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THE POLAR EXPRESSTM in Rowan County, NC

“Well, are you coming?” Inspired by the hit movie, this holiday favorite comes to life as you and your family take a magical trip on THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride! This Rowan County original holiday event is held at the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer, NC each holiday season.

Set to the sounds of the motion picture soundtrack, families are sure to enjoy their trip to the North Pole, complete with hot chocolate and cookies served on board the train. Passengers are entertained by a reading of Chris Van Allsburg’s classic, THE POLAR EXPRESS™. Upon arrival at the North Pole, passengers deboard to watch Santa present the first gift of Christmas. Before exiting the train at Candy Cane Lane, all passengers who BELIEVE will receive their own sleigh bell.

Experience the joy of caroling and holiday entertainment that will surely become an annual family tradition. Children of all ages are encouraged to wear their pajamas on their 70-minute ride and join in on the magic of Christmas!

Rowan County Tourism offers complimentary tickets to THE POLAR EXPRESS™ each year as part of our Overnight Stay & Play Packages. You can earn free tickets by booking your overnight stay in a Rowan County lodging property during THE POLAR EXPRESS™ event. Be sure to learn more about our this offer and others on our special offers page.

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