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The Polar Express Train Ride

November 10, 2017 - December 31, 2017

Over 84,000 guests rode The Polar Express with the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad in 2016 and we hope to see you in 2017! The 1¼ hour round-trip excursion comes to life as the train departs the Bryson City depot for a journey through the quiet wilderness for a special visit at the North Pole. Set to the sounds of the motion picture soundtrack, guests on board will enjoy warm cocoa and a treat while listening and reading along with the magical story. Children’s faces show the magic of the season when the train arrives at the North Pole to find Santa Claus waiting. Santa will board THE POLAR EXPRESS, greeting each child and presenting them with a special gift as in the story, their own silver sleigh bell. Christmas carols will be sung as they return back to the Bryson City Depot.

The Polar Express begins November 10, 2017, and operates through December 31, 2017.


November 10, 2017
December 31, 2017


Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
Pigeon Forge, TN United States + Google Map