Enjoy A Magical Polar Express Train Ride Aboard The Texas State Railroad

“All aboard! This is the Polar Express!” We all recognize that line from the iconic Christmas book and movie about the little boy who takes a magical train ride to the North Pole. Thanks to Texas State Railroad in Palestine, you too can have that experience this year. They recreate the film impeccably, paying attention to every last detail so you’ll truly believe you’ve stepped into the story and are on your way to meet Santa Claus. From dancing chefs serving hot chocolate to getting your very own sleigh bell from the big man himself, the experience will make your holiday season the most memorable one yet. Get ready to soak up the magic on this spectacular Polar Express train ride in Texas.

The Polar Express train runs through December 28, and tickets can be purchased here. This popular attraction often sells out, so it’s best to get your tickets early.

Have you ever ridden on the Polar Express train ride in Texas? Was it just as magical as it is in the movie?

Address: 789 Park Rd 70, Palestine, TX 75801, USA
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polar express train ride in Texas

October 09, 2019

What other Christmas train rides can I take in Texas?

Texas State Railroad isn’t the only Christmas train in Texas. You’ll find a similar attraction in Grapevine, Texas. Hailed as “the Christmas capital of Texas,” this city doesn’t scrimp on their festivities. If you loved this, you’ll also want to experience The Austin Steam Train Association’s North Pole Flyer. This adventure is full of holly jolly spirit. Book early! These events sell out quickly.

What are the best holiday events in Texas for families?

The Trail of Lights in Austin is a must-see holiday event in Texas. Complete with carolers, food trucks, and a dazzling moontower Christmas tree, this event is always magical. You won’t want to miss out on this iconic Christmas event in Texas. Fort Worth also hosts a whimsical Christmas celebration every year. Head down to the downtown city streets during Thanksgiving weekend to witness the Fort Worth Parade of Lights. This breathtaking display is full of twinkling floats and fabulous entertainers.

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

The tiny town of Clebourne fills the streets with over 3 million lights every December. This yearly tradition, known as “Whistle Stop Christmas,” has been going strong since 1996. Take a weekend trip and explore their 12 acres of non-stop Christmas joy. You’ll also find incredible Christmas lights at Santa’s Ranch in New Braunfels. This drive-through spectacle showcases 100 animations and over 1 million lights and is a must-see Christmas event in Texas.

Address: 789 Park Rd 70, Palestine, TX 75801, USA