All Aboard the Polar Express!

Conductor Brian Durham prepares to board the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad's Polar Express train, Friday, Nov. 27, 2015, in Portland, Maine. The historic equipment, which operates on rails set two feet apart, was used from the 1870s until the 1940s. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

For a trip to the North Pole, there’s no finer way to travel than on board The Polar Express.

Railroads around the country offer seasonal trips to see Santa between Thanksgiving and Christmas, including the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. and Museum.

The festively decorated train offers passengers hot chocolate and cookies and a reading of “The Polar Express” during its one-mile journey along Casco Bay.

Chris Van Allsburg’s beloved story of one young boy’s magical winter journey won the Caldecott Medal in 1986.


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