So many things can be associated with Christmas and the Holiday Season. It can be anything from flying reindeer, snow, Christmas trees, and candy canes. Something that also comes to mind are trains. Whistling locomotive train sets on an endless loop around the Christmas tree, or even a holiday classic film such as The Polar Express ( a must-watch for my family every year.) Trains have been a reliable mode of transport for hundreds of years, and may even play a part in helping Santa distribute all his gifts. If you are interested in a real-life "Polar Express" check out the train rides being offered this season here in Indiana.


 Yoho General Store

Located in Solsberry Indiana, the Yoho General Store is the place to be on Saturday, December 3rd! Starting at 8:30 there will be a prepared hot breakfast, afterward visit the Tulip Trestle observation deck to view the Santa Train as it makes its way over the largest train bridge in the state. For more information on this Christmas event visit this website.

Reindeer Ride Express

Located a bit north of Indianapolis in the township of Noblesville is a Christmas train ride! The ride boards at 825 Forest Park Drive in Noblesville. The train ride is an hour and fifteen minutes in length, and Santa will be onboard for the duration of the trip! You will be able to enjoy views of Santa's workshop and Morse Reservoir as you cross over. Christmas carols and hot chocolate complete the magical journey! But if that weren't enough the ride also includes a cookie and a gift from Father Christmas. adult beverages will be available to purchase as well.

The Whitewater Valley Railroad

With their very own Polar Express-themed train excursion, the town of Connersville, Indiana. Train tickets are $39 for anyone two years and up. The film and beloved storybook will be brought to life with hot chocolate and dancing chefs, a book reading of The Polar Express, train travelers will also receive a silver sleigh bell (the first gift of Christmas) while Santa visits with on-board families.
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The Candy Cane Express

Fort Wayne Indiana has a holiday train experience as well. Tickets will go on sale November 9th and the train ride includes a visit with Santa Claus, cookies and milk, games, and Christmas tunes!

The Polar Express Train Ride

This holiday train experience is located in French Lick, Indiana. This train ride is soundtracked by the songs from The Polar Express film. This 80-minute train trip has limited tickets available so make sure you plan ahead! A conductor will be stopping by to punch tickets and the "first gift of Christmas" will be given out to all passengers who believe.

Ashley S
Ashley S


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