Polar Express comes to life for the holidays with Nevada Northern Railway Museum

The Polar Express becomes a reality with trips to the North Pole where passengers meet Santa himself. (Photo Courtesy Nevada Northern Railway Museum)

The famous Christmas children’s book, The Polar Express, becomes a reality as guests are invited by the Nevada Northern Railway (NNR) Museum to wear their pajamas while they ride the night train to the North Pole.

Passengers of the Polar Express are served hot chocolate and cookies, get to meet Santa’s helpers, listen to the children’s tale read aloud and sing tunes from the movie.

Then, at the journey’s end, they get to meet Santa himself.

Mark Bassett, president of the Northern Nevada Railway Museum, said, “It’s a really magical experience, seeing the kids overjoyed when they finally meet Santa Claus as he boards the Polar Express and gifts each child a silver bell taken from the harness of his magic reindeer, just like in the classic children’s story.”

The NNR Polar Express runs on select dates in December, and advanced reservations are recommended.

Tickets are $42 for adults, $25 for children age four to 12 and free for children under four.

For a complete schedule and to make a reservation, visit NNR’s website or call at 775-289-2085.

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