Galveston Railroad Museum's The Polar Express Train Ride
The Polar Express Train Ride is a theatrical re-creation of the classic children’s story on board a real train. (Photo courtesy of Galveston CVB)
The Polar Express Train Ride is a theatrical re-creation of the classic children’s story on board a real train. Set to the soundtrack of the motion picture, passengers will relive the magic of the classic story as they are whisked away on the Polar Express for a magical one-hour trip to meet Santa.
Passengers are served hot chocolate and a treat by dancing chefs, enjoy a reading of the book by Chris Van Allsburg, and receive the first gift of Christmas (a silver sleigh bell) after Santa boards the train to greet families. Attendants lead passengers in caroling and fun holiday activities on the return trip to Galveston’s historic depot.
The train ride consists of six separate cars pulled by vintage locomotives from the Galveston Railroad Museum’s collection.
Showtimes are: Fri, Sat and Sun: 5 p.m., 6:45 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. plus a Sunday matinee: 3:15 p.m.M