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

Nothing is quite as magical as true Christmas Spirit, and it comes alive in Burlington, Vermont on the Polar Express. This train ride brings pajama-clad guests on a train to the North Pole with a special appearance from Santa himself! This activity is a fundraiser for the Vermont Children’s Trust Foundation and it is the perfect time of year to support this wonderful organization. All aboard the Polar Express!

We originally published this article in 2016, but we’ve updated it with the latest 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: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

In 2018, the train runs on December 8th and 9th. There are eight departures each day, starting at noon and leaving every hour, on the hour, until the last train at 7 p.m.. Tickets are $30 each, and children ages two and younger ride free.

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