Every holiday season there is “the hot toy, electronic, gadget or experience.” Word from the North Pole is that The Polar Express Train Ride is a very hot ticket this year with weekends selling out fast and even weekdays filling up.

Now in its 19th year transporting “all who truly believe” from Williams to the North Pole, beginning Friday, November 8 through January 4. Tickets are available Sunday through Thursday for $45 (adults) and $33 (children); Friday and Saturday for $58 (adults) and $45 (children); and The Christmas Eve Limited for $82 (adults) and $59 (children).

The 90-minute holiday experience is based on the pages from Chris Van Allsburg’s classic children’s book. Guests can expect visits from chefs offering hot chocolate and chocolate-chip cookies, and, of course, the man of the evening – Santa Claus himself. Caroling and laughter fills the train, making the journey to the North Pole an eagerly awaited yearly tradition. 

The Grand Canyon Railway & Hotel also offers the POLAR EXPRESS Package, which features overnight accommodations as well as POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride tickets for guests. Included in this package is the POLAR EXPRESS train excursion, a one-night stay at the Grand Canyon Railway Hotel, and breakfast and dinner at the Grand Depot Café. 

The train departs on select dates at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Book online at www.thetrain.com/special-events/the-polar-express for 2019/2020 or call 1-888-848-3511.