The summer heat may be in full throttle, but now is a great time to start thinking about Christmas holiday vacations. Thanks to some great news, one of those options for a family-friendly Christmas holiday vacations lets you experience the Polar Express Train Ride.
The Polar Express will temporarily run out of Batesville on select dates beginning November 20 with a final ride on December 27. The path will run along communities on the old Illinois Central line between Southaven and Canton, Mississippi. Fans of the book that was turned into a Tom Hanks fueled film can enjoy the magic of the train to visit Santa thanks to Iowa Pacific Holdings.
Guests can enjoy the magic with prices beginning at $25 for children and $35 for adults. Premium classes sell out fast, according to the webiste, but it also notes the “standard class receives the same on-board show, golden ticket and visit from Santa.”
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The various classes include the Diamond Class, which includes “the best views of the North Pole, truly exceptional vintage rail equipment and the keepsake Polar Express mug not available anywhere else, and First Class, which “gets extraordinary views of the approaching The North Pole as Santa and his elves greet the train and all the passengers on board. An exclusive souvenir mug completes first class service, and let’s not forget to mention a delicious cookie and a wink from Santa as he walks through the train greeting each child!”
Of course, everyone also gets the iconic silver bell to capture their belief in Santa and keep to spark memories of their Santa experience for years to come.