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Reserve now for popular Polar Express
Dates run from Nov. 6-Jan. 10

Grand Canyon Railway's popular holiday tradition, The Polar Express, will kick off Nov. 6 and run more than 40 evenings through Jan. 10.

Most evenings, the Grand Canyon Railway offers two trains from the Williams Depot - at 6:30 and 8 p.m.

Presentations on weekends and nights close to Christmas typically sell out.

Closely following the classic Christmas story, "The Polar Express" by Chris Van Allsburg, this nighttime trip from the Grand Canyon Railway depot in Williams through the wilderness to the "North Pole" features a special reading of "The Polar Express" while passengers enjoy hot chocolate and chocolate chip cookies.

After arriving at the "North Pole" - a Christmas light village featuring an "Aurora Borealis" - Santa Claus and his reindeer welcome passengers before Santa boards the Polar Express for the return trip to Williams. Santa makes his way through the historic Pullman passenger cars, greeting every child and giving a special gift - a jingle bell signifying belief in Santa Claus. The round trip journey takes a little over an hour.

Make reservations by calling 1-800-THE-TRAIN.

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