When you think of the holidays, you think of timeless traditions. Presents, relatives, apple pie. Each has a place in our hearts as being synonymous with the season. And now, V&T Railroad has given people another experience that they can add to their collection of holiday traditions – The Polar Express™ Train Ride.

Courtesy of V&T Railroad, the original Virginia & Truckee railroad, this ride is an enchanting experience that captures the spirit of the season and does an incredible job of recreating the feeling of the award-winning story and movie. Taking place in the snow-covered mountains of Northern Nevada, this ride puts guests right in the North Pole standing next to Santa Claus himself. Filled with magical moments, The Polar Express™ Train Ride offers multiple reasons to take part, but if you still need convincing, here are a few reasons to make this your next holiday experience.

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From the moment you board the train, you’ll are entertained by a colorful convoy. This one-hour ride is filled with iconic storybook characters, each bringing their unique stories to life. Tales from the North Pole fill the trains with character reenactments and entertainment. You’ll be surrounded by Christmas cheer and, if you look closely, a visin of reindeer among the Northern mountains.

Create magical memories as you dash through the snow on this sleigh-like experience. VIP parlor car tickets provide passengers with an intimate experience of this timeless trip through the Polar Express story. This excursion runs from mid-November to late December where fresh snow and cold breezes create that perfect feeling of Christmas.

Your family are in for a seasonal treat. True to the story when you ride on The Polar Express, you’ll receive a souvenir silver sleigh bell to remember your trip through tradition. Along with the complimentary hot chocolate, vibrant characters, and picturesque views there are so many reasons why this V&T Railroad’s once-in-a-lifetime Christmas journey is ideal for the holidays.