All aboard the Polar Express in Carson City this holiday season
Submitted by editor on Mon, 08/29/2011 - 2:06pm
CARSON CITY, Nev. — Carson City’s Old West meets the North Pole this holiday season as the Polar Express™ train will take weekend railway runs across the frosty Northern Nevada landscape Thanksgiving through Dec. 23, according to the Carson City Convention and Visitors Bureau.
The Virginia & Truckee Railroad is one of the officially licensed Polar Express Train Ride events nationwide this holiday season. This historic 100-year train, complete with decorated passenger cars and Christmas music, leaves the Carson City Eastgate Depot (located seven miles east of Downtown Carson City) and travels nearly two miles before staging at Santa's mythical North Pole retreat. The Polar Express™ departs Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 4 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., Thanksgiving weekend through Dec. 23.
Tickets include keepsake silver bell, hot chocolate, cookies, entertainment and reading of Polar Express. Tickets are free for children two and under, $25 for ages 3-12 and $34 for 13 and older.
Early reservations are recommended due to the universal popularity of the attraction early as these trains are expected to sell out quickly. “All Aboard!” - for those who truly believe! To book tickets in advance call (775) 687-7410 or online: (http://vttrain.activitytickets.com/activity/83) or www.polarexpressride.com.
The Polar Express train rides are based on the holiday feature film from Warner Bros. Pictures and the beloved children’s book, by Chris Van Allsburg, about a doubting young boy who takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole on Christmas Eve. The Virginia & Truckee Railroad has partnered with Rail Events Inc. (through Warner Brothers Consumer Products, Inc.) to bring the officially licensed train ride event to Carson City this holiday season.
Set to the sounds of the motion picture soundtrack, pajama clad passengers will relive the magic of the story as this nighttime train whisks families away for an unforgettable ride to the North Pole. During the journey, the Conductor will punch tickets and chefs serve hot chocolate, followed by a reading of Van Allsburg’s classic. At the North Pole, Santa will board the train and greet the children! And Santa has a gift for those who truly believe - a silver sleigh bell.
For more information on the travel deals, dining, lodging, activity information and further details on the V&T train, visit www.VisitCarsonCity.comor call 800-Nevada-1.