Families looking to capture the awe of holiday spirit in the eyes of their children will love Grand Canyon Railway’s Polar Express. Chris Van Allsburg’s classic book, The Polar Express, comes to life starting annually in November and ending in early January. Families board the special 1930s-era train at the depot in Williams, Ariz., for a roundtrip-ride that lasts about 90 minutes.
Passengers will ride through dark and quiet wilderness to The North Pole, where Santa and his reindeer wait. Aboard the Polar Express the spirit of Christmas is passed on to every boy and girl from Santa himself with their own special gift. The train departs at 5:30, and 7:30 p.m. Tickets sell fast, so don’t wait to book. The 2021 train is scheduled for Nov. 12 through Dec. 30 – check the website for availability.
Families can also book special The Polar Express packages, which include The Polar Express train trip, one night at the Grand Canyon Railway Hotel and dinner and breakfast at the railway’s restaurant.
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