All aboard The Polar Express for a memorable and incredible journey! The 1¼-hour round-trip excursion comes to life as the train departs the Bryson City depot for a journey through the quiet wilderness for a special visit at the North Pole. Families wearing their pajamas and clutching their golden tickets enjoy warm cocoa and a treat while listening to music from the motion picture soundtrack, and hearing and reading along with the magical story. Children’s faces show the magic of the season when the train arrives at the North Pole to find Santa Claus waiting. Santa will board The Polar Express, greet each child, and give them a special gift — their own silver sleigh bell, just like in the story. Everyone will sing Christmas carols on the return trip to the Bryson City Depot. Believe the magic this holiday season!