Enjoy A Magical Polar Express Train Ride Aboard The North Pole Express In Pennsylvania

Remember how hard it was to fall asleep on Christmas Eve when you were a kid? Somehow, after what seemed like hours you finally drifted off, only to wake up with such anticipation you could barely stand it. Christmas has the potential to turn us all into kids again. Reclaim that childhood excitement by climbing aboard this polar express train ride in Pennsylvania.

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New Hope & Ivyland Railroad
32 West Bridge Street
New Hope, PA 18938
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Address: 32 W Bridge St, New Hope, PA 18938, USA
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Polar Express Train Ride In Pennsylvania

October 12, 2019

What other Christmas train rides can I take in Pennsylvania?

All aboard! Ready for another fun ride aboard a Christmas train in Pennsylvania? You have several options across the state. Watch the kiddos’ eyes light up when Santa joins them on their journey aboard the Santa Express Train in Hollidaysburg. The Santa Express Train pulls out of the station on select days at the end of November and in December, so make reservations well ahead of time. (Trains sell out quickly.)

Oil Creek & Titusville Railroad also hosts a special Christmas train in Pennsylvania. The Santa Train only runs on November 30 and December 1 and 7, 2019. During your special Christmas adventure, you’ll be able to join in singing Christmas carols, take photos of the kiddos with Santa, and stay cozy and warm with a cup of hot chocolate when the train returns to the station.

What are the best holiday events in Pennsylvania for families?

Spend an enchanting December day at the Christkindl Market, an annual tradition in Mifflinburg. The traditional German market features plenty to do – from shopping for Christmas gifts to indulging in classic German foods.

If you like the idea of an old-fashioned Christmas, visit the charming town of Indiana. The hometown of Jimmy Stewart, perhaps best known for his role as George Bailey in It’s A Wonderful Life, transforms into Bedford Falls. The weekends leading up to Christmas also feature the It’s A Wonderful Life Festival, filled with fun, family-friendly holiday activities.

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

Pennsylvania transforms into a winter wonderland, awash in twinkling lights, especially during the holiday season. You’ll find plenty of Christmas lights displays in Pennsylvania, too. If you prefer staying in your car, drive through Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland in Butler. The Christmas attraction boasts three miles of glittering holiday displays. You can get out of the car after your drive through to meet Santa in a heated building.

One of the most popular Christmas lights displays is undoubtedly Koziar’s Christmas Village in Bernville. The Christmas Village, a staple for more than seven decades, boasts more than one million twinkling lights you can admire as you stroll through the attraction. You can visit with Santa and indulge in delicious treats during your visit, too.

Address: 32 W Bridge St, New Hope, PA 18938, USA