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Polar Express, Jingle Bell Express, Santa Special: By any name, a train ride with Santa is a joy. Reserve now!

[fa icon="calendar"] Oct 24, 2017 3:15:11 PM / by Mary Lhowe

Mary Lhowe


All New England states host train rides with Santa Claus in November and December. Some are called Polar Express Trains, for the beloved children’s book; many others are Santa Trains, Elf Trains … you get the idea.

 Important point: now is the time to secure tickets for your children to enjoy this marvelous adventure. They are popular, and seats are selling now. See our Events calendar for listings for every state.

 Expect a ride on a real train with kids welcome to wear pajamas, and a combination of music, storytelling, cookies and cocoa, small gifts, and the essential visit from the big guy in the red suit.

 Do you wonder why these trips are popular? They can be glorious for the youngest among us, with hearts open to magic.

Mary Lhowe

Written by Mary Lhowe