Portland, Maine offers one of the best Christmas events in the country, a ride on The Polar Express! Each year Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co & Museum bring to life The Polar Express. Families wearing their pajamas meet at the Ocean Gateway Visitor's Center and wait to be picked up by the trains conductor. Once the train arrives, you board your car and find your name on your seat. The train and cars are restored and look traditional. Once your journey starts, you will make a few stops along the way. Chefs will board the train with hot coco ( cooled to room temp for the kids) and a reading of the book will take place. You will then pick up Santa at the North Pole, and he will stop in each car to meet the children. His helper will even hand out sleigh bells! The final stop is back at the Visitors Center.
For this event the staff is exceptional, and the train cars are beautiful. This is the only licensed Polar Express ride in Maine, and it runs Thanksgiving through Christmas. You can purchase tickets through PortTix. It is a wonderful event to put you and your family in the Christmas spirit.
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