16 Polar Express Train Rides That’ll Make You Wish It Were Christmas
Oprah Magazine | Judy Koutsky, August 27, 2019
You’ve put up your twinkle lights, made your list, and checked it twice, and streamed just about every Christmas movie Netflix has to offer. Ready for even more seasonal cheer? A scenic train ride on a Polar Express (inspired by the classic children’s book) is the perfect way to revel in the holiday magic with your family. If you’re planning your next winter getaway, consider one of these destinations which offer the best Christmas train rides in the U.S. through some of the most charming towns, complete with a visit from Santa himself, cookies galore, and of course, hot cocoa. P.S. matching pajamas are encouraged.
The Cleveland, Ohio Polar Express train just celebrated its 25th anniversary. Don your PJs for a two-hour magical ride that goes through North Pole Village, where elves, Santa, and passengers partake in bubble blowing parties and sing-alongs. Kids can go on Santa’s sleigh (which is pulled by a tractor). A pajama parade rounds out the night of fun.
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