“All Aboard The Polar Express!™” the phrase that all children want to hear this holiday season. These round trip train rides to the North Pole have become a must see for children this holiday season. Inspired by the beloved Christmas book, and ever-popular movie, The Polar Express is an exhilarating ride to visit Santa, his elves, and some pretty famous reindeer. Round up your kids, heck take your neighbor’s kids too and head down to your nearest Polar Express train station and experience the magic of the Christmas season as you did when you were a child.
Here are a few locations to start your search off the right way.
Celebrating their 6th Annual Polar Express trip, the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum is holiday fun for the entire family. Get on board to meet the Conductor and enjoy treats from their exclusive Hot Chocolate Chefs and listen to storytellers as you make your way to the North Pole.
Join Edaville this season and watch this book come to life right before your eyes. This event kicks off on November 22nd and runs till December 28th. Make sure you claim your seat on this authentic steam train before its too late.
Medina, New York
It will be hard to forget this ride when you get your very own souvenir cocoa mug with the Medina Railroad Museum. Offering four rides per day, these pajama wearing, hot chocolate sipping joy rides will give you that Christmas excitement that you may have lost.
Get your Limited Edition Polar Express mug as you read along with the voice of Liam Neeson. On this trip you will be able to sing carols, snap a few photos of the kids with friendly elves and Santa himself, and each child gets a special bell to remember their special ride. Those who still hear its chime are True Believers. Don’t miss out of this wonderful experience.
Pawtucket, Rhode Island
Put on your best pajamas and come down to Blackstone Valley Polar Express. Kids will have the opportunity to meet chefs and Santa’s elves, sing-a-long with other passengers, and much more. Each child is provided with a coloring book, delicious cookie, and a limited edition boarding pass. You’ll have the best time on this journey to the North Pole.
Bryson, North Carolina
This train ride will take you on an incredible journey to not only your childhood, but to the North Pole. This popular train ride through the Smokey Mountains carried almost 50,000 passengers in 2012 and are expecting at least that many this year. Upon boarding, Santa himself greets children and presents them with their very own sleigh bell to keep. Enjoy hot chocolate and story readings on you ride there and join in on the joyous caroling on the ride home.
Whoever said that it couldn’t snow in Florida has never been to SeaWorld in Orlando, Florida. If you had plans to travel to a warmer climate for this holiday season, experience this wondrous trip in sunny Florida where the magic of Christmas is unveiled on your visit to this popular theme park.