The Polar Express Train Ride Comes to Puffing Billy Railway for Christmas
Puffing Billy will bring the magic of film to life with the POLAR EXPRESS Train ride this Christmas. This is fun filled festive event for the whole family.
Polar Express Train Ride – Puffing Billy
Bound for the North Pole, the POLAR EXPRESS train ride on Puffing Billy will immerse guests in the sights, sounds, and intrigue of this treasured holiday classic while weaving through the railways original mountain track from Belgrave to Menzies Creek and Lakeside.
Inspired by the Christmas picture book and the hit Christmas Movie in 2004, the Polar Express tells a story of a boy who takes an enchanting Christmas Eve train ride to the North Pole to receive a special gift from Santa.
With golden tickets in hand, Puffing Billy Railway’s THE POLAR EXPRESS Train Ride starts at Belgrave Station, giving passengers the chance to meet characters from the book, listen to a book reading of The Polar Express prior to boarding, live out scenes from the movie, and sing along to the sounds of the motion picture soundtrack, all while wearing their best set of pyjamas!
The train ride will whisk families away on an hour-long journey (one-way) through the rainforests and fern gullies of the Dandenong Ranges, with characters waiting at station stops to keep the Christmas spirit in check.
What to Expect
Once the train rolls into Lakeside, ticket holders will enjoy hot chocolate, a delicious cookie and one final theatrical performance before the man himself – Santa Claus – appears and welcomes the young and young at heart into his official North Pole residence at the Lakeside Visitor Centre!
On the return trip, all guests will take home an exclusive The POLAR EXPRESS complimentary sleigh bell – heard by all those who BELIEVE – their souvenir golden ticket and the merry memories made on this jolly train trip.
Here is what to expect:
- Interactive theatrical experiences at Lakeside station and the Menzies Creek Museum
- A train journey from Lakeside to Menzies Creek station and return
- Meet & Greet with Santa and his little helpers at the North Pole
- Hot Chocolate and delicious cookie on arrival back at Lakeside after your train ride
- Exclusive THE POLAR EXPRES complimentary sleigh bell and souvenir golden ticket
- Other activities at the Lakeside Visitor Centre
- Unique Photo opportunities
Just like the kids in the book and movie, families are encouraged to wear their pyjamas for the ride!
9 – 17 December, 2023
Puffing Billy Railway
Website – More info to come soon!
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