Last chance for Polar Express tickets

November 9, 2013

There are only 30 trains in the United States that travel to the North Pole. One of them is “The Polar Express” aboard the historic Virginia & Truckee Railroad.

In its third season, the all-ages ride from the frosty northern Nevada landscape to the North Pole has won the hearts and minds of thousands of children and families. This year, the V&T doubled the number of Polar Express train rides, then added three more Thursday holiday trains to accommodate the demand. With the additional trains, remaining coach tickets are available Sunday, November 24 and December 1, and Thursday, December 5 and 12, all departing at 8 p.m.

Set to “The Polar Express” motion picture soundtrack, pajama-clad children can relive the magical story as the Virginia and Truckee whisks families away for an unforgettable ride to the North Pole. During the journey, the Conductor will punch tickets and chefs will serve hot chocolate, followed by a reading of Van Allsburg’s classic. At the North Pole, Santa will step aboard and greet the children.

The V&T’s engine and holiday decorated passenger cars leave the Carson City Eastgate Depot (seven miles east of downtown Carson City) and travel nearly two miles before stopping at Santa’s mythical North Pole retreat. The limited coach tickets at $38 for adults and $29 for children (free for children under 2 who sit on a lap). Trains depart Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 5 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., from November 22 to December 22.

To purchase tickets, call (877) 724-5007 or (775) 291-0208 or visit the V&T Railroad and click on the tickets link. Information is also available from the official Polar Express Train Ride website.

Source: Weidinger Public Relations press release.

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