Photo Courtesy of Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad
One of the most beloved holiday books and movies comes to life in Elkins on the Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad this holiday season. Experience the magic of THE POLAR EXPRESS Train Ride as it glides into town November 5, 8–12, 15–19, 24–26 and 28–30 as well as December 1–3, 5–10 and 12–17.
Just as in the book by Chris Van Allsburg and the Warner Brothers’ movie of the same title, passengers—who may come dressed in their pajamas—will board with a souvenir golden ticket and coast through the night to the North Pole as the conductor punches tickets and dancing chefs serve hot cocoa to the beat of the movie soundtrack. Once at the North Pole, Santa will board the train and provide true believers in Christmas magic a coveted silver bell.
Hop aboard at the downtown Railroad Depot, and include a holiday buffet at the Railyard Restaurant with your magical North Pole experience. Reservations are required for the train ride and the Railyard buffet, and both sell out quickly. mountainrailwv.com/tour/polar-express
This article originally appeared in the November/December 2017 issue of AAA World.