Tickets are On Sale NOW! The magical story comes to life the minute the train departs the Palestine Depot for the journey to the North Pole. (Families and friends show up in their pajamas!) Enveloped by the motion picture soundtrack, passengers will relive the magic of the tale as they are whisked away on THE POLAR EXPRESS™. Once onboard, chefs serve hot chocolate and cookies as they recite the classic children’s book, The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg. At the North Pole, Santa and his elves greet passengers and then board the train. St. Nick gives everyone the first gift of Christmas – a silver sleigh bell (only believers can hear ringing!). On the ride back to THE POLAR EXPRESS™ train depot, chefs lead passengers in singing joyous Christmas carols. Make sure to purchase the official POLAR EXPRESS™ book for your child when you make your reservations. Gift-wrapped as their first gift of the season, they can read along with the Coco Chefs aboard the magical journey to the North Pole.
Give your child and family an experience of a lifetime surrounded by the Christmas spirit of twinkling lights, singing cocoa chefs, and the first sight of Santa and his elves at the North Pole, all bringing to life the well-known story written by Chris Allsburg.
McAllen, the self-declared South Pole of Texas, kicks off the festive season on December 7 with its Holiday Parade, which the city describes as the largest illuminated holiday and helium balloon parade in Texas.
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