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

Austin always lights up around the holidays. While we may not get snow, there’s no shortage of winter wonderland festivities. Kids aged one to 92 will beam with joy at this merry treat. Everyone in Austin should experience this magical polar express train ride at least once.

We wrote our original article in 2016, but we’ve updated it to reflect all the details for 2018!

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:

To learn more about the Austin Steam Train’s holiday tradition, visit