By Janet Serra

Posted: 08/03/2015 17:13:47

The Naugatuck RR, Fascia's Chocolates and Haight Vineyard have teamed up to offer Chocolate Decadence and Sunset Train Tour on Friday, August 28, 2015 and Friday, September 25, 2015. Participants will enjoy a cocktail party beginning at 6 p.m. featuring music, Haight-Brown wines and appetizers. The train departs at 7 p.m. from the historic Thomaston Train Station for a scenic train ride to Fascia's Chocolate Factory in Waterbury. Along the way there will be chocolate and wine pairings.

When the train arrives at Fascia's participants will tour the factory and learn how chocolate is made before trying their hand at making their very own chocolate bar. Guests will enjoy chocolate lava cake, more wine and chocolates on the return trip to Thomaston Station.

Adults aren't the only ones that will enjoy a train ride, on Aug. 21, there is a special "Magic" Train ride perfect for kids. The Naugatuck Railroad Magic Chocolate Train will pull out for a magical evening of fun and chocolate. Riding in a restored 1951 Budd Rail Diesel Car ("RDC"), a magician will perform tricks up close for the passengers while traveling between the 1881 Thomaston Station and the Fascia's Chocolates Station, where a special Chocolate Magic Show will be performed and guests will sample chocolate. The Train will depart the Thomaston Station, 242 East Main Street, Thomaston at 6:30 p.m. for a two-hour excursion. The special rail fare will be $30.00 per person and $25.00 per child (ages 3-12).

On October 30 there will be a Chocolate Train for Halloween that departs at 6 p.m. Ghosts & goblins and everyone else will board the train at the Thomaston Station for a 6pm departure heading to the Fascia's Chocolates Station where local businesses will be supplying Treats for all costumed riders. Inside the Fascia's Chocolates factory riders will enjoy complimentary Hot Cocoa and Apple Cider and take home a very special Treat. Once everyone has completed their Trick & Treating, the train will depart back to the Thomaston Station. The Halloween Chocolate Train fare is $25 per person with a $5 discount for anyone in costume.

For reservations and ticket information http://www.rmne.org

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