Polar Express tickets go on sale Oct. 1 - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Polar Express tickets go on sale Oct. 1

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From West Texas Polar Express:

Lubbock, TX─The enchantment is about to unfold for West Texas families. The West Texas & Lubbock Railway, is your host for a magical train trip that will bring the famous story, The Polar Express alive for children and their families. The adventure begins on November 16th, with select dates running through January 6th, 2013.

The Polar Express train makes a mystical round-trip journey to the 'North Pole'.The characters of the motion picture based on the book by Chris VanAllsburg come to life with the conductor punching away at the kid's golden tickets, chefs dancing and delivering cocoa and cookies, and the doubting hobo wandering through the train. The story is read aloud and the music from the movie plays for all the kids to sing along.

At the North Pole, Santa anxiously awaits the children amongst the sparkling lights of his little city and climbs aboard with his dozens of cheerful, singing elves and a bag full of classic silver bells for all the believing boys and girls, which are said to only be heard by those who still believe. The return trip is full of holiday cheer with Santa meeting each and every child, festive caroling with Santa's elves, and all the characters of the story magically bringing the story to life.

"We are honored to bring The Polar Express train experience to the families of West Texas," stated Susan McMahan, Manager of the Polar Express event for the railroad. "We look forward to reacquainting ourselves with all the families who ride each year as well as welcoming new passengers who will find out why this is such a popular annual tradition!" 

The Polar Express Train Ride is approximately a one-hour round-trip departing at 4:30pm, 6:30pm and 8:30pm from the train station in Wolfforth, TX, located at 103 North Steck Avenue. This is a new departure location for the Polar Express in 2012 with a restored depot. With attractive landscaping and historic charm, customers can expect a walk back in time at the new Wolfforth depot.

Children are encouraged to wear their pajamas to keep in the spirit of the story, and special Polar Express merchandise is available at the depot gift shop. Passengers in the first class Dome Car seating will also receive a commemorative Polar Express cocoa mug to take home. 

Tickets are available www.WestTexasPolarExpressRide.com or call 877-726-RAIL (7245).

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