casseroles. No matter if your coworkers were naughty or nice; you'll be rewarded for good behavior when you choose a thrilling journey for your seasonal celebration. This four-hour party on the rails takes passengers through the protected, private backcountry of Verde Canyon, offering a wild and scenic environment for your special event.

Verde Canyon Railroad's rail hospitality is part of every excursion, but we can push it up a notch for your party with a festive customized menu, tailored to your taste and budget and complemented with a well-stocked bar. Reserve a private car or two, or the entire train for 400 of your closest friends. Chartering the entire train allows you to choose your own departure day and time. No cell phone service, no Internet invasion and no cleanup after the party. Instead, we indulge your senses with crisp canyon air, a meandering river and glorious red rock formations all serenaded by classic railroad tunes and the clickety-clack of wheels along the tracks of this historic wilderness route. Dance together to "The Locomotion" on an open-air car. Cheer as the train passes through the darkness of a 680-foot tunnel. Toast the season and New Year with a prickly pear margarita. The fun is endless.

The winter months are ideal for bald eagle and raptor viewing from a climate-controlled passenger coach or refreshingly brisk open-air viewing car. It's even better when you have a signature cocktail or hot beverage in hand. Your silliest Christmas sweater won't scare away the abundance of wildlife that calls our Canyon home.

Your holiday party could even include a special visit from the Jolly One himself. Santa and the Missus ride along with us during December, visiting each car, sharing Christmas goodies and rousing carols with the passengers. Everyone ends up jolly after the four-hour ride.

Comfortable first-class accommodations lavish passengers with luxurious living-room style, including an abundant selection of appetizers and attentive beverage service right to your seat. Coach-class is redolent of vintage-style passenger car charm with a well-stocked snack bar. Both classes have access to open-air viewing cars, a favorite aspect to this rail journey immersing passengers into the sights, sounds and scents of this wild western canyon.

If you can't manage to round up the gang for a group event, consider rewarding your crew with gift certificates to ride the train on a day of their choice. Their warmhearted memories and gratitude will never be forgotten.

Only two hours from Phoenix and 25 minutes from Sedona, Verde Canyon Railroad is the perfect Arizona day-trip, or if you plan to stay over, ask about our Room, Ride and Meal packages. Scheduled trains depart at 1 p.m.. Reservations are accepted at 800.293.7245 or online at

Let the Verde Canyon Railroad staff show your family, friends or employees rail hospitality with attention to every detail. We guarantee good service and a good time, every time.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Teresa Propeck
    Email Contact
    Phone: 623-374-3185
    Facsimile: 623-374-3186