31 Dates! You Can Go To The North Pole & Hop Aboard This Magical Holiday Train In Toronto

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Toronto Polar Express Will Transport You To The North Pole This Winter

Get set to hop aboard a magical train ride this holiday season. The classic novel and film, The Polar Express, tells the story of a boy taking a journey to The North Pole on Christmas Eve. You can jump straight into that tale this holiday season with Toronto's Polar Express, which will be chugging through the city until December 22.

This annual event is hosted by the York-Durham Heritage Railway. It departs from Uxbridge Station for a one-hour journey to the North Pole and back, so you won't have to worry about being late for Christmas Eve. 

Snuggle up with your boo and enjoy the ride. Then, once you arrive at your destination, Santa and his helpers will be on hand to give the first gift of the Christmas season.

Rides run Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until Monday, December 16. After that date, there will be daily trips through Sunday, December 22.

While The Polar Express book and 2004 blockbuster movie starring Tom Hanks is mostly aimed at kids, you can enjoy this magical trip with someone special this Christmas. It helps to be young at heart, though.

The trip will be a walk down memory lane for riders as they relax to music from the film's soundtrack, supported by singers and dancers decked out in costume.

Wearing pyjamas is encouraged as a way to fully immerse yourself in The Polar Express atmosphere if you want that real snug-as-a-bug feel.

Your sweet tooth will get some soothing too as hot chocolate and other yummy treats will be served.

Passengers can also read the classic book written by Chris Van Allsburg.

Whether you choose to enjoy the film or book, indulge yourself in the sweet treats on offer, or you just want to snuggle up and enjoy the scenery, this is a great way to add some magic to your holiday.

The annual event is already underway, and tickets don't last very long. Grab yours at the railway's website.

The Polar Express

Price: $47.99 to $57.99

When: Fridays and weekends until December 16, daily from December 17 to 22

Address: 19 Railway St., Uxbridge, ON

Why You Need To Go: This is a magical holiday journey for you and yours in this most festive season!

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