If you’re looking for a truly ‘moving’ holiday experience you’ll be on the right track if you head to Palestine, where the pages of author Chris Van Allsburg’s children’s classic The Polar Express™ comes to life as the conductor at the Texas State Railroad calls out “All aboard!”
Departing from a Christmas light-decorated depot, the chug chug of the train will accompany a reading of The Polar Express™ as travelers sip hot chocolate and nibble on a Christmas cookie during a trip to the North Pole, where Santa Claus will climb aboard to give all the good little boys and girls an early holiday present– a sleigh bell, which will jingle all the way on the return journey as passengers sing carols.
The Texas State Railroad offers The Polar Express™ train ride through December 30, 2011, so don’t get sidetracked by other holiday happenings– move your caboose and book a journey on what is quickly becoming a Texas Christmas tradition.
For more information:
- visit www.texasstaterr.com
A video of last year’s Polar Express train rides offers a sneak peek of the festive fun in store:
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