Ontario's York-Durham Heritage Railway Has A Legit Polar Express Train Just In Time For The Holidays
Remember The Polar Express, an absolute childhood classic? Of course, you do! What if we told you that you can actually ride the Polar Express train this holiday season?
Yup, it's true, friends! From Nov. 22 to Dec. 22, you can join the York-Durham Heritage Railway on a journey to the North Pole onboard THE POLAR EXPRESS™.
Considering The Polar Express is one of the most magical cinematic train-ride experiences, it's no surprise that the movie has become an all-time Christmas fav for every family. So now that you can actually live a real Polar Express experience, it's time you round up the fam and head to Uxbridge for this fantastic event!
You'll seriously want to turn this into an annual holiday tradition because the event will be so fun. More than just a train ride, York-Durham Heritage Railway's THE POLAR EXPRESS™ unfolds an entire magical story while passengers head toward the North Pole.
Everyone will start in the enchanted Christmas tent with a tree-lighting ceremony, and then guests will board the train for a one-hour round-trip experience (so don't worry, you won't be stuck in the North Pole!).
During the ride, you'll experience sounds and songs from The Polar Express movie, and there will be live singers and dancers for each passenger to live and breathe the true magic of the story.
Everyone will also get hot chocolate and treats while there's a reading from The Polar Express children's book by Chris Van Allsburg. I mean, the Polar Express isn't complete without hot cocoa, right? The YDHR has definitely nailed a real-life Polar Express adventure, so trust when we say you should buy your tickets ASAP!
Once you arrive at the North Pole, Santa and his helpers greet passengers and then board the train, and everyone will be given the first gift of Christmas. So you'll literally get to ride a train with Santa Claus! But remember, you have to actually believe in the Christmas spirit. Oh, and children of all ages are encouraged to wear their coziest pyjamas!
Tickets are available for both weekdays and weekends from Nov. 22 to Dec. 22. With their opening-weekend special price from Nov. 22 to Nov. 24, you can get yours for just $37.99.
If you've never heard of the York-Durham Heritage Railway, (Y.D.H.R.), they are a nonprofit organization in Uxbridge, operated by a team of dedicated volunteers and passionate staff. Their goal is to offer unique-themed tourist train rides and experiences on heritage railway coaches. And they definitely deliver some serious holiday fun, so get your tickets now!
York-Durham Heritage Railway's THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Holiday Train Ride
When: Nov. 22 to Dec. 22, 2019
Where: 19 Railway St., Uxbridge, ON L9P 1E1
Opening-Weekend Special Price: $37.99 from Nov. 22-24, 2019
Why you should go: Experience a real-life, magical Polar Express train ride to get you in the Christmas spirit!