Polar Express Vintage Train Rides
The Polar Express is a 1985 fantasy children’s story by Chris Van Allsburg, which was adapted into an animated film in 2004 starring Tom Hanks. It is about a boy who doubts the existence of Santa Claus but is invited to board a magical train that takes him and other children to the North Pole on Christmas Eve. Along the way, he experiences many adventures and learns about friendship, bravery, and the spirit of Christmas. He also receives a special gift from Santa that only those who believe can hear. The story is a celebration of the wonder and joy of childhood.
Here are five railroads operating vintage trains that offer a Polar Express experience during the holidays.
Polar Express through Dec. 29
The Heber Valley Railroad Polar Express is a festive train ride that recreates the magical journey from the classic children’s book and movie. Passengers board a vintage locomotive and enjoy hot cocoa, cookies, and Christmas songs on their way to the North Pole. There, they meet Santa Claus and receive a special gift. The ride lasts about 90 minutes and is a popular attraction for families during the holiday season.
North Pole Express ticket prices vary by coach and date.
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