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The Polar Express™

Ongoing Event
11/07/2024 - 12/31/2024

Experience the magic this holiday season! Join us for a truly magical recreation of the classic holiday story, THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride. Climb aboard one of our powerful locomotives and historic train cars as it departs our Bryson City Depot for the North Pole to pick up Santa Claus himself. Upon arriving at our depot, you’ll be immersed in the story as our chefs serve you hot chocolate and sweet treats while singing and dancing all the way to the Pole! On the return trip to Bryson City, Santa will visit each coach and hand out the first gift of Christmas to each child.

Nightly Run Schedule (We run 7 days a week, except for Christmas Day and Thanksgiving)

Weekday Departures (Monday to Friday):

  • 5:00 PM, 6:40 PM, 8:20 PM

5-Day Runs Starting November 23 (November 23, 30, December 7, 14, 21):

  • Saturdays Only: 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 5:00 PM, 6:40 PM, 8:20 PM

4-Day Runs Starting December 1 (December 1, 8, 15, 22):

  • Sundays Only: 1:00 PM, 5:00 PM, 6:40 PM, 8:20 PM