With Thanksgiving and Christmas around the corner, there’s a Polar Express to catch that will take you around the corner, up the block, and all the way to the North Pole , Nov. 25 – Dec. 18.
Boarding passes are going fast for The Polar Express™ train ride, with more than 7,000 sold in a month and 30 rides already sold out.
Here is a video of the Polar Express™ along the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge from 2009.
The classic Christmas tale comes to life in Carson City this holiday season aboard the Virginia and Truckee Railroad, Nov. 25 through Dec. 18.
Do you Believe? The historic diesel train, complete with decorated passenger cars and Christmas music, leaves Carson City and travels nearly two miles before staging at Santa’s mythical North Pole retreat.
Cocoa and cookies will be served on board; there’s a recorded reading of The Polar Express by its author Chris Van Allsburg; and upon arrival at the North Pole, Santa will greet the kids and just as in the story, kids of all ages who believe will receive their own silver bell. There will be caroling on board during the return to the depot where official Polar Express photos with Santa Claus will be available for purchase.
Based on the holiday feature film from Warner Bros. Pictures and the beloved children’s book, by Chris Van Allsburg, The Polar Express™ is about a doubting young boy who takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole on Christmas Eve.
Ticket Prices and Reservations:
Tickets are free for children two and under, $25 for ages 3-12 and $34 for 13 and older. To book tickets in advance call (775) 687-7410 or here.
Gold Dust West in Carson City is offering a $49 Express Room Package in promotion of the holiday train festivities. Best Western Carson Station Hotel and Plaza Hotel & Conference Center is offering a $59 Polar Express weekend special room rate. While staying at the Best Western families can access the movie on their house channel. Any guest who shows their Polar Express ticket at the Carson City Courtyard by Marriot or Hampton Inn and Suites will receive a discounted room rate.
The train leaves the Carson City Eastgate Depot (located seven miles east of Downtown Carson City) and travels nearly two miles before staging at Santa’s mythical North Pole retreat. The Polar Express™ departs Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 4 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 7 p.m., or 8:30 p.m., Nov. 25 – Dec. 18.