Inspired by the hit movie, the holiday favorite comes to life as you and your family take a magical trip on THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride! This Rowan County original holiday event is held at the N.C. Transportation Museum each holiday season.

Set to the sounds of the motion picture soundtrack, families are sure to enjoy their trip to the North Pole, complete with hot chocolate and cookies served aboard the train. Passengers are entertained by a reading of Chris Van Allsburg’s classic, THE POLAR EXPRESS™. Upon arrival at the North Pole, passengers deboard to watch Santa present the first gift of Christmas. Before exiting the train at Candy Cane Lane, all passengers who BELIEVE will receive their own sleigh bell.

Experience the joy of caroling and holiday entertainment that will surely become an annual family tradition. Children of all ages are encouraged to wear their pajamas for this 70-minute event and join in on the magic of Christmas!

Dates & Times

November 8 - December 23, 2024
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1 Samuel Spencer Drive
Spencer, NC 28159