All Aboard the Polar Express!

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The magical Polar Express holiday journey begins Saturday, November 17, at Texas State Railroad in Palestine, Texas.

Santa's elves are excited to welcome every boy and girl, age 2 to 92, aboard the Polar Express. As Christmas approaches the magic of the North Pole intensifies. Family and friends celebrate the season aboard this treasured holiday journey, sharing with loved ones’ lifelong memories.

While children marvel at the lights, elves and Santa Claus, every adult will smile with satisfaction just watching their glee. Children of all ages will have a one-on-one experience with the cast of conductors, elves, waiters and chefs and, of course, the man in red … Santa Claus!

The best part is that everyone gets to wear their pajamas out in public.

An great alternative to the busy malls, the Polar Express at Texas State Railroad is a very popular East Texas Christmas adventure. The season’s first train ride heads out of the Palestine station on November 17 and continues through December 27. Demand is high for this special seasonal event causing it to sell out far in advance.

Based on requests by Polar Express visitors, the dome car, featuring the best view of the holiday decorations and lights, has returned to East Texas. Tickets will go quickly for this limited and luxurious seating under the stars.

Ticket prices range from $20 to $140 per ticket. For more information, visit or call (855) 632-7729.

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