Let a Christmas Train Set Get You in the Holiday Mood

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Some GeoTrax sets are especially suited to the holidays of Easter and Christmas.

Christmas is the more popular of the two in that there are more sets that contain a Christmas theme.

See what is available in the list and descriptions below.

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Woohoo and Opie at Easter

P6360 Gift Easter #1

P6360 Easter Gift Set #1

The first of two Target exclusives for Easter is set P6360, the Easter Gift Set (#1).

It includes these pieces.​

  • Woohoo (Engine)
  • Cargo Car
  • Opie (Engineer)
  • 4 Curved Elevation Rail Tracks
  • Deciduous Tree
  • Evergreen Tree
  • DVD

See the Woohoo Easter Set at Amazon.

Sally and Friends at Easter

P6361 Easter Gift Set #2

P6361 Easter Gift Set #2

The second Target exclusive Easter Gift Set (P6361) features Sally, Chatty, and Chirpy.

The full set includes these pieces.​

  • Trolley Car #1 (Chatty)
  • Trolley Car #2 (Chirpy)
  • Sally (Passenger)
  • 4 Curved Elevation Rail Tracks
  • Evergreen Tree
  • Deciduous Tree
  • DVD

Santa Claus Featured in Several Holiday Train Sets

Fisher Price produced five GeoTrax sets with a Christmas theme. Four of these include a Santa Claus miniature figure (minifig) like the one shown here.

It’s a little unfortunate that they couldn’t come up with five unique names for these Christmas train sets, calling the first two of them both “Holiday Train Set“. Maybe that was the fault of Toys R Us, seeing as how both were exclusives to that chain.

T1350 Santa

All of these sets are beautifully designed. Some include gift boxes and North Pole signs. Some have track that appears to be dusted with snow. Evergreen trees may be decorated with string of colored lights. Red and green, the traditional colors of the season, abound.

In one set, Santa gets together with Knight (instead of Sir John) to create the Merriest Team. In another, the Easy Rail Station transforms into Santa’s Workshop. Santa even gets an elf to assist him in that same set.

The most elaborate GeoTrax Christmas train set is probably Christmas in ToyTown. You get a bridge that plays Christmas carols, a skating pond, gingerbread men, toy soldiers, and more to set the holiday mood.

Listed below are some of the available Christmas sets. Clicking the main picture or a nearby link will take you to Amazon or eBay so you can check on pricing.

Holiday Train Set #1 Sets the Standard

R8248 Holiday Set #1
R8248 Holiday Set #1

Holiday Train Set #1 (R8248) set the color standard as shown – green track, blue gift, yellow gate, and basically red train. That said, this set may have originated at the same time as Set #2 below. Perhaps Fisher Price just wanted to give shoppers more than one option. (See more possibilities and details below.)

A complete set includes the following.

  • Train Engine
  • Caboose
  • Santa Claus
  • 4 Curved Snowy Green Tracks
  • Christmas Tree
  • North Pole Sign
  • Crossing Gate (yellow)
  • Gift Box (blue)
Holiday Santa
Holiday Santa

Holiday Train Set #2 First Reverses Colors

R8249 Holiday Train Set #2
R8249 Holiday Train Set #2

The train engine in this second Holiday Train set (R8249) is green with red trim which is the reverse of set R8248. The design itself is the same. The track, gate, and gift box changed colors as well.

It seems that both of these first two Christmas sets were released in 2009. Perhaps this second set was produced for those who celebrate the holidays but don’t want to involve Santa Claus.

A complete set includes these items.

  • Train Engine
  • Caboose
  • Forester Engineer
  • 4 Curved Snowy Rail Tracks
  • Christmas Tree
  • North Pole Sign
  • Crossing Gate (blue)
  • Gift Box (yellow)
R8249 Holiday Train Set closeup
R8249 Holiday Train Set closeup
R8249 Holiday Train
R8249 Holiday Train

This is the one holiday train set that doesn’t include Santa. Instead you get a forester.

R8249 Holiday Forester
R8249 Holiday Forester
R8249 Holiday Tree
R8249 Holiday Tree
R8249 North Pole Sign
R8249 North Pole Sign
R8249 Yellow Gift
R8249 Yellow Gift

Santa Joins Knight at Christmas to Create the Merriest Team

T1350 Holiday Express Train
T1350 Holiday Express Train

To make the Holiday Express Train (T1350), the designers repurposed the Knight train putting a snowflake symbol on the front of the engine and the sides of the cars. Instead of including Sir John, Santa Claus takes his place at the helm.

The two cars being pulled by the Knight engine are still a dining car and a sleeping car, as in the original set.

This set too was released in 2009. It was discontinued in 2010 when new Christmas sets were produced.

A Holiday Express set with all the pieces includes the following.

  • Train Engine (Knight) (Requires 3 AAA batteries)
  • Santa Claus Engineer
  • Dining Car
  • Sleeping Car
  • Remote Controller (Requires 3 AAA batteries)

Additional Christmas Train Sets

The GeoTrax Christmas sets above are the only ones I have access to as of this writing. I will update this article as additional sets become available.

These are the other holiday sets that Fisher Price produced for the GeoTrax world.

  • Christmas Railway (V0420) – From 2010, was only available via the Fisher Price online catalog
  • Christmas in Toytown (V2027) – Also from 2010, an exquisite set that was a Toy R Us exclusive

Both of these are really starter sets. Christmas Railway is a repurposed Timbertown set.

The last set, Christmas is Toytown, is very cool, especially against a green carpet. I’ll give a brief description of it here just because of the holiday theme.

V2027 Toytown

V2027 Toytown

It’s main features are a skating pond, a bridge that plays holiday music, an engine with 3 cars, an easy rail station, 16 pieces of tracks, and several movable figures.

As you can see, much of the track is snow-dusted, and on top of all that, just about everything lights up.

Check the pricing and availability of the Christmas in Toytown set at Amazon.

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