All Aboard! The Polar Express comes to life this holiday season as the Mount Hood Railroad
rolls out of the station bound for the "North Pole!" Come early and
climb aboard with your family to cozy-up and enjoy our
festively-decorated vintage train cars. Dancing chefs deliver hot
chocolate and a cookie to each guest to savor while music from the
Polar Express movie plays en route to the North Pole. Make sure to have
your tickets handy, because your conductor will be by shortly to
punch each child's ticket. Before arriving at the North Pole, the
iconic book, The Polar Express is read as your Chef turns the pages to
share the beautiful illustrations in the original book. With the
station far away, The Polar Express magically arrives at the outskirts
of Santa's North Pole village, where Santa Claus himself and his
elves joyously welcome the train! As you stay comfortably settled and
warm in your seat, Santa and his helper elf board the train! During
the return trip, Santa will greet each child with his signature holiday
spirit and the first gift of Christmas: a bell cut from his sleigh.
It is said that only children and those who still believe can actually
hear the bell ring. Join in the singing as your Chef or Conductor
lead Christmas caroling on the 30-minute return trip.
For those wanting the magic to last or to do a little Christmas
shopping, visit our gift shop in the station for special Polar Express
gifts and merchandise. Oh, one last thing, children are encouraged to
wear their PJ's; adults who still believe have been known to wear them,
too! So, are you coming? All Aboard!