The North Carolina Transportation Museum, at 1 Samuel Spencer Drive, Spencer, is bringing back its popular holiday attraction, the Polar Express train ride, in 2023.
We definitely wouldn’t call this activity cheap, because coach tickets are $40 for adults and $34 for kids, but it’s such a treasured and iconic Christmas activity for North Carolina families, that we think it’s something that should be included in our holiday coverage, especially since it’s pretty close to Charlotte. (And we hear it from readers when we leave it off!)
The train ride is set to the sounds of the movie soundtrack as you travel to the “North Pole.” Along the way, listen to a reading of Chris Van Allsburg’s classic, The Polar Express, and enjoy hot chocolate and cookies. At the North Pole, families will leave the train and watch Santa present the first gift of Christmas. Back at Candy Cane Lane, all passengers who “believe” will receive their own sleigh ball.
Learn about other Christmas train rides around North Carolina.
Dates of The Polar Express Train Ride:
- November 10-11
- November 17-19
- November 24-26
- December 1-3
- December 7-10
- December 12-23
Upcoming Events in the Charlotte areaCheck out our full events calendar, where you can enter any date, or look at the events for the next few days here:
Thursday, September 28, 2023
Friday, September 29, 2023
Saturday, September 30, 2023