Monday, November 12, 2012

All Aboard the Polar Express!

In case you're wondering, I did it! I completed the Color Run... But more on that tomorrow! :)

Ever since I was a little girl, one of my all-time favorite Christmas books was The Polar Express. I loved the meaning behind the story, not to mention the fact that the little boy in the book actually got to take a trip to the North Pole to meet the one and only, Santa Claus!

When I was in my early twenties, the movie was released. And yes, I saw it in the theater. Twice. I was captivated by the realism of the film and was once again transported to my youth, reliving the moments when the children go to meet Santa Claus.

Now that I'm an adult, it's so important to me that my children believe. Because believing in Santa is the beginning to truly loving the holiday season. When you're a child, that is. Atleast, I think so. :)

The last few years have been a bit of a trial for Aidan, he just isn't into Santa. But this year? Well, remember, I said that this year would be different.

And it is. Aidan is all about Santa! 

He's watched this video about the Polar Express about 20 times and LOVES it! He keeps telling me that he wants to take the choo choo train to the North Pole to meet Santa Claus. 

Well, of course I'm not going to let him down!

I was recently notified that the Texas State Railroad has their very own Polar Express. Here's some info for any of you East Texans who may be interested:

All Aboard! The Polar Express comes to life this holiday season as the Texas State Railroad rolls out of the station bound for the "North Pole!" Come early and climb aboard with your family to cozy-up and enjoy our festively-decorated vintage train cars. Dancing chefs deliver hot chocolate and a cookie to each guest to savor while music from the Polar Express movie plays en route to the North Pole. Make sure to have your tickets handy, because your conductor will be by shortly to punch each child's ticket. Before arriving at the North Pole, the iconic book, The Polar Express is read as your Chef turns the pages to share the beautiful illustrations in the original book. With the station far away, The Polar Express magically arrives at the outskirts of Santa's North Pole village, where Santa Claus himself and his elves joyously welcome the train! As you stay comfortably settled and warm in your seat, Santa and his helper elf board the train! During the return trip, Santa will greet each child with his signature holiday spirit and the first gift of Christmas: a bell cut from his sleigh. It is said that only children and those who still believe can actually hear the bell ring. Join in the singing as your Chef or Conductor lead Christmas caroling on the 30-minute return trip. For those wanting the magic to last or to do a little Christmas shopping, visit our gift shop in the station for special Polar Express gifts and merchandise. Oh, one last thing, children are encouraged to wear their PJ's; adults who still believe have been known to wear them, too! So, are you coming? All Aboard!
All Aboard the Polar Express is coming to the Texas State Railroad, visit or call 877-726-7245 to climb aboard.

How magical does this sound? I'm so excited to treat my boys to this awesome adventure on the Polar Express. Hopefully it will become a family tradition for us as the years go by. :)

Do you have any fun holiday traditions? Have you ever ridden on the Polar Express? 

This post is sponsored by The Texas State Railroad. All opinions are my own. They have given me 4 free tickets to share this wonderful experience with my family.

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