The Polar Express Experience at the Texas State Railroad in East Texas

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The beautiful tradition of the Polar Express, which lights up the Texas State Railroad track in East Texas each holiday, will again make its return for 2021! Riders will be whisked into the magic of the season with festive music, the Soundtrack of the movie The Polar Express, as the book is read while enjoying hot chocolate and rhythmic hum of the rails!

Check out my tips, enjoy our pictures and as always, please let me know if you have any questions!

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Parking is FREE!

Arrive at least an hour before the train, to give you plenty of time to get your boarding pass and enjoy the photo ops!

Wearing your pajamas is always a big part of a ride on the Polar Express, and I love how whole families, from Grandpa and Grandma to the tiniest babies, are all dressed up in their matching jammies!

During your ride to the North Pole, you’ll enjoy the dancing, songs, hot chocolate and all the activities along the way.

The Polar Express runs from November 19th – December 26th, 2021 on select days. Advance reservations are required, and here’s a tip, they do sell out quickly, so don’t wait to book your adventure!

The Texas State Railroad

789 Park Rd. 70, Palestine

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