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Ride a Train to the North Pole with the Polar Express in Williams, Arizona

The Polar Express Experience is one of the most popular holiday events in Arizona!

This ride takes the popular Polar Express book and movie, and plays it out in about 1.5 hours of magic! The ride starts and ends at the Grand Canyon Railroad depot in Williams, Arizona.

Waiters will sing and dance to songs like “Hot Chocolate” – and each person is served hot chocolate with a cookie on the way to the North Pole. The Polar Express book is read as well. Once you arrive at the North Pole, a brightly decorated light scene greets you, and Santa himself waves to the passing train! On the ride back, all join in singing familiar Christmas songs, with the magical experience of Santa appearing in the car and handing each person a bell, the first gift of Christmas.

Learn more on the website.

Getting there

Grand Canyon Railway
233 N Grand Canyon Blvd
Williams, AZ 86046


  • Jana Tingom

    Jana is a homeschooling mother of three children, and lives in Scottsdale with her husband, Chris. She enjoys traveling, reading and coffee. Follow @phoenixwithkids on Instagram for daily photos around Phoenix!

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