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Friday, December 16, 2011

All Aboard! Tickets Please!

Last weekend we took a ride aboard the Polar Express! It was a fantastic experience for the four of us. Each one of us was happy, soaking it all in, and just really enjoying the ride.
Our kids are OBSESSED with the Polar Express movie, and more recently, the book as well... so what a perfect launch into the holiday season to ride the Polar Express to the North Pole... we met the Conductor, the Elves, and even Santa Claus! They re-enact a little bit of the book and movie, they do a read along of the book, and sing carols! The ride itself is approximately an hour - but each rider gets hot chocolate and a cookie. The kids get a "golden ticket" that the conductor punches and Santa gives each child a bell. In addition, in certain sections of the train, you get a souvenir mug to take home.

It was something I would even do again next year!


Very excited to show off his ticket once we boarded the train!

Looking around, soaking it all in, trying to figure out whats going on!



the singing and dancing waiters/waitresses

Hot Hot Hot HOT CHOCOLATE!

Paige doesn't know where to look! So much going on.

Punching the tickets

Cookies! and you can see Connors punched ticket.

Pulling into the North Pole! (you don't get off the train... Santa and Elves come aboard)

meeting Elves!

Meeting an Elf

Santa's COMING!

presenting Connor with his bell

playing the bell

waiting for Santa to see her!

She has her bell too!

2 comments:

Fire Wife said...

How cute! What a neat idea!

Melissa said...

That looks like so much fun! I would love to do that one day....even if my kids are teens...Mom can still have fun right?