The holiday season will be all the more magical when you book a ride on “The Polar Express” train. Rail Events Inc. makes it possible for you and your family to live out the story from “The Polar Express” in real life.
The train is departing from 50 different stations across the United States, Canada and the U.K., so there’s a chance you can hop aboard at a location near you.
“The Polar Express” was written by Chris Van Allsburg and tells the tale of a boy who was invited to ride an enchanted train to the North Pole so he could make his Christmas wish. Oil pastel illustrations accompany the text in what has become a classic Christmas tale.
All those on board will get to experience the soundtrack from the movie playing throughout the ride. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served as children listen to a reading of the book, and last but certainly not least, upon arrival at the “North Pole,” children will have the chance to meet Santa.
To top it all off, each child will receive their own sleigh bell, just like the boy does in the story.
This video from the Rail Events Inc. YouTube channel gives a glimpse into what the train ride has in store:
The train ride typically lasts 60-75 minutes, according to the Rail Events Inc. website, and families are encouraged to wear their comfiest pajamas for the ride!
As you can see in a Facebook post from the company, these kids look all sorts of cozy and excited to meet Santa. How cute!
You can find a location near you using the location tool on the Rail Events Inc. website. To book tickets, contact the location you’d like to visit and order directly through that specific location. Pricing varies by venue, but according to Hip2Save, last year’s ticket prices ranged from $35-$120.
Rail Events Inc. isn’t the only company that offers this kind of holiday train ride. Various railway companies and railroad museums across the country host similar “The Polar Express”-themed train rides!
For example, the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum in Durango, Colorado hosts “Polar Express” train rides beginning in November and going through January, so there are plenty of opportunities for your kids to visit the North Pole leading up to the holiday season.
Will you be booking a ticket to ride one of these Christmas-y trains? All aboard!
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