Enjoy A Magical Polar Express Train Ride Aboard The Northern Lights Limited In Connecticut

Did you know there’s a Polar Express train ride in Connecticut? That’s right! Thomaston’s Northern Lights Limited is nothing short of magical. Sure, there’s no animated Tom Hanks to punch your ticket, but there are singing elves. This unique experience is something you’ll love no matter how old you are. So get in the holiday spirit and prepare for a winter adventure you’ll never forget.

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Want a sneak peak of just how fun this amazing Christmas train ride in Connecticut really is? Check out this short film of a previous year’s Northern Lights excursion. The attendants were overflowing with joy!

Click here to buy tickets now, or call 860-283-7245 to make a reservation. Do you plan on climbing aboard the polar express train ride in Connecticut? Let us know in the comments! This isn’t the only train ride in Connecticut you absolutely need to take. You can dine in a moving train car on the Essex Steam Train!

Address: 242 E Main St, Thomaston, CT 06787, USA
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Polar Express Train Ride In Connecticut

October 12, 2019

What other Christmas train rides can I take in Connecticut?

All aboard! The Northern Lights Limited is just one Christmas train in Connecticut. The Essex Steam Train also welcomes holiday guests to climb aboard the 90-minute North Pole Express in Connecticut. Settle down in your cozy seat on the North Pole Express, which will be decked out in holiday lights and decorations, and enjoy the winter scenery as it rolls by. The North Pole Express runs on select days from November 15 through December 29, 2019.

If you prefer chugging along the tracks during the day instead of in the evening with The Northern Lights Limited, set off on the Santa Express. During the journey, Santa will visit with and bring presents to the kiddos, and the elves will lead travelers in singing Christmas carols.

What are the best holiday events in Connecticut for families?

On the lookout for the perfect family-friendly Christmas event in Connecticut? You’ll find a ton of ‘em. Travel to the North Pole, for example, via Torrington, at Carl Bozenski’s Christmas Village. The annual holiday celebration will take you straight to Santa’s home in the North Pole, There, you’ll meet the big guy himself, visit his workshop where the elves will be hard at work, and meet Santa’s reindeer as they rest up for their big night.

If you enjoyed your Polar Express Train ride in Connecticut, you’ll probably love the trolley ride through Winterfest and the Tunnel of Lights. Hosted by the Connecticut Trolley Museum, the holiday trolley ride sets off on select evenings in November and December.

Where can I see the best Christmas light displays in Connecticut?

The Christmas season in Connecticut certainly wouldn’t be complete without all of the sensational light displays. If you’d rather avoid the bitter Connecticut cold, stay warm and toasty in your car as you drive through the Hartford Holiday Light Fantasia. The spectacular Christmas event in Connecticut will take you on a two-mile drive through Goodwin Park, brimming with glittering lighted animations. You can even meet Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Don’t forget to also check out Amarante’s Winter Wonderland on Pratt Road in Dayville and Wonderland at Roseville in Fairfield.

Address: 242 E Main St, Thomaston, CT 06787, USA