The Polar Express, a popular children’s book that was created into a movie, is a classic read during the holiday season. This book is about a train ride to the North Pole to visit Santa himself. For Texas children wanting to truly experience The Polar Express, the Texas State Railroad welcomes passengers to The North Pole aboard The Polar Express in Palestine. This family-friendly train ride is a fun and joyful experience that occurs during the holiday season.


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Aboard the Polar Express at the Palestine depot. This 30-minute ride takes passengers to the North Pole where Santa and his elves are waiting. This train ride is a one-of-a-kind adventure. Children are encouraged to bring their copy of the Polar Express as well as dress in their pajamas just like the character in the book.

Starting Saturday, November 17, 2018, the Polar Express by the Texas State Railroad runs approximately four times a day until Christmas. On the way to the North Pole, listen to the story of the Polar Express while you enjoy sugar cookies and hot chocolate served by dancing waiters.

Once the train arrives at the North Pole, Santa and his elves board the train. Santa then hands every little passenger a bell cut off his sleigh. Only those who believe in Santa will be able to hear the bell’s ring! This is also a great time to depart the train, take pictures and shop at the gift shop. However, the adventure isn’t over yet. Aboard the train for the return trip back to the Palestine depot, where train attendants lead in the singing of Christmas carols and holiday songs.

The Polar Express train ride by the Texas State Railroad is a great adventure for children who love the story of the Polar Express. Embrace the holiday season with this unique and merry ride in Palestine, Texas. All aboard!

Polar Express Train Ride:

Address: 789 Park Road 70, Palestine, TX 75801
Phone Number: 855-632-7729
Official Website

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