The Magical Polar Express Train Ride In Colorado Everyone Should Experience At Least Once

It was in 1985 when beloved author Chris Van Allsburg wrote and illustrated his beloved classic, The Polar Express, which tells the story of a young boy’s magical journey to the North Pole via a whimsical train. Fast forward 31 years and now you and your family can live the adventure by taking this memorable Polar Express train ride here in Colorado.

Editor’s Note: This event sells out fast – tickets actually go on sale circa August in anticipation of public interest. 2019 is already sold out, but you can begin planning your 2020 visit. Still looking for holiday fun to add to your 2019 bucket list? Check out these charming Christmas towns around Colorado.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

Visit Santa this year at the Colorado Railroad Museum! He’ll be there for photos and to hear your Christmas wishes every Saturday from now to Christmas, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.. Who will you be taking with you on the Polar Express? Let them know by tagging them in the comments!