All aboard ‘The Polar Express’

A man playing the role of Santa Claus arrives on the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad's festive Polar Express journey to the "North Pole," Friday. Each young passengers is given a bell as a keepsake, in keeping with the story in the Polar Express children's book where a boy given one of Santa's reindeer's bells. Portland, Maine, Nov. 27, 2015 | AP Photo by Robert F. Bukaty, St. George News

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — For a trip to the North Pole, there’s no finer way to travel than on board The Polar Express.

Railroads around the country offer seasonal trips to see Santa between Thanksgiving and Christmas, including the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. and Museum. (See Utah and other nearby opportunities under Resources below the photo gallery.)

The festively decorated train offers passengers hot chocolate and cookies and a reading of “The Polar Express” during its one-mile journey along Casco Bay.

Chris Van Allsburg’s beloved story of one young boy’s magical winter journey won the Caldecott Medal in 1986.

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Heber Valley Railroad, North Pole Express 2015 | Flyer from website, St. George News
Heber Valley Railroad, North Pole Express 2015 | Flyer from website, St. George News

Resources – Polar Express opportunities in Utah and nearby states

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