Santa rides the Polar Express presented by Grand Canyon Railway. // © 2014 Grand Canyon Railway
Tickets are on sale now for the Polar Express presented by Grand Canyon Railway. From Nov. 7 to Jan. 3, the railway will run special trains from Williams, Ariz., to the “North Pole.” The Polar Express is a holiday-themed excursion that follows the storyline of the children’s book written by Chris Van Allsburg.
The experience this year will begin with a new light show at the historic Williams Depot. The train travels through the starlit countryside to the North Pole and features a special reading of The Polar Express while passengers enjoy hot chocolate and cookies. Upon arrival at the North Pole, passengers are welcomed by Santa Claus and Elf Bernard. Santa then boards the Polar Express for the return trip to Williams, making his way through the passenger cars, greeting every child and presenting each one with a special gift.
Grand Canyon Railway also offers a Polar Express “overnight package,” featuring a one-night stay at Grand Canyon Railway Hotel and breakfast and dinner at Grand Depot Cafe.