Delighting the young and the young at heart, the Texas State Railroad is bringing the magic of a favorite Christmas story to life with its Polar Express train excursions. Book your ticket, gather your family (pajamas are encouraged!), and climb aboard for a joy-filled journey to the North Pole.
What to Expect
Once you embark, you’ll be treated to a wonderfully immersive experience that re-creates the magical tale from Chris Van Allsburg’s beloved children’s book (as well as inspired elements straight from the major motion picture, such as the lovely soundtrack that plays in the background on the train). Chefs will recite the classic children’s book as they serve cookies and the all-important hot chocolate and the train chugs along toward Santa’s hometown.
Once at the North Pole, you’ll be greeted by none other than Saint Nick himself, along with some of his trusty elves. Santa distributes the first gift of Christmas to all passengers – a silver sleigh bell, of course – and then the Polar Express chefs lead everyone in a Christmas carol sing-along on the way back to the depot.
Polar Express trips at the Texas State Railroad run from November 17 through December 27 and can be booked online. You can choose among several train accommodation options with varying ticket prices, from the top-tier Dome Class to the Presidential Class, First Class, Coach Class, and Open-Air Coach.
Polar Express trains depart from Texas State Railroad’s Palestine Depot, located at 789 Park Road 70, Palestine, TX 75801. Plan to arrive 45 minutes before your scheduled departure.
This delightful experience is sure to become a favorite family tradition and as treasured as the story itself, a sweet annual reminder of the power of believing. Book your tickets while they last so you don’t miss out on the magic.
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