The Polar Express Train Ride by Grand Canyon Railway

November, 2017

10Nov - 6JanNov 105:30 p.m.Jan 6The Polar Express Train Ride5:30 p.m. - (January 6) 7:30 p.m. Grand Canyon RailwayEvents Categories:Experience

Event Details

The evening wilderness of Williams, Arizona transforms into ‘the North Pole” every winter for local families. Santa Claus and his reindeer are waiting with a keepsake present for every good boy and girl. Watch your children’s faces light up when the train arrives, and enjoy hot chocolate and chocolate chip cookies while listening to this timeless story.

Grand Canyon Railway’s The Polar Express is a magical, nighttime train adventure to the “North Pole.” During the holiday season The Polar Express departs the Williams Depot in Williams, AZ at select dates and times, and takes you and your family on a journey through the moonlit wilderness.

Much like in the book and movie, guests can expect a lively bunch of elves, chefs and other characters to provide constant entertainment. Photo-ops are plentiful as you are encouraged to sing, dance and act out old fashioned holiday songs, and read along to The Polar Express story by Chris Van Allsburg. Fill up on chocolate chip cookies and hot chocolate provided by Santa’s chefs just before you arrive at the North Pole.

Upon arrival to Santa’s Village, the train will fill with anticipation as Santa makes his way through the cars, visiting every boy, girl, mom and dad, leaving them with a special gift. Santa will visit each car as the train returns to the Williams Depot.

Current dates available: November 10 – 12, Nov 16 – 19, Nov 22, Nov 24 – 27, Nov 29 – 4, Dec 6 – 11, Dec 13 – 24, Dec 26 – 30, Jan 4 – 6, 2018

To book a train or package, visit the Grand Canyon Railway website.


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November 10 (Friday) 5:30 pm - January 6 (Saturday) 7:30 pm


Grand Canyon Railway

1201 W. Route 66 Ste. 200 Flagstaff, AZ