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Hop On THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride in Nevada

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My family received train tickets and lodging in exchange for this article, however, my opinions are my own!

One thing that is important in our home is Christmas and everything that goes with it!  My teenager still believes in Santa and last year we took her on THE POLAR EXPRESS™ in Nevada.  She still talks about that train ride now! She met Santa Claus and the Elves so of course; she enjoyed herself!  It was so fun to do this ride as a family, and we highly recommend for everyone who can get to The Virginia & Truckee Railroad this year!  This is an experience we will always remember and look back with wonderful memories!

Here are the DETAILS FOR 2017!

The TRAIN will transport you into the classic Christmas tale of THE POLAR EXPRESS™ when it returns to Carson City this season with special rides Thursday-Sunday (starting Nov 18 and going through Dec 30th). Look at DATES and PRICES HERE. 


Let the Christmas cheer spread from ear to ear when you visit the North Pole, Santa Claus, and Elves while aboard THE POLAR EXPRESS™.  If you have family coming into town, this is a perfect way to show the holiday fun! Climb aboard this historic diesel train, complete with decorated passenger cars and holiday music, to feel like a kid again. My daughter had such a blast last year and wants to go again this year! One thing…make sure you wear PJ’s because it adds to the experience.


When you get on the train, the elves make you hot chocolate and serve cookies. All while a recorded reading of “The Polar Express” by author Chris Van Allsburg plays. Upon arrival at the North Pole, Santa will greet the children and, just as in the story, kids of all ages who believe will receive their silver bell. Caroling during the return to the depot will complete this memorable night.


Demand is high for this one-of-a-kind experience, and THE POLAR EXPRESS™ has sold out many years running. After all who wouldn’t want to visit Santa Claus at the North Pole the month before Christmas? If you are looking for lodging please check out the Carson City Plaza they will make sure you are taken care of while enjoying your holiday trip!

There is also a VIP PARLOR CAR that carries only 30 people, and you will get a Hot Chocolate Mug keepsake plus dedicated time with Santa and the Elves!  Check out more about this VIP-HERE. 

BUY TICKETS NOW! Before this sells out- which it usually does! 

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