All Aboard The Polar Express Train in Durango, Colorado

Years ago, the Durango and Silverton Train started offering a magical train ride experience for families called “The Polar Express™”

Based on the book, and Hollywood Movie, The Polar Express™ Train Adventure captures the big screen story of a Child’s Christmas Eve Journey to the North Pole to pick up Santa and comes alive on-board THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride! On this magical journey passengers can relive the magic of the classic story.

“Imagine going to bed on Christmas Eve and waiting for Santa Claus, only to hear a noise outside. Wondering if it could be Santa, you bound toward the window with anticipation, but as you look at your street, you aren’t sure if what you are seeing is real. It isn’t Santa Claus, but instead a HUGE train. The conductor is waiting for YOU. He hands you a golden ticket. And you’ll never believe where you’re headed.”

Encouraged to wear your comfy pajamas on your journey, watch with childlike wonder and amazement as you’re completely immersed in this experience that promises a replication of the classic children’s book.

First, the train master will punch your special golden ticket to get on board the train decked out in festive holiday decor. Then you’ll be served hot chocolate and a sweet treat served by delightful dancing chefs, while being whisked away on a 1 hour and 10 minute trip that leaves and returns to Durango.

During the train trip to the North Pole, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into the pages of The Polar Express by author Chris Van Allsburg. As you read along with the story, you will be entertained by all the energetic storybook characters from the book that lead the group in caroling, and mimic the scenes you’ll remember from the movie.

When you reach the “North Pole” there will be a special guest awaiting your arrival. Santa and his helpers will board the train and meet all the lucky passengers, and pass out Christmas Gifts. In addition to the keepsake souvenir and wonderful memories, you’ll also have plenty of opportunities to take photos with Santa. Back at the Durango Train Station there will be opportunities for Family Christmas Photos, and a Wonderland of Christmas Fun and Holiday Decorations.

To capture the magical imagination of this adventure, be sure to check out this short video clip of The Polar Express Train Ride!

For more information about the Durango Train, train station, dates and times, and to purchase tickets click HERE to go to their website.  The Polar Express Train Adventure runs several times a day from November 13, 2021 to January 1, 2022.

Combining the Polar Express Train with a stay at Blue Lake Ranch has become a fun-filled holiday tradition for many families, and a great experience to create lasting memories. To add to the holiday fun and excitement we’ve created a Special “POLAR EXPRESS” Lodging Package for THE WHOLE FAMILY to pair with this magical adventure.  Kids and Grandparents can stay in the parent’s accomodation for no additional charge (occupancy limits apply).

Click HERE to find out the details on this SPECIAL PACKAGE.