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Visit the North Pole during the Christmas Holiday Season

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Polar Express, Virginia and Truckee Railroad Riding The Polar Express™ to the North Pole has become a popular family outing during the Christmas holiday season in the Reno / Tahoe area. Transportation to visit Santa's legendary workshop is provided on trains of the Virginia and Truckee Railroad, departing on select dates from the Eastgate Depot near Carson City.

Getting Tickets for The Polar Express™

The Polar Express™ sells out every year. Getting tickets as soon as possible after they go on sale is imperative if you want to ensure the best seats, date, and time for your family and/or group. For this holiday season, tickets go on sale on Friday, August 19, 2016. Tickets will be available online from Activity Tickets and by phone at (877) 724-5007 or (775) 291-0208. Be sure to have everything lined up before buying tickets - there are no refunds.

You can get regular coach or VIP tickets. The trip is on the same train, but VIP treatment on a separate parlor car includes additional entertainment, extra time with Santa, a special holiday treat, and a Polar Express™ ceramic hot chocolate mug. All passengers receive the Christmas gift of a silver sleigh bell from Santa, hot chocolate and cookies, and a reading of The Polar Express™ story by Chris Van Allsburg.

The Polar Express™ for the 2016 Christmas holiday season will visit the North Pole from November 17 through December 23. For additional information, visit the Polar Express™ FAQ. This site includes the dos and don'ts of riding the train to help everyone have a safe and enjoyable experience.

Polar Express on the Virginia and Truckee Railroad, Nevada, NV
The Polar Express™ takes passengers to the North Pole on the Virginia & Truckee Railroad. Photo © Stan White

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