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Saturday, November 10, 2012

Polar Express

Last year, my friend Wendy and her hubs took their little boys up to ride the Polar Express and I remember thinking what a fantastic memory that would make and how awesome an experience it sounded like it was. I started thinking about it again a few weeks ago as the holiday season is approaching and wondering if I dare make the trip up there. The kids are only little once and this seems like such a magical experience for them to have. I talked to my friend and she said her little boy who was the age Micah is now last year when he went talked about it forever. I think that cemented my desire to try and make the trip. Now convincing the hubs to go along with my little plan is taking a little more convincing. Then of course I need to do some serious shopping and decision making on what (matching/coordinating of course) holiday pjs the kids need. (I think I'm behind on this one!) 
All Aboard! The Polar Express comes to life this holiday season as the Texas State Railroad rolls out of the station bound for the "North Pole!" Come early and climb aboard with your family to cozy-up and enjoy our festively-decorated vintage train cars. Dancing chefs deliver hot chocolate and a cookie to each guest to savor while music from the Polar Express movie plays en route to the North Pole. Make sure to have your tickets handy, because your conductor will be by shortly to punch each child's ticket. Before arriving at the North Pole, the iconic book, The Polar Express is read as your Chef turns the pages to share the beautiful illustrations in the original book. With the station far away, The Polar Express magically arrives at the outskirts of Santa's North Pole village, where Santa Claus himself and his elves joyously welcome the train! As you stay comfortably settled and warm in your seat, Santa and his helper elf board the train! During the return trip, Santa will greet each child with his signature holiday spirit and the first gift of Christmas: a bell cut from his sleigh. It is said that only children and those who still believe can actually hear the bell ring. Join in the singing as your Chef or Conductor lead Christmas caroling on the 30-minute return trip. For those wanting the magic to last or to do a little Christmas shopping, visit our gift shop in the station for special Polar Express gifts and merchandise. Oh, one last thing, children are encouraged to wear their PJ's; adults who still believe have been known to wear them, too! So, are you coming? All Aboard!
All Aboard the Polar Express is coming to the Texas State Railroad, visit https://www.texasstaterr.com/ or call 877-726-7245 to climb aboard.



Have you ever been on a Polar Express train ride? What did you think?

Disclosure: I was offered tickets for my family to ride the Polar Express in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own. 
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1 comment :

Traci said...

This sounds so awesome! I bet the kids are going to love it.