The North Pole Train Ride In New Jersey That Will Take You On An Unforgettable Adventure

Published in 1985, The Polar Express (written and illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg) has become a Christmas classic. The beloved book was adapted into an Oscar-nominated animated film in 2004, passing the story down another generation. Following the film’s success, Polar Express-themed trains began to pop up. New Jersey is home to one such train that’s sure to enchant you.

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The Polar Express Train departs from Whippany Station at 1 Railroad Plaza, Whippany. Rides begin today and run until December 31st. Many dates are already sold out (though there is still limited availability during the week before Christmas), so act fast if you’d like to relive the classic childhood tale. Delaware River Railroad Excursions offers a similar ride – you can check that out here.