Looking for a special way to celebrate the season? Here’s what the Grand Canyon Railway, which runs daily train experiences through the Grand Canyon Park, has planned.
Beginning November 8, 2013, through January 4, 2014, families can experience the magic of the Polar Express ™, the classic children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg. The story comes to life through a holiday-themed excursion in the starlit wilderness of Arizona and leads to the twinkling beauty of “the North Pole”—where Santa Claus and his reindeer welcome their guests with a special present.
Throughout the ride, guests can expect Santa and a lively bunch of elves to provide cheerful entertainment, much like in the popular book. Guests can enjoy a mug of hot chocolate with some chocolate chip cookies, and are encouraged to sing, dance and act out old fashioned holiday songs, and read along to The Polar Express story to make the occasion even merrier.
Upon arrival to the enchanted North Pole, the train will burst with anticipation as Santa makes his way through the train, visiting everyone, and leaving them with a special gift – a jingle bell signifying their belief in Santa.
The Polar Express train ride is a unique Christmas celebration that is guaranteed to become a new family holiday tradition.
Trips to the North Pole are offered most nights from Nov. 8, 2013 to Jan. 4, 2014.
Departure Time and Place: 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at Williams Depot in Williams, AZ
Price: $23 for kids ages 2 to 15 and $37 for adults
Matinee tickets are offered on select dates at 3:30 p.m.
Price: $18 for children and $32 for adults
Christmas Eve Limited Tickets: Travel on December 24 for $69 for adults and $43 for children.
Polar Express reservations: Call 1-888-848-3511 or visit www.thetrain.com/polarexpress.